Presentation on theme: "Creating an Environment for Students to Succeed in Using Technology Springdale Public Schools Ben Smith and Jared Mader www.edtechinnovators.com Red Lion."— Presentation transcript:
Creating an Environment for Students to Succeed in Using Technology Springdale Public Schools Ben Smith and Jared Mader www.edtechinnovators.com Red Lion Area School District Friday, June 13, 2014Friday, June 13, 2014Friday, June 13, 2014Friday, June 13, 2014
About Us Ben Smith: Physics Teacher K-12 Science Coordinator Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Board of Directors Jared Mader: Director of Technology Former Chemistry Teacher Technology Staff Development Trainer Keystone Technology Integrator Masters Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Consultant
Why Use Technology? Make work easier - productivity Typing, calculating, recording information Help students learn better Visualization, reading Prepare students for 21st century jobs Communicate Collaborate Be Creative Solve Problems Image from http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
Todays Students 21st Century Learners Multitaskers Text Messengers Gamers Appropriaters Todays college students have spent 5000 hours reading 10000 hours gaming 20000 hours watching TV Marc Prensky - Digital Natives, Digital ImmigrantsSee ArticleSee Article
Ready or Not... The World is Different Then … Now Now … telecommunications audio tapes video tapes simulationsemail web projects problem-solvingmultimediahypermedia mobile access laptops (1:1 access) GIS/GPS systems instant messaging wikis / blogs MUVEs cell phones virtual reality
Implications for the Changing Classroom All students can be connected to each other and to their teachers. Students can use technology seamlessly as a regular part of their education Each student can come to class with their own computing device Teachers and Students must have the skills necessary to appropriately use the Hardware and Software
Pedagogical Foundations Curriculum must drive the need for technology integration Technology is the tool used to facilitate student- centered learning Scaffolding technology skills has to occur prior to the expectation that students can make thoughtful choices about its appropriate use Degree to which students can utilize technology is also dependent upon their level of cognitive ability.
Our Vision All students, teachers, and administrators will be able to be creative, communicate, collaborate, and problem solve in a productive and ethical manner.
National Educational Technology Standards for Students
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers
National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators
Knowing Content is NOT Enough In order to be successful in the 21st Century, ALL students must be able to Construct new understandings Solve problems Make decisions Communicate and express themselves Understand complex issues Work collaboratively Set goals and work to a timeline Make ethical choices
A Taxonomy for Integrating Technology into Diverse Classrooms Increasing Levels of Cognition Curriculum mastery deepens Increasing Complexity of Technology Skills Technology choices become autonomous
How to Include ALL Students Have students move through the taxonomy appropriate to their abilities. As students acquire the skills of using a technology…. It becomes a tool they may choose The emphasis of an activity shifts from the technology to the cognitive skills students must employ Becomes invisible
Planning Documents Year Long Plan Being Creative Curriculum Map What are 21st century skills? What are technologies you / your students can use? What are your current integration activities?
Observing Students are passive spectators of technology Students view PowerPoint during lecture Teacher uses Interactive Whiteboard during lecture Students view websites on large screen Students listen to a podcast
Incorporating Students are leveraging technology to increase productivity Type papers using Word Make graphs with Excel Online Searches Calculators Tutorials
Producing Students create a product with a single technology Students record a podcast Students make a movie Poster session in PowerPoint
Exploring Students engage in discovery learning prior to formal instruction Students use online applet to learn about a topic Students conduct a lab with probes
Collaborating Students interact with peers, instructors, and outside resources Students make group contributions in text format to a Wiki Students work together on a Google Doc Web 2.0 Tools: mindomo, VoiceThread, etc. Student email - Gaggle Blogging
Applying Students are guided to combine and integrate technologies Students use Excel, Probes and Accompanying Software, and Photobooth in Notebook to create lab report Students use PowerPoint to make slides to import into iMovie Students add movies, MP3s and images into a Wiki
Creating Students are making sound choices about the appropriate synthesis of content and technology into a final product Students are given an assignment and must choose the format for communicating information
Getting Teachers to Integrate Ways to Use Technology Personal and Professional Use Instructional Enhancement Observing in the Taxonomy Using with Students
How to Integrate Technology Know your kids What are their strengths and weaknesses What technologies are available? Look for Connections between curriculum goals and technology
Assessing Technology Integrated Projects What are the goals / objectives of the project? Curricular Skills Technology Develop a rubric Curriculum Focus should be first Need a rubric area to deal with technology aspect Collaboration Problem Solving Communication
How to get Students to be Creative Creating the Canvas Word, PowerPoint, Inspiration, Wikis, Google Docs Learning to Paint User Created Content: Podcasts, Movies, Animoto, Mapping Creative Process Instructional Design: Be Vague
How to Erase Technology Have students move through the taxonomy As students acquire the skills of using a technology…. It becomes a tool they may choose The emphasis of an activity shifts from the technology to the cognitive skills students must employ Becomes invisible
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