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March 5, 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. Our backchannel (also, I am @mcleod on Twitter)
2. Distraction and misbehavior
- When kids are distracted in class I …
- Insubordination in its purest form
- Cyberbullying flowchart
- The way we see a problem
3. Trends and tech integration
- Engagement is not a goal, it’s an outcome of students doing meaningful work
- What schools need: Vigor instead of rigor
- Students’ work must have wings
- 3 axes of school reform
- Replicative technologies
- The four negotiables of student learning
- What’s coming next?
4. Some iPad resources
- Sites that review and share educational iPad apps
- My iPad bookmarks
- My 1:1 bookmarks
- See also my various subject-specific bookmarks
5. Learning from others
- Iowa 1:1 deployment map
- Iowa 1:1 Institute (sign up SOON!)
- Remote PD
- RSS readers and Twitter
- Pulse app
- Some blogs for you to follow
- See also Zite app
- My Twitter lists (particularly EdTech, Iowa, and Signal to Noise)
6. Closing thoughts
- Give parents empowering / uplifting resources, not just fearful / blocking ones
- Don’t limit students to what you know!
- Have students post an iPad tip of the day
- Monkeys, flea jars, crab buckets, and educational risk-taking [flea jar video]
7. 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
8. 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?