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1 Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. - Bill Gates

2 Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road. - Stewart Brand

3 Teachers need to stop saying “hand it in” and start saying “publish it”. - Alan November

4 If you bring in these technologies and don’t think about how they’ll be used to promote learning and the acquisition of skills, then the only thing that will change is the electric bill. - David Thornburg

5 N OTE TO PARTICIPANTS In spite of what you will see, hear, and do during this workshop, it is essential that you remember that the Inspired Classroom is not about the “stuff”. The Inspired Classroom is about creating an engaging, interactive learning environment that promotes communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and application of skills to “real- world” situations. You can do all of that without a single device.

6 T HE I NSPIRED C LASSROOM Effective and Inexpensive Technology Integration to support collaboration, critical thinking, and differentiation

7 H OW IS TECHNOLOGY USED IN YOUR SCHOOL OR CLASSROOM ?

8 Of the technologies used in your schools, what tools, programs, or applications directly support instruction, learning, and the application of skills and knowledge?

9 H OW DO YOU USE TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURE ?

10 B ACKGROUND AND F UNDAMENTALS Evolution of Effective Technology Integration Classroom Computers 1:1 Computing Inspired Classroom

11 P HYSICAL D ESIGN Considerations:  Power cables  Network cables  Traffic Patterns  Teaching areas  Student areas  Furniture options  Fire codes/electrical codes

12 Inspired Classroom Video Jerome Froese

13 A PPLICATIONS AND P ROGRAMS Websites Wiki Blog Digital cameras Video cameras PowerPoint Movie Maker Google Apps Bookmarking Digital Citizenship Interactive Whiteboard Podcasting Digital Storytelling

14 C URRICULUM, S TRATEGIES AND S CHEDULES Common Core Cooperative Learning Groups Project-Based Learning Authentic Assessment Higher Order Thinking Skills

15 O THER C ONSIDERATIONS Parents Administration Professional Support Grading/Assessment Differentiation for students with disabilities Differentiation for accelerated students Click here to access a 3-day “Inspired Classroom” Professional Development course for Differentiated Instruction

16 Q UESTIONS AND F EEDBACK  How can you use what you’ve seen and heard during this workshop in your learning environment?  Which strategies, applications, or ideas will you take back to your classroom, school or district?  Which 3 – 5 peers will you speak with about the Inspired Classroom model? What will you tell them about the presentation?

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