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Technology Tools for Education Majors
Transcript of Technology Tools for Education Majors
Technology Tools for Education Majors
The Web Today: How did we get here and what can we do now?
There are tools available for
Where do you live?
"This generation of kids in our schools is the first not to have a choice about technology. Most of us grew up in a time when technology was an add on, and for many of us, we still see it as a
, especially in education."
- Will Richardson
"We may not feel comfortable in a world filled with technology. We may not like the way it’s changing things and, even more, how fast it’s changing things. We may not like the way it pushes against much of what we’ve been doing in schools for eons. But our kids don’t have a choice. And if we’re going to fulfill our roles as teachers in our kids lives, neither do we."
Mr. Monson's 5th Grade Class Wiki Site
Writing, writing, writing...
Having a voice
A New DNA for Education...
Rather than ego fulfillment or networking, what appears to truly motivate educational Twitter users is learning new things and getting information in a timely manner.
Social Media Revolution - 2013
The myth of the "digital natives"
Where do our students live?
The goal = Collaboration
The tech you walk around with in your pocket.
The tech you use when using other tech.
The tech your students are growing up using.
image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican
"Everyone is apprehensive about getting on Twitter."
- Tom Whitby
Get all that?
You have a ricidulous amount
of tools at your disposal...
...but don't fall into the 'Loop'
St. Joseph's College, NY
A method of building engagement and multimedia literacy.
Perhaps one of the most exciting projects for students.
The practice of using technology tools to tell stories.
University of Houston's
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Flickr user Brian Adler
The Next Generation
At what point (grade) should schools teach students how to use mobile devices?
flickr user: jisc_infonet
image courtesy of
Why teaching is "not like making motorcars". - Sir Ken Robinson
33% of new teachers quit within the first two years
Almost 50% quit within the first 5 years
Gary Hayes' Social Media Counter
Augmented Reality App PEAKS
Image from http://instagr.am/p/nm695
"It's a myth that's harmed this current generation."
Social Media in Education - Teaching Digital Natives in 2011
Social Media Revolution 2013
The Voice of the Active Learner
Check out Will Richardson's recent post:
"Should We Connect School Life to Real Life?"
"So what if we were to say that, starting this year, even with our children in K– 5, at least half of the time they spend on schoolwork must be on stuff that can’t end up in a folder we put away?"
We know you can use
smart phones and cameras...
Image from the UCLA 2011 Graduation Gallery
...now put them in the hands of your students.
Image credit: Flickr user maxelrosales used on Creative Commons 2.0 license
"...99% of students participate online, but only 10% of them report participating in class..."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., launched the Citizen Cosponsor Project, a Facebook-based platform he says will allow citizens to keep track of legislation currently before Congress. Log onto the site, review legislation and, if you support it, you can click "co-sponsor" and get updates on the status of the legislation as it works its way through Congress.
Who is teaching students how to learn about, and interact with, their government?
From the blog of Dan Meyer http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=3837
What would you do with these kids?
"We can't trap technology in a lab."
Adam Bellow's Educational Tech Commandments
Creativity you say?
Image courtesy of the Google Glasses Project
Where's the connection
to the other subjects?
Common Core Guidelines from NY State. The word technology is used only 24 times and the word computer only once. Integrated? Think again. Appears mostly in terms of "writing and producing for online" or being able to reference information.
Skype anyone lately?
Comics created by Kyle, 8 years old.
Not one on my son's teachers has explained to me how the use of the SmartBoard benefits my child. This, after years of development and use.
"Tech Added to an Already Bad Experience is Still a Bad Experience"
Teaching texting in 4th grade.
Superintendents on Twitter
My 3rd grader came home with 73 sheets of paper one day! Times 24 students = 1752 sheets in one day!
It's all about the apps...for now
Google image search results for "Internet connected TV"
Suzie's Lemonade Stand - Verizon
Image above from
Not my son's class, but sure looks like it.
Apps of the month
Apps tied to concepts
Back to school apps
Apps based on the SAMR model of
Apps based on skills in Bloom's Taxonomy
3D printing ... coming to a home near you!
Bedrich Benes, an associate professor of computer graphics at Purdue University, is working on developing stronger 3D models based on fail points.
Will I see you again in a parent-teacher conference?
"I have no idea what to do with the computers in the classroom."
See more new tech related videos here
Augmented reality in the LEGO store
For further reading on Web 2.0, start with...
Or, these kids?
Extracurricular Empowerment: Scott McLeod at TEDxDesMoines
Sachem's 4th grade Curriculum Guide: Where's "technology?"
Social Content Curation
The Future...in a YouTube Playlist
Windows Movie Maker 2011
image courtesy of Apple.com
image courtesy of Microsoft.com
There is a good chance you may fail
or that something may not work.
Work with the playlist or track function to make a page or an easy way for listeners to hear more than one clip.
Don't let this happen.
Learn about and participate in the various education Twitter chats, like #EdChat
Use a program like TweetDeck to manage the tweets.
See more "Tweets on TV" examples here
Tweets, re-tweets, favorites, lists, chats, quotes,
inspiration, communication, curation.
These are tools that permit you to aggregate, or pull in, social content from various sites.
Learnist: Like Pinterest, But Better for Education
Naturally, there's apps for this, too.
Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool
Let's pause for a moment and talk about space and transportation.
real time web - live casting - video - q&a - writing -
creativity - problem solving - social curation
"The unexpected sensation of water at the back of my neck surprises me – and I’m in a place where I’d rather not be surprised."
It's no longer realistic to wait for these events to be documented in a text book five years from now.
Lauren, 13, launched Hello Kitty into space.
"The wonderful thing about the world we live in now is that there are many, many Marthas. The challenge for us is how do we take the extra-curricular and turn it into the curricular. And in order to do that, we have to get beyond our fear."
All links for events above, and more, are here https://www.diigo.com/user/sjctrainers/Space
Principals & Admins on Twitter
3D printing in space ...
now available at your local space station.
YouTube (make playlists)
Made with MyCreate for the iPad
See more examples here http://is.gd/8daGe8
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Note: The info above was current as of May 2012. The site has since been removed.
X marks the spot
Or, these kids?
NY Destination Imagination Program