2012 Gheens Institute
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September 28, 2012
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. Bloom’s / Webb’s
- Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Chart
- Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Guide
- Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised)
- Iowa State University Bloom’s new taxonomy handout
- Bloom’s quicksheets (see also Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)
- Bloom’s taxonomy of measurable verbs
- Thinkfinity Bloom’s verbs
2. How do we know it when we see it?
What does deep learning and teaching look like? How do you know it when you see it? What are students and teachers doing? What kind of conversations, behaviors, products, and other outcomes do you see?
- ST choice
- reciprocal teaching
- creating and doing and making
- ST ownership / research
3. What kind of environments foster creativity and innovation?
- Conditions that foster the development of creativity and innovation
- Creating Innovators, Tony Wagner (see also Scott’s highlights from the book)
- RSAnimate: Daniel Pink, Drive [VIDEO]
- What schools need: Vigor instead of rigor
- Personalization v. differentiation v. individualization
4. What can you do to ensure this happens?
See also: Problem- / Inquiry- / Challenge-based learning resources
- Science Leadership Academy (Philadelphia, PA) core values
- Center for Authentic Intellectual Work
- Buck Institute for Education (videos; student testimony and teacher restructuring; technology and PBL)
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (example report)
- Whitfield Career Academy (example projects)
- Discovery and Unlimited (Christchurch, New Zealand)
- New Tech Network (videos; solar oven)
- High Tech High (videos; projects)
- Big Picture Learning (podcasts and videos; student testimony and personalization)
- EdVisions (videos; traditional v. self-directed students)
- Envision Schools (PBL in action and success story)
- Expeditionary Learning (stories)
- New York Performance Assessment Consortium
- Independent Curriculum Group
- Band of Educators
- CASTLE’s list of exemplary 21st century schools
- 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?
8. Scott’s slides
- Global Economy
- Are You an Active Participant?
- Local v. Global
- Crowdsourced Amateurs
- Open, Accessible, & Free
- Active & Interactive
- Are Your Students Findable?
- Exponential Change
- Google Art Project
- Flat Classroom projects (see also their book!)
- School connection and collaboration resources
- Primary Math wiki
- Science Alive! wiki
- Asian History wiki
- iOS education app reviews and web sites
- Pike County, Missouri local history project – class wiki v. Wikipedia
11. Open, accessible, and free
- Math videos: Khan Academy v. students
- Book reviews: Adults v. students
- Book trailers: Publishers v. students
- Photos: Flickr Creative Commons; The Alamo; Newton, Iowa
- Critical thinking prompts: writing, science, math 1, math 2
12. Active and interactive
- E-books and apps
- App: What was I scared of?
- App: The fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
- App: Factor Samurai
- App: Algebra Touch
- App: WordWit
- App: iMuscle
- App: Tick Bait’s Universe
- App: NYPL Biblion
- App: Waste Land
- App: The Civil War Today
- App: World War II Interactive Timeline
- App: Our Choice
- iBooks Author (see also this story)
- Games and simulations
- App building tools
13. Robust student agency and voice
- Extreme Biology blog
- Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom blog
- VoiceThread 4 Education wiki
- Minecraft history project (draw or describe a self-sustainable town)
- More Than That video project
- Some others for you to explore
14. Every educator should have a RSS reader (build your own capacity as learners)
- Kathy’s basket
- Google Reader
- RSS Guide for Educators [a work in progress!]
- Free Technology for Teachers
- Subject-specific blogs (see also Scott’s Delicious tags)
15. Technology integration resources
- Technology and learning spectrum
- TPACK (see also handout)
- Technology integration matrix
- 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
16. Standards, frameworks, and reports you should know about
- NCTE 21st century literacy standards
- ISTE essential conditions (see also rubric)
- National Educational Technology Standards (NETS): Administrators, Teachers, and Students
- NAIS Guide for Becoming a School of the Future: PDF or HTML interactive
- See also Kevin Kelly’s 6 Words for the Modern Internet
- See also Scott’s The Future of Learning