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iPads in Education

Staff Development Course December 2012

bianca audet

on 20 December 2012

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Transcript of iPads in Education

Why Tablet Technology? iPads in Education The Big Picture Enter Digital Natives. A term used by educators and others to speak of those under the age of 20. They are of the first generation that didn’t have to learn digital because they were born in it. They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, iPods, video cams, cell phones and all the other gizmos of the digital age. Digital natives think and process information fundamentally different. And when the rest of us speak their language, they look at each other with a knowing shrug, reminding us we are still just poor Digital Immigrants allowed to come along for the journey in coach while they fly the plane. Tablet technology allows teachers and students to maximise the 'teachable moment' and elevate tasks towards the more authentic processes of creation, analysis and synthesis of information. 12. An Australian Curriculum in the 21st century needs to acknowledge the changing ways in which young people will learn and the challenges that will continue to shape their learning in the future. The curriculum is important in setting out what will be taught, what students need to learn and the expected quality of that learning. Information communication technology (ICT) capability
Students develop ICT competence as they learn to use information and communication technology effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school. The Perfect Storm for Educators This is where we go when we want to find something out. And it is all here in our pockets!! We want the
quickly! Many of our students are already
struggling in these areas.
Does our pedagogy support these
skills? What tools will teachers need to
cater for 21st Century
learners? How can we make our classrooms
more collaborative and self directed? Let the students do the work! Project Based Learning 21 Century Teachers will need to be adaptable. Digital Natives will want to connect in different ways, to us - they will use Gamification and social media to construct new playgrounds and classrooms beyond the constraints of the real world - into the virtual world.
bianca.audet6@tafe.nsw.edu.au A PLN for teachers of NSW DEC
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