East Sac

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

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November 21, 2012

Part A. Discussion

A1. Bloom’s / Webb’s

A2. Powerful learning opportunities

A3. Our new information landscape

A4. Global

A5. Crowdsourced

A6. Open, accessible, and free; Active and interactive

A7. Robust student voice and agency

A8. Our new economic landscape
A9. 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?
A10. Wrap-Up

A11. Technology integration resources

A12. Problem- / Inquiry- / Challenge-based learning resources

A13. Standards, frameworks, and reports you should know about

Part B. Some Student Tools

B1. Backchanneling

B2. More student interaction tools

B3. Student content curation

B4. Student content creation

Part C. Building Internal Learning Capacity

C1. Every educator should have a RSS reader

C2. Eleven education blogs to get you started
C3. Other education blogs
C5. Educational leadership blogs
C6. Subject-specific blogs
C7. Maximizing your reader
C8. Got an iPad or smartphone?

Miscellaneous Resources

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