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June 5, 2013
April 18, 2013
- Our backchannel (also, I am @mcleod on Twitter)
0. Some things to take home with you today
- Info about UK’s School Technology Leadership programs
- Education in a digital world [VIDEO]
- FREE book chapter: Supporting effective technology integration and implementation
- Rethinking AUPs
1. Three big shifts
2. Evaluating technology integration in our classrooms
- Replicative technologies (see also Bernajean Porter’s technology and learning spectrum)
- Some mental frameworks
- Personalization and technology
- Some video scenarios
- The FULL Arizona Technology Integration Matrix
3. Additional thoughts on tech integration
- Engagement is not a goal, it’s an outcome of students doing meaningful work
- What schools need: Vigor instead of rigor
- The four negotiables of student learning
4. Taking our technology integration to the next level
5. Closing thoughts
- Students’ work must have wings
- Monkeys, flea jars, crab buckets, and educational risk-taking
- Say goodbye in our backchannel
- Stay in touch!
Additional Stuff That Might Be Helpful to You
Other technology integration resources
- The REAL pedagogical problem
- George Siemens / David Warlick quotes
- 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?
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
- See also my Delicious tag: Model Schools