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1 GLOBO-TECH Learning in the 21 st Century Shana Curtis Nina Parrish Dana Ramsey Andrew Greene Tom Choroszucha Shana Curtis Nina Parrish Dana Ramsey Andrew Greene Tom Choroszucha


3 My only skill is taking tests. 'You have to take enough time to get kids deeply involved in something they can think about in lots of different ways, 'You have to take enough time to get kids deeply involved in something they can think about in lots of different ways, Gardner

4 GLOBO-TECH GOALS/OBJECTIVES FOR 21 ST CENTURY LEARNERS Students will become proficient in the use of technology. Students will be prepared with the skills they need to fully participate and work in our increasingly technological society. Unlike similar programs, this will be a mandatory requirement for all students. Students will demonstrate this knowledge by means of a portfolio that will be collected during their school careers. Students will present a final product during their senior year demonstrating their knowledge. A panel of judges (teacher mentors) will assess the final projects. A seal will be included on the students diploma representing their completion of proficiency. Students will use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources Students will use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions

5 WHY ARE THESE GOALS IMPORTANT TO 21 ST CENTURY LEARNERS ? 21st Century learning must be inclusive of higher order thinking. Students are developing fluency in a variety of media; instant messaging, text with cell phones, chat in embedded chatrooms on their facebook or myspace pages, twittering and working collaboratively on google documents; students constantly collaborate. All students should learn that technology is particular to the advances in our society. They should be aware that the adults in their world (parents, relatives, mentors, community members, role models) use technology on a daily basis. They should know that success in computer applications may be a critical gateway to success in their careers, citizenship, and lives. Collaboration is not a 21st century skill it is a 21st century essential! Do not confine your children to your type of learning, they were born in a different era.

6 When will the program be implemented? The program will be phased in during the 2010/2011 school year (grades K, 6, and 9). Additional grades will be phased in on a yearly basis.

7 WHATS NEW ABOUT 21 ST CENTURY SKILLS? New Understanding of Learning New Areas of Emphasis Emphasis

8 BLOOMS DIGITAL TAXONOMY In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001. The graphic is a representation of the NEW verbiage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy. Note the change from Nouns to Verbs to describe the different levels of the taxonomy.


10 WHAT DOES THE GLOBO TECH PROGRAM LOOK LIKE? ELEMENTARY LEVEL –Students will learn the importance of internet safety. –The program will be incorporated as part of the weekly Specials (i.e. Art, Music, etc.) –Technology will be integrated into core curriculum. Students will build a foundation of basic computer skills, terminology, and online searching techniques.

11 MIDDLE SCHOOL –Students will continue to hone their skills in technology-based learning by engaging in the following activities in a revamped homeroom-type class: –Advanced word processing –MS PowerPoint and MS Excel –Basics of online shopping –Online researching –Social Networking –Blackboard-type mediums –Netiquette (protocol for using the internet) WHAT DOES THE GLOBO TECH PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

12 HIGH SCHOOL –Students will begin developing their portfolio by concentrating on specific tasks assigned at each grade level 9 th grade: Online Publishing (putting material of their own on the Internet) 10 th grade: Understand the relationship between technology and media; information literacy 11 th grade: Students will begin exploring their content area project and research evolving technologies 12 th grade: Students will complete and present final portfolio projects and assessed according to a rubric. WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

13 WHAT TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY WILL THE STUDENTS LEARN? SkypeSkype –Internet connectivity in educational settings provides opportunities for interactive exchange and collaboration between students living on other sides of town or the other side of the planet. Web DesignWeb Design –In todays world most of the students prefer to use Internet for their education purpose. They consider Internet as the most reliable resource of acquiring information. Provides students the ability to share learning experiences through creative methods BlogsBlogs –The power of ideas and the ability to question the system can actually change many peoples lives. Blogs allow students to publish and share it with others online for critique or collaboration. Movie Maker –Students who work to prepare a video that will be shown to their peers have a vested interest in producing a great final product. Students. Students will be motivated to create a video that presents valid information as well as a video that is eye catching. Microsoft Office Applications –Understanding of word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentations, movie making. All of these elements are essential in competing in the global economy. Google Docs –Google Docs are web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form applications provided free by Google. These applications allow teachers and students to create and/or edit documents online, while collaborating with others. Google Docs provides all the necessary document creating and handling services typically provided in education desktop productivity software packages. Wikis –A wiki (derived from the Hawaiian term for quick) is essentially a small piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web content using any Web browser and no other special tools. Or, in one simpler description, a wiki is "the simplest online database that could possibly work." No HTML or programming knowledge is needed to contribute to a wiki.


15 Skype is a free software program that permits users to make high-quality audio and video phone calls over the internet. Skype works using a technology called Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP) which is more flexible and less costly than traditional phone lines.

16 Skype can be easily downloaded to any computer. To use Skype you will need a computer with a sound card, microphone jack, or built in microphone. You will also need to download the Skype software form and create a user

17 Demonstration of Skype call.

18 Interact with another classroom in the building, district, state, nation, or world (i.e. connect students who are learning similar & related content). Connect with a guest, author, specialist, scientist, expert, etc. and share two-way communication. Facilitate a discussion between students as they share results from an experiment, project, etc. See and tour another place or part of the world, LIVE! Expand on the idea of a pen pal, now you can have video pals. This can also be a very easy way to practice languages with a partner who actually speaks the language you are learning. Collaborate or network with other teachers. Allow parents to see their students presenting. Allow students who are absent a chance to participate. Provide tutoring, homework help, or online office hours.

19 What is a blog? Short for web log, a blog is a journal that contains user-created entries. Most blogs contain text entries, which can range from commentaries on current events and other issues to more personal diaries. Can also be art or photographs, or even be primarily video (vlogs) or audio (podcast) entries.

20 Why are blogs important sources? Specialization on a particular area means that blogs can concentrate their resources in one area May be a team behind the blog or just one individual Results in breaking a story because of the focus –Better connections to those involved –Possibly already on scene Examples –Michael Jackson –Iran

21 Teachers and Students Blogging options for teachers Teacher control and student safety –Moderation and access Students –Practice relevant skills –Create for an audience –Collaborate

22 Blogs in the classroom Journalism Art Music Video Journaling Collaboration

23 Windows Movie Maker This application can be used by students to create movies using their computers. The program features a storyboard format that allows students to easily edit their movie by simply clicking and dragging images. It can be used across curriculums in a variety of ways (i.e. creating alternative endings to novels, demonstrating how a bill becomes a law, etc.) It is user-friendly and works well in collaborative classes as well as general education classes.

24 Windows Movie Maker Demonstration

25 Program Resources Teachers Needs –Plan and implement continuous staff training in the use of technology throughout the curriculum. –Provide funding for staff to attend workshops and conferences to develop strategies on researching the effectiveness of technology –Provide ample opportunities for staff to meet and plan for technology initiatives and their use in the classroom Classroom/Lab needs –Technology help desk with staff –Digital cameras –Scanners –DVD Recorders –I-pods –Servers –Laptops (one per student) –Smartboards –Webcams –Flip Cameras –Headphones (per student) –Software

26 QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER FAQ What if the student does not stay in the same county? How will this impact their portfolio? Does the student have to complete a portfolio? What about the students with disabilities? Who are the mentors? Who judges the portfolio? Does the student get anything special for completing the requirements? How are the students assessed if they are transferred into the county during their senior year? What happens if the student does not complete the portfolio? Can the student complete a project related to any content area? Who maintains the Portfolio?


28 WHAT DO YOU THINK? Give us your feedback

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