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1 Transforming the Classroom into a Digital Age Learning Center Ben Smith and Jared Mader Thursday, June 24, 2010

2 About Us - EdTechInnovators.com 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 in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Consultant

3 Todays Students Marc Prensky - Digital Natives, Digital ImmigrantsSee ArticleSee Article

4 Our Purpose of 1 to 1 Students work digitally Productivity and Efficiency Students learn Global Age Skills (NETS-S) Technology becomes invisible Note: 1 to 1 means each student has a computing device (Laptop, NetBook, iPod / iPhone / iPad)

5 What do we want students to be able to do?

6 Why Go Digital? The World is Flat Google: Did You Know Video Change the way students work Create a Paperless Environment Move students from Digital Intuitives to Digital Natives Skills to Survive

7 How to Make Digital Happen Turn the printer off File Exchange Hand In / Distribute Drop Box Provide Templates Purposefully Plan for the use of Technology - Our Taxonomy

8 Getting Teachers to Integrate Ways to Use Technology Personal and Professional Use Instructional Enhancement Observing in the Taxonomy Using with Students

9 A Taxonomy for Integrating Technology Increasing Levels of Cognition Curriculum mastery deepens Increasing Complexity of Technology Skills Technology choices become autonomous

10 Observing Students are passive spectators of the technology

11 Incorporating Students are leveraging technology to increase productivity

12 Producing Students create a product with a single technology

13 Exploring Students engage in discovery learning prior to formal instruction

14 Collaborating Students interact with peers, instructors, and outside resources

15 Applying Students are guided to combine and integrate technologies

16 Creating Students are making sound choices about the appropriate synthesis of content and technology into a final product

17 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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19 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

20 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?

21 Creating Scaffolds for Students Tutorials Word Screentoaster Student Examples Modeling

22 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

23 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

24 Questions Website:


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