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Organized Chaos

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Mike Washburn

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Organized Chaos
The Challenges of a Tech Teacher
Mike Washburn
Head of Technology Studies
Richmond Hill Montessori and Elementary Private School
Richmond Hill, ON
MEd - Lakehead University - Current
BASc / BEd Concurrent - Lakehead University - 2013
Twitter: @misterwashburn
Web: http://www.mrwashburn.net
Today's Backchannel
Me
Students
Other Teachers
Parents
Administration
Passionate.
Self-motivating.
Constantly Learning.
Fiduciary Responsibility
In Spite of Being
Tired.
Disappointed.
Frustrated.
You Need To Be
"There is a massive chasm which exists between a student’s technological experience at home, and the experience (or lack thereof) which they receive at school. At home students are constantly engaged with technology, be that YouTube, iTunes, using an App on their iPad or playing a video game. These can no longer be seen by educators as a 'waste of time' . These are opportunities which are passing us by."
Student - Teacher Technology Experience Gap
Playing Complex Video Games
Making Videos
Taking and Editing Pictures
Sharing Experiences Online
Building Websites
Designing "Mods"
Using Photoshop
Self-Directed Learning
They
Aren't
Afraid
Why?
me
now
our school
Why do many teachers stop learning when they start teaching?
I teach just fine with a pen and paper, thank you.
Its how I learned, why does it have to change?
This pilot project is too much work for our school.
so why are we?
Everything is Sales
(the wild card)
(the x factor)
this is sometimes how i feel.
https://todaysmeet.com/mikewashburn
Today's Meet is an isolated room in which participants can engage in discussion in real-time during a presentation, meeting or seminar to ask and answer questions
ask, engage, discuss
Screen time
WiFi (really?)
Gaming
Parents
Games have been proven to significantly increase many aspects of sight, including a 58% increase in contrast awareness
http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/games4good/talks/01%20Bavelier%20WH2012_082112.pdf
Professor Jan Alexander: "We have no grounds to say that the symptoms are imaginary. But a large number of studies suggest that these symptoms must have other causes than the physical effects of low-level electromagnetic fields around mobile phones, wireless transmitters and other wireless equipment.
http://www.fhi.no/eway/default.aspx?pid=240&trg=Content_6765&Main_6664=6894:0:25,7553:1:0:0:::0:0&MainContent_6894=6765:0:25,7558:1:0:0:::0:0&Content_6765=6729:100854:25,7558:1:6770:2:::0:0
safety, safety, safety
even if they aren't kept safe at home...
University of Rochester
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
TRUST
"Never say no to Mike, we need Mike to keep being creative. Find a way to make it happen."
FOLLOW THROUGH
Thank You
questions?
Be professional
Constantly Improve
Lead
Respect
Communicate
Have Fun
Be Creative
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