Bowling Green City SchoolCurriculum MeetingsIntegrating TechnologyEngaging Students Allen Martin, TRT Rob Paugh, BGJHS TIS Fall 2010
Table of Contents • 21st Century Skills • NETS • Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants • Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy – HOTS • Integrating Technology • Web 2.0Web 2.0 Tools • Atomic Learning • Mission US • Library of Congress • Characteristics of Highly Effective Technology Teaching and Learning / Common Core Standards • Additional Web Resources • A Final Word
21st Century Skillsfor sTUDENTS Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes Mastery of core subjects and 21st century themes is essential for students in the 21st century. Core subjects include: • English, reading or language arts • World languages • Arts • Mathematics • Economics • Science • Geography • History • Government and Civics
schools must move beyond a focus on basic competency in core subjects to promoting understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects • Global awareness • Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy • Civic literacy • Health literacy • Environmental literacy
“21st century student outcomes” are the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century.
21st Century Skills 1. Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes 2. Learning and Innovation Skills • Creativity and Innovation • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Communication and Collaboration 3. Information, Media and Technology Skills • Information Literacy • Media Literacy • ICT Literacy 4. Life and Career Skills
National Educational Technology Standards • Educational technology standards are the roadmap to teaching effectively and growing professionally in an increasingly digital world. • Technology literacy is a crucial component of modern society. In fact, the globalizing economy and technological advances continue to place a premium on a highly skilled labor force.
Education Must Change As technology dramatically changes our society, educators need to demonstrate the skills and behaviors of digital-age professionals. Competence with technology is the foundation. • Societies are changing • Expectations are changing • Teaching is changing • Educators must lead
Transforming Learning Environments with Technology • Today’s educators must provide a learning environment that takes students beyond the walls of their classrooms and into a world of endless opportunities. • Technology standards promote this classroom transformation by ensuring that digital-age students are empowered to learn, live, and work successfully today and tomorrow.
The new standards identify several higher-order thinking skills and digital citizenship as critical for students to learn effectively for a lifetime and live productively in our emerging global society. These areas include the ability to: • Demonstrate creativity and innovation • Communicate and collaborate • Conduct research and use information • Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions • Use technology effectively and productively
The new standards identify several higher-order thinking skills and digital citizenship as critical for students to learn effectively for a lifetime and live productively in our emerging global society.
Demonstrate creativity and innovation Communicate and collaborate Conduct research and use information Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions Use technology effectively and productively
Integrating Technology • Meeting the student in their “learning arena” • Student Engagement • Interaction with new content • Learner see consequences of actions • Predictions confirmed or disconfirmed • Students try different courses of action(s) to evaluate their relative effectiveness • Engaging in online activities provided access to legitimate audiences that challenge students to improve their work • Immediate feedback
Scaffolding – different tasks at different levels of complexity at the same time • Multimedia Printing Press – WWW – Cultural Convergence • Technology has “Flattened” our world (Inman) • Technology turns media into technology of expression • “Media by the few for the many” • Publications – www makes student work available to all
Reflection • Students reflect on quality of their decisions and think how to improve • Compare performances with professionals and experts • Compare performance with set of criteria for evaluating
Web 2.o • Provides everyone an opportunity to have VOICE on the WWW • Provides tools that enables students to work together • Small learning curve (easy and fast) • Instant feedback • Saves teachers time • Great tools for research, review, and interactive learning • Free
Using cell phones at school Cell phones are banned by 2 organizations • Taliban • School Main Concerns Students using cell phones for non-academic communication Students being off-task Not all students have access to a cell phone (ES) Check with school principals
How to regulate cell phones in the classroom • High expectations • Class rules • Cell phones on silent • Cell phones out in plain view and placed on desk • Strong Consequences • Privileges lost • Phone confiscated and returned to student / parents
Uses of cell phone • Quick polling • Retrieving information that is needed to complete a task Activity Text 242242 Message – Ask CHA CHA a question Real Humans answering your questions
Web 2.0 Tools in use • Infinite Campus • Social Networks • Email • District and School Web Sites • District, School and Teacher calendars • Teacher Web Sites • Blogging • Posting Videos • Students uploading assignments to teacher web pages • Posting class assignments • Posting files, folders and links
Web 2.0 Tools • http://www.incredibox.fr/ • www.prezi.com • http://www.google.com/earth/index.html • 3D Field Trip to Rome • http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/ • Google Literature Trips • www.chacha.com
www.blabberize.com • www.Voki.com • www.xtranormal.com • www.fodey.com • www.visuwords.com • www.tagxedo.com • www.edoctrina.org
Atomic Learning • ATOMIC LEARNING is up and running • Teachers and students 5th grade and up • Username - BG email address • Password - “purples”
Mission US • A series of Role-Playing Games about American History • Mission 1: For Crown or Colony • Jana Kirchner – GREEC Coordinator
Library of Congress Popular Topics & Collections Young Readers Center National Book Festival The Civil War The Great Depression The Declaration of Independence Library Highlights • Gateway to Knowledge TourThe Library goes on the road to a location near you • Wise Guide to loc.govFlying women, frogs, death, and a real super villain • Webcasts from the LibraryInterview with Gershwin Prize winner Paul McCartney • Places in the NewsHeadline locations from the Library's map collections • Today in HistoryOctober 18 Travel back in time through American Memory
Library of Congress Popular Topics & Collections • Young Readers Center • National Book Festival • The Civil War • The Great Depression • The Declaration of Independence
Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning • Common Core Standards Link
Additional Web Resources • KET New Instructional Programs • All Subjects - PBS Teachers • Social Studies – Various Web Links • Math – Middle School Net • Reading – Book Excerpt Podcasts • Language Arts – Guide to Writing and Grammar • Music (All) – Note reading, intervals, scales • Technology Applications – Internet 101 • FCS – Curriculum and Instruction Resources • Visual Art – A Journey to Africa • Health – Various Issues of Young Adults • ESL –A Picture is worth a 1000 words • Auto Fill - Bibliography Site • All Subjects – Virtual Field Trips, Explore • Social Studies – 13 Colonies • Math – Web Math • Reading – Interactive Activities • Language Arts –Game Aquarium , Diagraming sentences, Sentence Structure • Music (All) – Carnegie Hall Activities • Technology – 21st Century Skills Videos • FCS – Food – Bad Food - Bacteria • Visual Art – Art Museums of the World • Health – Kids Health • ESL – Games for Young English Speakers BGJHS Purple Tech Bits and Bytes August Edition September Edition (All sites were live at time of publication)
References Website Resources can be found in the Presenter Notes on each slide Books Collins, A., & Halverson, R. (2009). Rethinking education in the age of technology: the digital revolution and schooling in america. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Jolly, J., Treffinger, D., Inman, T., & Smutny, F. (2011). Parenting gifted children. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press Inc.