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February 25, 2013
Getting beyond fear and control
- Notes 1
- Notes 2
- Blocking the future
- Rethinking technology restrictions in school
- 26 Internet safety talking points
- Do you need an employee social media policy?
Powerful technology, powerful students
- More than that
- Minecraft history project
- Richard’s Rwanda
- Never seconds
- May 8, 2012 (pizza & cheeseburger)
- May 9, 2012 (mince pasta)
- May 17, 2012 (baked potato)
- November 28, 2012 (Brazil)
- December 4, 2012 (Czech Republic)
- November 2, 2012 (London)
- December 21, 2012 (BBC)
- Just Giving
- We are hungry
- Curie school asteroid
- Pontiac Fiero
- Lueroi’s walkthroughs
- Minnesota nice
- A kid’s guide to Northwest Florida
- Historical storytelling
- Miriam’s magical moments
- The Do Not Enter Diaries
- FanFiction (e.g., kazoquel4, Lost In Your Eyes)
- Hello Kitty in Space
- Oakridge reads!
- App building
- Khan Academy v. Student Made Math Movies (e.g., Factors, Arrays, and a Sloth)
- Class wiki v. Wikipedia
Evaluating tech integration in our classrooms
- Some mental frameworks
- Some video scenarios
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?
Some other technology integration resources
- The REAL pedagogical problem
- George Siemens / David Warlick quotes
- Technology and learning spectrum
- 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