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1 True Technology Integration 21 st Century Learning

2 Define 21 st Century Learning and Importance of 21 st Century Skills. Determine why technology integration is necessary. Define what technology integration is and isnt. Examine a variety of methods to use technology tools seamlessly to help students master the foundation TEKS. Develop a toolkit with new tools to help teachers integrate technology in the classroom curriculum. Align teachers and students roles in the 21 st century. Reflection and Plan of Action Create a presentation/activity/lesson to share with others using 21 st Century techniques. Objectives

3 Tool #1: Poll Everywhere


5 Our back channel today will be… Todays Meet Throughout the day: post questions, share concerns, and give praise. Tool #2: Todays Meet

6 What would you like to learn today? Do you have a cool website, integration idea, etc to share? Tool #2: Todays Meet

7 In pairs, watch the following movies (in the Why Integrate Technology folder) and answer the questions. Be prepared to share your answers with another pair. – Pair A: 24 Hours in the Life of a Digital Native Student – Pair B: No Future Left Behind (volume is low) – Pair C: Pay Attention – Pair D: Its Time Activity #1: Why integrate technology?

8 What did you see? What were the students (if any) doing? What was the role of the teacher? What was the main idea? What does this mean to you personally? Questions to Answer


10 What types of skills is the learner illustrating in this video?

11 What does it mean to be well educated in the 21st century? What should teaching and learning look like in the 21st century?

12 Personal and social responsibility Planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity Strong communication skills Cross-cultural understanding Visualizing and decision-making Knowing how and when to use technology

13 -Thinking critically and making judgments about content -Solving complex, multidisciplinary, open-ended problems that all workers, in every kind of workplace -Creativity and entrepreneurial thinking -Communicating and collaborating with teams of people across cultural, geographic and language boundaries -Making innovative use of knowledge, information and opportunities to create new services, processes and products. -Taking charge of financial, health and civic responsibilities and making wise choices.

14 -Critical Thinking and Problem Solving -Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by -Influence -Agility and Adaptability -Initiative and Entrepreneurialism -Effective Oral and Written Communication -Accessing and Analyzing Information -Curiosity and Imagination

15 In the new global economy, with many jobs being either automated or "off-shored," what skills will students need to build successful careers? What skills will they need to be good citizens? Are these two education goals in conflict?

16 Only about 1/3 of US high school students graduate ready for college today, and the rates are much lower for poor and minority students. 40% of ALL students who enter college must take remedial courses. It is estimated that 1 of 2 students who start college never complete any kind of postsecondary degree.

17 The high school graduation rate in the US, which is about 70%, is now well behind that of other countries.

18 An estimated 85% of current jobs and almost 90% of the fastest-growing and best- paying jobs now require postsecondary education.

19 65% of college professors report that what is taught in high school does not prepare students for college. o One major reason is that the tests students must take in high school for state accountability purposes usually measure 9th or 10th grade- level knowledge and skills.

20 Teamwork is no longer just about working with others in your building. Christie Pedra, CEO of Siemens, explained, Technology has allowed for virtual teams. We have teams working on major infrastructure projects that are all over the U.S. On other projects, you're working with people all around the world on solving a software problem. Every week they're on a variety of conference calls; they're doing Web casts; they're doing net meetings.

21 Although writing and speaking correctly are obviously important, the complaints I heard most frequently were about fuzzy thinking and young people not knowing how to write with a real voice.

22 Employees in the 21st century have to manage an astronomical amount of information daily. As Mike Summers told me, There is so much information available that it is almost too much, and if people aren't prepared to process the information effectively it almost freezes them in their steps.

23 "Our old idea is that work is defined by employers and that employees have to do whatever the employer wants...but actually, you would like him to come up with an interpretation that you like-he's adding something personal-a creative element." - Michael Jung, Senior Consultant at McKinsey and Company

24 A recent survey predicts that by the year 2020, most people across the world will be using a mobile device as their primary means for connecting to the Internet. PEW Report The Future of the Internet

25 -Creativity and Innovation -Communication and Collaboration -Research and Information Fluency -Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making -Digital Citizenship -Technology Operations and Concepts

26 Video


28 Rule of thumb: To increase student learning school-wide, we must change one-third to one-half or more of the content and the teaching strategies. The Cambridge Institute estimated that educational technology would require 50 to 75% of teaching to change if the potential of technology was to be realized. Our Job: To Be Change Agents!

29 What does it mean to be a change agent in your district? How do you feel about this role? Discussion

30 We used to say that technology integration was: – Do something! – Do anything! – Just please turn it on!

31 Technology integration means using technology as a transparent tool to fit the task at hand and to enhance learning. In our perfect world, students and teachers should reach for a technology solution as easily as they reach for a pencil! Today, however…

32 True Technology Integration Example: Cameron & Hockey Q1-What is Cameron trying to learn how to do? Q2-What tools did Cameron use to learn and how did the tools facilitate the learning goal?

33 True Technology Integration Technology integration is invisible. Do you have pencil integration?

34 True Technology Integration Educators use technology to create rich environments where student work shows evidence of conceptual understanding beyond recall. Educators use technology to encourage students to engage in activities that develop understanding and create personal meaning through reflection. Educators use technology to provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge in real world contexts.

35 To learn collaboration, work in teams. To learn critical thinking, take on complex problems. To learn oral communication, present. To learn written communication, write. To learn technology, use technology. To develop citizenship, take on civic and global issues. To learn about careers, do internships. To learn content, research and do all of the above. True Technology Integration

36 True Technology Integration is NOT… Sporadic Limited Scheduled Convenient Unstructured Procedural

37 Hardware Software Support of the IT Department Administrative Support The Internet Training Effective and Engaging Curriculum (most critical piece) Whats needed for tech integration?

38 Its the task! Real inquiry requires us to create information, not just retrieve it. Engaging Curriculum

39 Access to up-to-date, primary source material Methods of collecting and recording data Ways to collaborate with students, teachers, and experts around the world Opportunities for expressing understanding via images, sound, and text Learning that is relevant and assessment that is authentic Training for publishing and presenting their new knowledge At its best, integration includes

40 You are on the jury for the trial of Macbeth, who is accused of the murder of the king. It is your responsibility to decide if Macbeth is innocent or guilty, and, if guilty, how he will be held responsible for his actions. Be prepared to defend your decision to the other jury members. An Example

41 You are an archeologist and have the amazing opportunity to be the first person to travel back in time to Ancient Egypt. You will only be there for 24 hours to observe before you have to return to the present. It is your task to report back on how people lived out their daily lives in Ancient Egypt. Once you return, you must report your findings, including visual aides, to the scientific community (the class). Another Example

42 President Obama has asked you to serve on a committee to bring a decision to him regarding global warming. He wants you to gather and present evidence to him as to whether it is actually happening or not. A Third Example

43 Get with another pair. What do the three examples just given to you have in common? Activity #3: Commonalities

44 Active Collaborative Constructive Conversational Contextualized Intentional Reflective Rich collection of primary sources Technology-Enhanced Environments


46 In the classroom, it looks like…

47 In your small groups, discuss the following: What made the lesson that Miss B. was about to teach different from the more traditional lessons youve seen? What technology do you think was going to be used? What did the technology allow the students to do that wouldnt have been possible without it? Was technology what made this lesson effective and engaging? If not, what was? Discussion

48 In your own words, post (to Todays Meet) a 140 character definition/phrase of true technology integration. Tool #2: Todays Meet

49 Its all about creating better learning experiences for kids! Remember…..

50 Building 21 st Century Classrooms targeting 21 st century skills

51 ACTIVITY: The Story of Chicken Little

52 ACTIVITY: The Story of Chicken Little 1-What lesson can we learn from the Chicken Little story? 2-Should the other animals have trusted Chicken Little, and how could they have determined her reliability. 3-Did the eventual decision of a whole group of animals that the sky is falling make Chicken Little more believable than when she was alone in her conviction? 4-What factors would make the group's claim more compelling than Chicken Little's alone? 5-What do you think would have happened had one of Chicken Littles friends not believed her and questioned her?

53 ACTIVITY: The Alternate Story of Chicken Little By: You 1-Create an alternate ending to the story of Chicken Little. 2-Use a web tool from the list below to create your story. One tool per person in your group ToonDoo GoAnimate StoryBird MakeBeliefComix Glogster 3-Reflection on the use of the tool: (in your group) -What did you like about the tool? -What did you not like about the tool? -What can make this tool transparent?

54 ToonDoo

55 1-Account required to save and retrieve 2-Graphic templates 3-FREE 4-Private or Public 5-Requires JAVA/Flash 6-Comments/View

56 1-No account required 2-FREE 3-User friendly tools 4-Email or print comic 5-Does not save

57 Licensed by the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh Work with cartoon characters to create a story Variety of subject and age levels. Would work great with young students to learn story elements, ESL students or high school retelling Shakespeare

58 1 - Free 2 - No registration required 3 - You control characters/objects 4 - Creates sentences for you 5 - Share story with others and/or print out story

59 Reflection: Structure of the Chicken Little Activity 1-What was the role of the teacher? 2-What was the role of the student? 3-What 21 st century skills were mastered by the learner? (Refer to slide #43) 4-Who was in charge of the learning and what part of the learning? 5-How was this an example of true technology integration? 6-What tiers were in evidence in this lesson? 7-Is this lesson doable in the everyday classroom? What parts? If not, how can you deliver this session and still accomplish teaching 21 st century skills?

60 Video

61 Designing a True Integration Lesson using New Gizmos

62 With your partner, select one of the Web 2.0 gizmos on the Tools for Technology Integration PPT. Play with it! See how it works. If you run into trouble, ask three before me. Once you have a clear understanding of how the gizmo works and what it can be used for, create a lesson using it that is truly integrated. Activity: Learn a New Gizmo or 2, 3,or 4

63 Go to Here you can create your own avatar. Spend no more than 10 minutes designing yourself. Share your avatar with someone else. How might you use this in the classroom? For Example…. Try Voki!

64 Evaluating Your Lesson

65 Pull up your lesson on your computer. Grab at least 4 Post-It notes and a pen/pencil. When the music starts, walk around the room. When the music stops, sit down at the computer nearest you. Read through the lesson and make notes, one per sticky, about the following: Tool #3: Round Robin Review

66 Lesson topic/area – appropriate for technology use? Technology/gizmo used – best one for topic and grade level? Effective lesson? Engaging lesson for kids? Tool #3: Round Robin Review continued

67 Get with a different partner. Read through each others lesson. Acting as a critical friend, discuss how to make the lesson: – More effective in teaching the content/skills – More engaging to students – Better at integrating technology – More student-focused Tool #4: Critical Friend

68 Now that youve gotten feedback on your lesson, take time to think about how you might improve it. Make those changes now. Processing Time

69 Debriefing

70 The way this workshop was structured. My time involved before the workshop. My time during the workshop. Your role during the workshop. What this means for the classroom. Think about…


72 Individually think and write for 5 minutes on the questions below. – How has your understanding of true technology integration changed? – How might you explain what tech integration is to someone else? – What are your next steps? When the timer sounds, get with someone who is most like you and share your responses with each other. Think, Pair, Share Reflection


74 Based on what you just learned about 21st century literacies and the 21st century way of teaching and learning, what actions can you take in order to help educators provide students the opportunities to master these critical 21 st century skills?

75 1-Create a discussion thread about the new literacies and the learning process for implementing effective teaching practices twittertwitter or blog Ex- Project Share 2-Join a Social Network and become a part of the conversation Classroom 2.0 3-School Change ( 4-Video: (Milton & Wagner)

76 Marc Prensky

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