EdofICTJSSALC - SAMR Examples The following examples are ways to examine the progress from S to R. What a 21st-century science classroom should look like By Tim Magner, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Tim Magner is the executive director of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a national organization that advocates for 21st-century readiness for every student. He has had an extensive career in education, serving most recently as the vice president of Keystone for KC Distance Learning (KCDL) as well as the director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education. (CNN) – Whether it’s technology, the global economy or the changing nature of work itself, we are tasked with preparing our children for success in college, career and citizenship in a world that looks very different from the one we grew up in. I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with P21’s members, partners and leadership states to help educators embed key 21st-century skills – like the four Cs of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking – into the educational experiences of all children.
ISTE NETS Essential Conditions 365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Sparky Teaching What is 365 Things? '365 Things' is a thinking skills resource. Simply put, it's one big question for every day in the year. Its official aim as a thinking skills resource is to help your pupils deepen their understanding and introduce them to different ways of thinking, but if it gets your class talking hard about the answer, that's good enough for us. We've had both secondary and primary schools using the resource, but our main support comes from KS2 classes. - creative thinking,- mathematical thinking and problem-solving,- decision making,- critical thinking- logical thinking We try to be topical when there's a subject we think will provoke discussion (e.g. we covered the Chilean miners' release and the Royal Wedding) and if your class has a question they'd like to see featured, fill in the form below and we'll send you an e-mail if/when we plan to use it. Using this resource Your privacy '365 Things' gives the opportunity for you and your pupils to contact the site via the answer form.
National Center for Technology Planning John See Technology Integration Specialist Minnesota Department of Education [Originally appeared in The Computing Teacher, Vol. 19, Number 8, May 1992] Contact information for John See -- unavailable as of Feb 2012 Effective technology plans are short term, not long term. If you do develop a long-term plan, tie it to your district's budget cycle. Effective technology plans focus on applications, not technology. Many technology plans are based on numbers of machines - input. By taking this approach, you can also answer the debate over which brand names to purchase. Effective technology plans go beyond enhancing the curriculum. I agree that we need to teach keyboarding skills. Remember the real question, "what applications of technology are available that will help our students, staff, and administration work smarter, not harder?" Effective technology plans define technology as more than computers. Television production is much more than giving kids a camera and shooting pictures.
Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning "Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Designers, Inc. Web 2.0 tools are online software programs that allow users to do a number of different things. They can be used to teach curriculum content, store data, create or edit video, edit photos, collaborate and so much more. These programs are often free and are used by teachers, students and sometimes parents, both in and out of the classroom, on a pretty regular basis. The question then becomes: are educators prepared to use these tools? Are educators, especially new ones, ready to incorporate Web 2.0 tools into their classroom? Embracing the use of Web 2.0 tools in lesson planning may still be new to many educators. As we talk about Web 2.0 tools, here's one point I want to stress. 1. If you've not heard of Pinterest, what rock have you been hiding under? 2. 3. 4. 5.
National Education Technology Plan | Office of Educational Technology National Education Technology Plan The U.S. Department of Education is committed to leveraging the power of technology to rethink education and approach student learning in new ways. To support this goal, the Office of Educational Technology is working to update and expand upon the vision presented in the 2017 NETP to ensure its relevance and usefulness based on the policy, funding and social contexts within which digital learning now occurs. The NETP will incorporate new developments in education technology and share a vision for how schools and districts across the country can continue to use technology to improve equity and opportunity for all students. It will also address infrastructure needs in order for the vision to become a reality. About the National Education Technology Plan The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States.
10 steps technology directors can take to stay relevant SmartBlogs The role of the typical school district technology director has become obsolete. Speak with your average teacher in many school districts in the U.S., and you’ll find the technology department is better known for getting in the way than for serving the educational needs of both staff and students. Many technology departments, led by obsolete tech directors, are inadvertently inhibiting learning. The mantra of “lock it and block it” no longer works in a 21st century digital learning environment. Do how can technology directors avoid becoming obsolete? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Students and staff need technology directors that have not made themselves obsolete. Tom Murray serves as the director of technology and cybereducation for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pa.
6 elements of a successful iPad implementation By Samantha Messier and Stephanie Schroeder 11/17/2014 Topics: Mobile Learning, 1-to-1, Professional learning As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices. A key feature of our model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements: Community engagement A strong instructional model Digital devices and apps for students Logistical support Guidance toward high-leverage resources Ongoing, embedded professional development None of these elements alone is sufficient. 1. We also made every effort to include one of the most important stakeholder groups: parents.
Problem Solving with Design Thinking with Mary Cantwell "Think of today as a prototype. What would you change?" Tim Brown Session Description: Join us for a conversation about design thinking, a holistic approach to problem-solving. Design Thinking | Could this be (the only) authentic 21st century pedagogy? Design Thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. To Get Started: Read What is Design Thinking? Encouraging Empathy Then... Additional Ways to Deepen Your Understanding of Design Thinking Videos: Articles + Books: Design Thinking Schools / Programs / Initiatives: Purely for Fun (Yet Very Useful)
A Technology Integration Planning (TIP) Model For Teachers Teachers are the ones that decide on instructional strategies and how to carry them out. When teachers create an instructional design for technology integration, they need to consider the characteristics of their topic and the needs of their students and then decide on a course of action that will meet both needs within the constraints of their classroom environment. When deciding on teaching/learning methods the first distinction a teacher must make is whether or not to use directed strategies or constructive strategies. After determining whether integration strategies will be primarily directed or constructive, also consider content approach. Should the approach be single subject or interdisciplinary? A few other questions that a teacher will need to answer while developing instruction is: Should students work individually, in pairs, in small groups, or as a whole class? Remember as a teacher you never stop learning.
8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today’s classroom. I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused. This is not simply that students are creating but that they are also having opportunities to follow their interests and explore passions.1 The teacher should embody learning as well. Will Richardson recently wrote this in a comment on one of my recent posts on what teachers need to be like in our current day and the focus that needs to be on learning: …we need teachers who are masters at developing kids as learners who are adept at sense making around their own goals. Although technology is not the focus, it does give us many opportunities to magnify the opportunities I list below. 1. Finally, let’s start to really tap into the wisdom of our rooms and have students not only learn, but teach each other. What I have missed?