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What Administrators Should Know and Do With Technology. An ISTE Webinar Ben Smith www.edtechinnovators.com Red Lion Area School District Thursday, September 4, 2014. Physics Teacher K-12 Science Coordinator Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator

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what administrators should know and do with technology

What Administrators Should Know and Do With Technology

An ISTE Webinar

Ben Smith


Red Lion Area School District

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Physics Teacher

K-12 Science Coordinator

Technology Resource Teacher

Keystone Technology Integrator

Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology

STAR Discovery Educator

ISTE Science Curriculum Specialist

ISTE Board of Directors

polling question
Polling Question
  • Are you familiar with the NETS-S (National Educational Technology Standards for Students)?
  • Yes
  • No
poll question
Poll Question
  • Have you shared the ISTE NETS-T with your teachers?
  • Yes
  • No
national educational technology standards for administrators
National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators

Required Reading:NETS-A available through www.iste.org

visionary leadership
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and Lead development and implementation of a shared vision for integration of technology and promote excellence and support transformation throughout the organization
    • Inspire
    • Engage
    • Advocate
pedagogical foundations
Pedagogical Foundations
  • Curriculum must drive the need for technology integration
    • Technology is the tool used to facilitate student-centered learning
  • Scaffolding technology skills has to occur prior to the expectation that students can make thoughtful choices about its appropriate use
  • Degree to which students can utilize technology is also dependent upon their level of cognitive ability.
digital age learning culture
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Create, promote and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant and engaging education for all students.
    • Ensure Innovation
    • Model and Promote
    • Provide
    • Ensure Practice
    • Participate
why use technology
Why Use Technology?
  • Make work easier - productivity
    • Typing, calculating, recording information
  • Help students learn better
    • Visualization, reading
  • Prepare students for 21st century jobs
    • Communicate
    • Collaborate
    • Be Creative
    • Solve Problems

Image from http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/

today s students
Today’s Students
  • 21st Century Learners
    • Multitaskers
    • Text Messengers
    • Gamers
    • Appropriaters
  • Today’s college students have spent
    • 5000 hours reading
    • 10000 hours gaming
    • 20000 hours watching TV

Required Reading: Marc Prensky - Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Available at www.marcprensky.com

speak up report
Speak Up Report
  • Disconnect among teachers and administrators
  • Student Perceptions
  • Defining Integration
  • Rating the Quality of Integration

Required Reading:Speak Up Report. Available at www.tomorrow.org

excellence in professional practice
Excellence in Professional Practice
  • Provide an environment of professional learning and innovation to empower educators to enhance student learning
    • Allocate
    • Facilitate and Participate
    • Promote and model communication and collaboration
    • Stay abreast
systemic improvement
Systemic Improvement
  • Provide digital-age leadership and management to continuously improve the organization through effective use of technology
    • Lead change
    • Collaborate on metrics
    • Recruit and Retain
    • Establish and Leverage Partnerships
    • Establish and Maintain Infrastructure
digital citizenship
Digital Citizenship
  • Model and facilitate understanding of social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture
    • Ensure equity
    • Promote, model and establish policies
    • Promote and model social interactions
    • Model and facilitate global culture
striking a balance
Striking a Balance
  • Creating a secure, safe environment for student learning
  • Allowing students to use their technology
  • Allowing student creativity, collaboration, innovation and communication to develop
knowing content is not enough
Knowing Content is NOT Enough
  • In order to be successful in the 21st Century, ALL students must be able to
    • Construct new understandings
    • Solve problems
    • Make decisions
    • Communicate and express themselves
    • Understand complex issues
    • Work collaboratively
    • Set goals and work to a timeline
    • Make ethical choices
administrative issues
Administrative Issues
  • Collaboration Policies
  • iPods / Cell Phones / PDAs

Banning Pencils by Doug Johnson

  • Security
  • Classroom Walkthroughs


  • Supervision Plans
  • Building Goals
a taxonomy for integrating technology into diverse classrooms
A Taxonomy for Integrating Technology into Diverse Classrooms

Increasing Complexity of Technology Skills

  • Technology choices become autonomous

Increasing Levels of Cognition

  • Curriculum mastery deepens
how to include all students
How to Include ALL Students
  • Have students move through the taxonomy appropriate to their abilities.
  • 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
  • Students are passive spectators of technology
    • Students view PowerPoint during lecture
    • Teacher uses Interactive Whiteboard during lecture
    • Students view websites on large screen
    • Students listen to a podcast
  • Students are leveraging technology to increase productivity
    • Type papers using Word
    • Make graphs with Excel
    • Online Searches
    • Calculators
    • Tutorials
  • Students create a product with a single technology
    • Students record a podcast
    • Students make a movie
    • Poster session in PowerPoint
  • Students engage in discovery learning prior to formal instruction
    • Students use online applet to learn about a topic
    • Students conduct a lab with probes
  • Students interact with peers, instructors, and outside resources
    • Students make group contributions in text format to a Wiki
    • Students work together on a Google Doc
    • Web 2.0 Tools: mindomo, VoiceThread, etc.
    • Student email - Gaggle
    • Blogging
  • Students are guided to combine and integrate technologies
    • Students use Excel, Probes and Accompanying Software, and Photobooth in Notebook to create lab report
    • Students use PowerPoint to make slides to import into iMovie
    • Students add movies, MP3s and images into a Wiki
  • Students are making sound choices about the appropriate synthesis of content and technology into a final product
    • Students are given an assignment and must choose the format for communicating information
how to get students to be creative
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
planning documents
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?
  • Email: info@edtechinnovators.com
  • Website: www.edtechinnovators.com