2013 Webster City Middle School
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March 14, 2013
0. Some things to take home with you today
- Info about UK’s School Technology Leadership programs
- FREE book chapter: Supporting effective technology integration and implementation
- 26 Internet safety talking points
1. Where good ideas come from
- Our backchannel
- Steven Johnson video
- Zite app
- Pulse app
- Some feeds to add to Pulse (be sure to check out #6, subject-specific blogs!)
- Operationalize and amplify this with explicit structures
- Do this for students too
2. Evaluating technology integration in our classrooms
- Some mental frameworks
- Replicative technologies
- Some video scenarios
Other technology integration resources
- The REAL pedagogical problem
- George Siemens / David Warlick quotes
- Technology and learning spectrum
- Digital Bloom’s
- Arizona technology integration matrix
- TPACK (see also handout)
- Learning activity types: wiki and mind map
- Web 2.0 that works
- Teacher needs in anticipation of the instructional use of technology
- Technology, coaching, and community
- Educational technology bill of rights for students
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?