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1 Theory & Practice: An Ecological Analysis Cathie Norris & Elliot Soloway U of North Texas U of MichiganGoKnow, Inc.

2 Todays Story Goal: Make A Real Impact Challenge: Need to work on many issues…. At once Ecological Analysis

3 Has Tech Changed Education? In K-12: NO Why?

4 No Access, No Use, No Impact ComputersInternet :1Iffy :1Iffy

5 Has Tech Changed Education? In K-12: NO Why? Because… No Access No Access, No Use, No Impact

6 Prognosis: Abysmal ComputersInternet :1Iffy :1Iffy :1Iffy Current Tech is NOT the Future !!

7 Solution: Low-cost devices = Access More Complicated !!

8 One Laptop Per Child - $100/laptop

9 HOW Complicated? Complex Ecosystem TechnologyHardware, Software EducationLearning, Teaching Social OrganizationSchool, Classroom BusinessSales, Marketing, Finance

10 Complex Ecosystem

11 Professional Development Tool Suite For Students PAAM for Teachers Handheld Lessons Support

12 Plan Ecological Analysis History Future TechnologyHardware, Software EducationLearning, Teaching Social OrganizationSchool, Classroom BusinessSales, Marketing, Finance

13 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySimpleSelf-contained Environment Integrated Tool Suite Task-appropriate functionality

14 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySimpleSelf-contained Environment Integrated Tool Suite Task-appropriate functionality Operating System for Learners

15 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySimpleSelf-contained Environment Integrated Tool Suite Task-appropriate functionality Task-appropriate navigation

16 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySimpleSelf-contained Environment Integrated Tool Suite Task-appropriate functionality Stop paying for excess functionality

17 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySimpleSelf-contained Environment Integrated Tool Suite Task-appropriate functionality Facilitate Learning Multiple-Linked Representations Projects ScaffoldingPiCoMap

18 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: Facilitate Learning Multiple-Linked Representations Projects ScaffoldingPiCoMap

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20 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: Facilitate Learning Multiple-Linked Representations Projects ScaffoldingPiCoMap Constructing MLR & multiple media are keys for learning

21 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: Facilitate Learning Multiple-Linked Representations Projects ScaffoldingPiCoMap

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23 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: Facilitate Learning Multiple-Linked Representations Projects ScaffoldingPiCoMap Small feature – used over and over and over….

24 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySimpleSelf-contained Environment Integrated Tool Suite Task-appropriate functionality Facilitate Learning Multiple-Linked Representations Projects ScaffoldingPiCoMap Motivate Students Recognitionwww.goknow.com/sketchycontest

25 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: Motivate Students Recognitionwww.goknow.com/sketchycontest

26 Vignette: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: Motivate Students Recognitionwww.goknow.com/sketchycontest Next step: Web 2.0 version

27 Vignette Summary: Software + Learning Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySimpleSelf-contained Environment Integrated Tool Suite Task-appropriate functionality Facilitate Learning Multiple-Linked Representations Projects ScaffoldingPiCoMap Motivate Students Recognitionwww.goknow.com/sketchycontest

28 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySupport ManagementTool Suite + PAAM CurriculumUse Existing CurriculumProjects InstructionSupport Collaborative LearningInstructional Strategies Support Interdisciplinary ProjectsRemix

29 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySupport Management Tool Suite + PAAM

30 Handheld-Centric Classroom How Does 1 Teacher Manage 30 Devices? HOW… collect assignments? individualize assignments? backup? update software? integrate into curriculum? communicate with families? communicate with administrators?

31 Handheld-Centric Classroom How Does 1 Teacher Manage 30 Devices?

32 PAAM for Teachers: Learning Management System

33 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySupport Management Tool Suite + PAAM iPod + iTunes

34 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: CurriculumUse Existing Curriculum Projects

35 GoKnows Handheld Learning Environment

36 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: CurriculumUse Existing Curriculum Projects Evolution, Not Revolution

37 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: InstructionSupport Collaborative Learning Instructional Strategies

38 Support Collaborative Learning Use Instructional Strategies –Divide & Conquer

39 Instructional Strategy: Divide & Conquer Student 1Student 2

40 Use Instructional Strategies –Divide & Conquer –Many Hands – Synchronous Communications Support Collaborative Learning

41 Instructional Strategy: Many Hands ETS Discourse

42 Use Instructional Strategies –Divide & Conquer –Many Hands –Swivel & Beam Support Collaborative Learning

43 Instructional Strategy: Swivel & Beam Peer EditingCooties: Participatory Simulation

44 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: InstructionSupport Collaborative Learning Instructional Strategies Instructional strategies for collaborative learning leverage affordances

45 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: InstructionSupport Interdisciplinary ProjectsRemix

46 Instructional Strategy: Remix

47 Vignette: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: InstructionSupport Interdisciplinary ProjectsRemix Revisit + Reuse = Remix

48 Vignette Summary: Software + Hardware + Teaching Issue:Theory:Practice: UsabilitySupport ManagementTool Suite + PAAM CurriculumUse Existing CurriculumProjects InstructionSupport Collaborative LearningInstructional Strategies Support Interdisciplinary ProjectsRemix

49 Whats Next? Disruptive Technologies

50 Exponential Growth TODAY- 2 cores cores

51 Disruptive Technologies

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59 Access – Low Cost Motivating Media Interactive Highly Functional

60 Whats Next? Disruptive Events

61 HOW Complicated? VERY, VERY Complex Ecosystem TechnologyHardware, Software EducationLearning, Teaching Social OrganizationSchool, Classroom BusinessSales, Marketing, Finance

62 WHY? Its the only battle worth fighting


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