Why are student's interested in technology? Why does it belong in a classroom?
* Knowledge based - 'Digital Native'
* It is their social life
* Project based
* Student interaction both in and out of the classroom
*Collaboration w/parents, other students, each other
*Teachers become the facilitator
* Self-directed education/knowledge
*Access to knowledge
*Problem solving/decision making skills - Critical Thinking Skills
*Global world - multi-cultural
*Creativity - right brained - Daniel Pink
*Limitless (unlike a textbook)
The Teacher GUIDES and FACILITATES these 21st Century skills
2 communication skills needed:
Relationship between teacher and student is the most important! Technology
Watched 'Pay_Attention.mov' (Still moving after the many times I've seen it!)
'Just because you can, does not me you should but it does mean you could'...M. Lowrance
What IS Technology Integration?
*Envision what xyz looks like
*Using technology in every aspect of education
*'End of day' summary
*Infused within the philosophy of the school
Where else in the world doe we live by subjects (math, english, etc)?
Technocentric learning - Technology without petogogy/curriculum in pointless.
We broke out into groups (jigsaw) of 3 and 'researched a topic:Jigsaw Project
Social and Emotional Learning
Higher Order Thinking Skills
HOW to Integrate Technology?
Note...end of course assignment-Personal Philosophy Concerning Technology