Integrating Technology into the Curriculum. Ben Smith and Jared Mader www.edtechinnovators.com Red Lion Area School District Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Ben Smith: Physics Teacher K-12 Science Coordinator Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator
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Integrating Technology into the Curriculum Ben Smith and Jared Mader www.edtechinnovators.com Red Lion Area School District Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ben Smith: Physics Teacher K-12 Science Coordinator Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Board of Directors Jared Mader: Director of Technology Former Chemistry Teacher Technology Staff Development Trainer Keystone TechnologyIntegrator Masters Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Consultant About Us
Our Vision • All students, teachers, and administrators will be able to be creative, communicate, collaborate, and problem solve in a productive and ethical manner.
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
Pedagogical Foundations • Curriculum must drive the need for technology integration • Technology is the tool used to facilitate student-centered learning • Degree to which students can utilize technology is dependent upon their level of COGNITION.
Fostering Creativity Increasing Complexity of Technology Skills • Technology choices become autonomous Increasing Levels of Cognition • Curriculum mastery deepens
National Educational Technology Standards for Students Creativity and Innovation Communication & Collaboration Research & Information Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, & Decision-Making Digital Citizenship Technology Operations and Concepts
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?
Observing • 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
Incorporating • Students are leveraging technology to increase productivity • Type papers using Word • Make graphs with Excel • Online Searches
Producing • Students create a product with a single technology • Students record a podcast • Students make a movie • Poster session in PowerPoint
Exploring • Students engage in discovery learning prior to formal instruction • Students use online applet to learn about a topic • Students conduct a lab with probes
Collaborating • 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
Applying • 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
Creating • 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
Questions • Email: email@example.com • Website: www.edtechinnovators.com