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Leading Schools with Digital Vision (Memphis Sept 2010)


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This presentation was shared at the opening keynote at the Martin Institute's Fall 2010 conference in Memphis, Tennessee. Much of the world has gone digital, so must learning at school. Creativity is vital, and good leadership matters. Stagnant, accomodation-level technology integration makes technology investments in our schools a waste of money. School leaders can and should encourage teachers to use digital learning tools in transformative ways to open new doors of opportunity for students as well as parents. By focusing on creating, communicating / sharing, and collaborating, principals can help develop a shared instructional vocabularly with teachers which is focused on student engagement. Without creation, there can be no creativity. How will you let your students create? How will you give students choices? How will your students teach the curriculum? These are essential questions to ask together with teachers, as we seek to effectively (and legally) "talk with media / pictures" and leverage the constructive power of digital media tools for learning inside and outside the classroom.

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Leading Schools with Digital Vision (Memphis Sept 2010)

  1. 1. Leading Schools with Digital Vision in a bubblesheet world 30 Sept 2010 by Wesley Fryer
  2. 2. Heros at your school (Lance Ford)
  3. 3. it all comes down to the EDUCATOR leadership is NOT just POSITIONAL
  4. 4. 3 KEY Messages the world has gone digital... so must learning @school digital sandboxes are essential by NeoGaboX by jnxyz creativity is vital ... so you can model transformative digital learning
  5. 5. TXT WFRYER TO 50500
  6. 6. recent road trip? by NinJA999
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  9. 9. by gilderic <1> the world has gone digital... must learning @school
  10. 10. 5 minute activity: write down 3 notable statistics
  11. 11. #1 way of accessing the Internet by 2020
  12. 12. cell phone computers are more powerful
  13. 13. by tobym digital footprints
  14. 14. how can we manage our digital footprints? by viktor.loveandpeace
  15. 15. <2> digital sandboxes are essential by katherine lynn
  16. 16. by m morgan
  17. 17. where is your platform for publishing & sharing? by katherine lynn
  18. 18. Computer Literacy?
  19. 19. by Quang Minh (YILKA)
  20. 20. what evidence do you have to prove you were in 6th grade?
  21. 21. 11-29 October 2010 -
  22. 22. <3> creativity is vital by williamcho
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  24. 24. Shanghai, China by wfryer 21 September 2010
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  27. 27. 2001 revision of Bloom's Taxonomy
  28. 28. without creation there is no creativity (your students have to "make stuff!")
  29. 29. by One Laptop per Child transformative digital learning
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  31. 31. by eBeam interactive white board (IWB) awe
  32. 32. all technology is “magic” at some level by Juliana Coutinho
  33. 33. by jasoneppink Alan Kay: “The predominant technology in the classroom determines the predominant learning task”
  34. 34. mobile digital devices matter by kfisto
  35. 35. accomodating transformative
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  37. 37. technology alone will not change learning outcomes
  38. 38. "As for enhanced efficiency in learning and teaching, there have been no advances (measured by higher academic achievement of urban, suburban, or rural students) over the last decade that can be confidently attributed to broader access to computers. No surprise here, as the debate over whether new technologies have increased overall American economic productivity also has had no clear answers. The link between test score improvements and computer availability and use is even more contested." Dr Larry Cuban. Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom. Harvard University Press. 2003. ISBN: 0674011090. pages 178-179.
  39. 39. "...the billions schools have spent on computers have had little effect on how teachers and students learn... The reason for this disappointing result is that the way schools have employed computers has been perfectly predictable, perfectly logical-- and perfectly wrong. As we show in this chapter, schools have crammed them into classrooms to sustain and marginally improve the way they already teach and run their schools, just as most organizations do when they attempt to implement innovations, including computers. Using computers this way will never allow schools to migrate to a student- centric classroom." Christensen, Horn & Johnson. Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. McGraw Hill. 2008. Pages 72-73.
  40. 40. stagnant, accomodation level technology integration = wasted $$$ by Joe_Andrews
  41. 41. by gagilas
  42. 42. villain #1: fear (especially of change) by L.Brumm Photography
  43. 43. villain #2: ignorance by mellyjean
  44. 44. technology adoption lifecycle (Everett Rogers)
  45. 45. Levels of Technology Use (Powerful Ingredients 4 Blended Learning) 1.Awareness 2.Personal Use 3.Professional Use (copied) 4.Professional Use (invented)
  46. 46. examples & advice
  47. 47. shared vocabulary of instructional expectations • create • collaborate • share
  48. 48. talk with pictures
  49. 49. collaborate with others
  50. 50. share your work
  51. 51. tell a story in 5 photos for educators
  52. 52. it's a dog's life (1)
  53. 53. it's a dog's life (2)
  54. 54. it's a dog's life (3)
  55. 55. it's a dog's life (4)
  56. 56. it's a dog's life (5)
  57. 57. magic of voice
  58. 58. Helen Keller VoiceThread
  59. 59. Great Book Stories Project
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  62. 62. Flickr Storm -
  63. 63. by Sebastián-Dario and
  64. 64. be willing to ask for help
  65. 65. concluding thoughts
  66. 66. OLPC
  67. 67. OLPC 2012
  68. 68. Ask... • How will you let your students create? • How will you give students choices? • How will your students teach the curriculum?
  69. 69. it’s about learning together in transformative ways!
  70. 70. Leading Schools with Digital Vision in a bubblesheet world 30 Sept 2010 by Wesley Fryer