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Digital education revolution nsw pedagogy in touch with new tools

Digital Education Revolution-NSW Pedagogy: In Touch with New Tools

Add your school name and date here


Session outcomes
Session outcomes

At the end of this session participants will have:

  • reflected on the reality of a growing digital society and its impact on schools and learning,

  • considered the responsibilities of teachers to provide relevant and engaging learning experiences for the students of this digital society

  • Considered the ‘old’ & ‘new’ skills required by students to be successful in a laptop learning environment.

  • Translated these skills in terms of their own expertise to deliver in a laptop learning environment.

    Staff engaging in the optional workshop sessions may have also…

  • Contributed to a school wide audit of ICT skills and expertise to be used to plan for ongoing school based professional learning opportunities.

  • Experienced some of the “new tools” available in a laptop learning environment


Just imagine
Just imagine….

It’s the middle of Term 3 2009 and every student in Yr 9 ( and many more in Yrs 10, 11 & 12) have come to class with a laptop computer in their hands…

  • What do students expect to happen in terms of learning?

  • What do teachers expect to happen in terms of teaching?

  • How comfortable do you feel about this in terms of your teaching and learning

If you have an internet connection click the link below & view the clip while staff are reflecting

http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=24700&title=Pay_Attention


Are we ready for a digital education revolution
Are we ready for a Digital Education Revolution?

In April the NSWSPC asked principals to rate the readiness of teachers in their school for the roll out of laptops to Yr 9 students, to teachers and to other selected students

Christine Cawsey. Principal Rooty Hill HS


Activity 1 how ready are you

Fearful

Lots to Learn

High level of expertise

Pockets of expertise

Activity 1: How ready are you?

  • Using the personal session log you have been given ( handout 4.1) put a mark to indicate your perceived readiness for teaching in a one-to-one laptop learning environment.


It s not just the technology
It’s not just the technology!

Overseas experience has shown that students using laptops are more enthusiastic about learning, improve a wide range of skills from writing to creativity and achieve higher academic outcomes

But remember …. Laptops won’t just make this happen – it’s what teachers and students do with them that will make the difference.

One –to-One Computing: Literature Review

K-12 Curriculum Directorate


Activity 2 the pedagogy is different
Activity 2: The pedagogy is different

  • Join your faculty group

  • Appoint a recorder

  • Discuss your understanding of the differences between a TRADITIONAL learning environment and a ONE-to-ONE LAPTOP learning environment in terms of both TEACHERS and STUDENTS.

  • Record your discussion using handout 4.2

  • Rejoin the larger group and share the key points of your discussion.


The pedagogy is different
The pedagogy is different

One –to-One Computing: Literature Review

K-12 Curriculum Directorate



What students need to know about technology
What students need to know about technology

Some Students …

Many Students …

Every Student…

Christine Cawsey. Principal Rooty Hill HS


Old and new learning skills
OLD and NEW learning skills

  • Information management and processing skills including:

    • Question design

    • Searching NOT copying

    • Analysing, deconstructing, evaluating and synthesising (including deep skills in visual, graphic and audio texts)

    • Creating and constructing new knowledge

    • Task switching

  • Writing

    • Sentence construction

    • Paragraph construction

    • Text construction

  • Collaboration skills; intentional learning skills (to maintain a focus and avoid distractions)

Christine Cawsey. Principal Rooty Hill HS


What OLD and NEW tools / strategies do we need to have to begin to be successful in a laptop learning environment?

In a faculty group consider the following questions and record your responses. (Handout 4.3)

  • What are the OLD teaching and learning tools / strategies that we have that will continue to play a significant role in a one-to-one laptop environment?

  • What NEW teaching and learning tools / strategies will become important for the success of our teaching and learning in a one-to-one laptop environment?

  • What are the key areas of support that we need as a group to successfully implement a one-to-one laptop environment?

    As an individual; (Use Handout 4.1 )

  • Refer to your ‘personal vision’ index card (from: Vision – Developing a vision for change) make a record of the new skills you would like to develop in order to achieve your vision in 12 months time

  • What support will you need to achieve this?

  • What will you do first?

  • Share your plan with your faculty team


Some words of encouragement
Some words of encouragement

"...if we teach today as we taught yesterday,

we rob our children of tomorrow.”

John Dewey


Common uses of laptops in a one to one environment
Common uses of laptops in a one-to-one environment

One –to-One Computing: Literature Review

K-12 Curriculum Directorate


Optional sessions
Optional sessions

If you want to feel secure, do what you already know how to do. 

If you want to be a true professional

and continue to grow. . . go to the cutting edge of your competence,

which means a temporary loss of  security.

So whenever you don't quite know what you're doing,

know you are growing.

Madeline Hunter

  • The following will allow staff to engage in a number of activities;

  • Assess their ITC skills in terms of teaching and learning practice

  • Share some of the great things already happening in our classrooms

  • sample some of the tools that are available through the software on the laptop computers

  • Consider professional learning opportunities to be gained through working together to build confidence and skills.


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