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1 Student Creativity and Innovation in Schools Ben Smith and Jared Mader Thursday,January 15, 2009

2 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 Consultant BlendedSchools Consultant Jared Mader: Director of Technology Former Chemistry Teacher Technology Staff Development Trainer Keystone Technology Integrator Masters Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator BlendedSchools Consultant

3 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

4 How we work

5 "Knowing content" is not sufficient in itself -- rather, students must apply knowledge to: construct new understandings, solve problems make decisions develop products and communicate Technology can facilitate this type of learning

6 Teacher directed, memory- focused instruction Student-centered, performance- focused learning Isolated work on invented exercises Collaborative work on authentic, real-work projects Factual, literal thinking for competence Creative thinking for innovation and original solutions Transforming Learning Environments Traditional EnvironmentsEmerging Learning Landscape

7 Our Vision Students will use technology seamlessly as a regular part of their education Each student will come to class with their own computing device All of the computing devices will be interconnected Teachers and Students will have the skills necessary to use the Hardware and Software

8 Pedagogical Foundations Curriculum must drive the need for technology integration Technology is simply the tool used to facilitate student-centered learning Technology makes it easier to accomplish Taxonomy of Technology Use 1 Experiencing Informing Reinforcing Integrating Utilizing 1 Thomas and Boysen, Iowa State University, 1984

9 Ben and Jared Taxonomy Observing Students are passive observers of technology Interacting Students are engaged with the technology Producing Students create product with a single technology Developing Students begin to combine and integrate technologies Applying Students are making sound choices about appropriate technology to use

10 National Educational Technology Standards for Students

11 National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers

12 From NETS-S What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world... Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students: apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. create original works as a means of personal or group expression. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. identify trends and forecast possibilities. ISTE: NETS-S:

13 How do we make our students creative and innovative? Give students the tools Give students the time Challenge Them Open Ended Assignments Be Vague

14 Collaboration/Communication and Creativity/Innovation Tools What you need Google Docs/Zoho Pronto Gaggle Mindomo Animoto, VoiceThread, Flickr Blackboard Audacity / Podcasting iMovie / Videocasting Inspiration / Mindomo Peripheral Devices Blogging Wikis Mimio/Wacom iPods/Cell Phones Student Projects What our students do Wikispaces A week in the life… Podcasting Mimio/Wacom Blogging Digital Storytelling Web Video Chemical Reactions Simulations Inspiring Projects Google Docs/Zoho

15 Wikispaces Present Class Content Share Project Ideas Publish Student Examples Reorganize the structure of delivered content Government - Science Collaboration Wiki Design is key to success

16 A Week in the Life… Students keep a written and digital record for each week of class iWeb Blogging

17 Podcasting / Vodcasting Homework Help Explanation of Solutions Hints on Assignments Student Advice Radio Show Announcements Exit Ticket Reporting Live

18 Mimio/Wacom Create and archive problem solutions Diagrams, charts, graphs Brainstorming Venn Diagrams KWL Writing Samples

19 Blogging Record of class on a daily basis Updates on class happenings Digital newsletter Parent Reminders Reading Opinions Problem Solutions Reading Summaries Current Events

20 Digital Storytelling Field Trips Special Assignments Lab Reports Collaborative Photo Sharing Blabberize, Voicethread

21 Current Projects Web Video Project Students create a video of an example of motion, analyze the motion, and create a website to communicate their findings.

22 Chemical Reaction Project Students create a video and photo product of a reaction type, analyze the stoichiometry of the reaction, and create a product that communicates their results.

23 Simulations PhET - Physics Explore Learning Confirm real world findings Design experiments not possible

24 Inspiring Projects Mind-mapping/Brainstorming software E.g. Mindomo, Inspiration Student Use Mapping out a project plan Link terms and concepts from lessons Webpage design Flowcharts

25 Online Productivity Share working documents Analyze comparative data working with studnets from other schools. Group writing assignment Prompt response Reading summary

26 Questions Email: Website:

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