2013 St. Edmond

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

This page contains resources from my work with St. Edmond Catholic Schools in Fort Dodge, Iowa. These materials are made available under a Creative Commons 3.0 attribution-share alike license, which means that you are both allowed and encouraged to use them! Please contact me if you have any other questions about these resources.

May 16, 2013

March 8, 2013

0. Some things to take home with you today

 1. Getting started

1a. Mindset shifts

1b. Bloom’s / Webb’s

2. Designing for our new information landscape 

2a. Characteristics of our new information / learning environments

2b. Powerful technology, powerful students

3. Putting students to work

3a. Backchanneling

3b. More student interaction tools

3c. Student content curation

3d. Student content creation

4. Evaluating technology integration in our classrooms

5. RSS Workshop

5a. Overview

5b. Eleven education blogs that every educator should be reading

5c. Other education blogs

5d. Educational technology blogs

5e. Educational leadership blogs

5f. Subject-specific blogs

5g. Maximizing your reader

5h. Got an iPad or smartphone?

6. Delicious

7. Closing thoughts

Miscellaneous Resources

Other technology integration resources

Some guiding questions

  • What can we do to increase the cognitive complexity of students’ day-to-day work so that they are more often doing deeper thinking and learning work?
  • What can we do to better incorporate digital technologies into students’ deeper thinking and learning work in ways that are authentic, relevant, meaningful, and powerful?
  • What can we do to give students more agency and ownership of what they learn, when they learn, how they learn, and how they show what they’ve learned?
  • What can we do to better recognize and assess when students’ deeper thinking and learning work is (or isn’t) occurring?
  • What can we do to build the internal capacity of both individual educators and school systems to be better learners and faster change agents?
  • As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we bring educators, board members, parents, communities, policymakers, and higher education along with us?
  • As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we ensure that traditionally-underserved student and family populations aren’t further disadvantaged?
  • As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, what individual and societal mindsets – and local, state, and federal policy supports and/or barriers – need reconsideration?

Other stuff

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