Technology in Education By Dr. John Thurner, Presented at Upper Canada To Middle School Teachers ...
OverviewPlanning– Why do we plan?– Education First!– Technology InitiativesWhy Technology?
Multiple GoalsStated Goals– Improve education– Meet government standardsUnstated Goals– Jones school has a super network– ...
Pressure from:ParentsBoard membersStudentsLegislaturesTechnology vendors
Technology will save the world!Build it and they will come!Without technology we will be behind!
Some Real Questions:What are the benefits that technology can bring toeducation?How can technology enhance what we are doi...
Create a Plan – any plan E-Mail to national Listserv:“ My state is giving away money for technology, but I need to have ...
Technology VisionDo you have a clear vision of technology inyour classroom?
Thoughts?
Technology VisionDoes it look like this?– Apple G5 with a 17” flat panel monitor– Intel® Xeon® Processor with EM64T Te...
Technology VisionWhat’s your vision of an ideal husband orwife?
Technology VisionWhat’s your vision of an ideal husband orwife?
Technology VisionNot Hardware!Focus on what you know - EducationEstablish a vision of better educationThen find technology...
Summary IPlanning is importantEducation FirstClearly understand what you are teachingand think of ways that technology can...
How to: The Design StructureDavid Perkins’ “Knowledge As Design”– Purpose - Make sure your educational goals are clear– St...
The technology initiative“A technology application focused onspecific goals or objectives and justified bycurrent understa...
PurposesEnhance EducationTechnology Competencies
What about Technology Competencies?Identify technology competenciesWhere Possible teach competencies viasubject areas...
Possible areas for enhancementTeaching for UnderstandingGenerative learning environmentsGroup Learnin...
Where do you start planning?Existing Goals and objectives– Accreditation documents– IB Curriculum– ...
Elementary school exampleGRADE TOPICS OBJECTIVES TECH COMPS APPLICATIONS Letter ...
Elementary school example TechnologyGrade Topic ...
Elementary school exampleTechnology competencies by grade– Technology Competencies can be scoped and sequenced by grade l...
How will technologychange what you are doing ?
Two Common ChallengesChinese MenuWhere’s the baby?
Chinese Menu ProblemOften asking for vision is difficultPeople don’t know what they wantIt’s like asking someone to order ...
Where’s the Baby?Do not throw out the baby with the bathwater!Technology changes the nature of yourclassroomStudy skills, ...
Planning strategiesTop Down?Bottom Up?Top Down Planning/Bottom UpImplementation?Champions?Rain Forest?
The Rain ForestSometimes it is hard to force change. But,if you provide sunlight, fertile soil, enoughwater and fertilizer...
Important ConsiderationsProcess is important– If some teachers participate in planning – they might implementEducatio...
Summary IIThe design modelTechnology InitiativesDon’t lose the babyChinese MenuRain Forest
Modern Language example Carl Hobert, Language teacher, asked himself three questions: – Why integrate Technology into m...
Why did Carl integrate technology into his curriculum?Language– Intensive writing practice in target language w...
Why did Carl integrate technology into his curriculum?Culture– Re-create real-life situations which represent other ...
Modern Language Initiative I: Intercultural E-mail ExperimentPurpose/Goals:– Extensive writing practice– Reinforce and exp...
Technology Initiative I: Intercultural E-mail ExperimentThemes of correspondence include:• Personal Introducti...
Technology Initiative II: Student Technology ProjectsObjectives:• Develop authentic-language research ca...
Student Technology ProjectsVirtual Travel (Level 1)History (Level 2)Art History (Level 3)Architectural History (Level 4)Li...
Student Technology ProjectsVirtual Ancient Rome [Classics]Original Document Research [History]NASA [Science]England Poet C...
http://travel.lycos.com/destinations/
y BuñolUn proyecto de tecnología de Roland Eavey
Valencia y Buñol está aquí
la bandera de ValenciaValencia está en una de los regiones más grandes de España
La ciudad de Valencia
Las ruinas del Castillo de los moros
La Fiesta de los moros y los católicos
Las ruinas del teatro viejo
What can a Modern Language teacherdo to institute change? An Action Statement Attend Professional Conferences Seek a...
Did this Technology Initiative achieve tangible educational goals?Yes it did!The “Rain Forest” has not a...
Walking with GrandfatherWalking with Grandfather, winner Gold AppleAward (National Educational Film Festival), aPBS televi...
Other InitiativesEnglish Classes– Process writing– Interactive Grammar tutorialsScience– Real data measurement and analysi...
Other InitiativesHistory– Internet Research– mapsArt– Digital Photography– Web Design/LayoutClassics– Virtual Cities
Other InitiativesAthletics– Video– Spreadsheets– Web Pages
Multimedia LiteracyMultimedia literacyDocumenting your worldHappy and Sad times– Crew video– Colgate Video
The Tragic OpportunitySometime, when the stars are in alignmentand things are going well, a moment in timewill occur that ...
The Tragic OpportunityOn that night, in a small college town, therewas a tragedy. Four Colgate Students died.This was my h...
The Tragic OpportunityIf students become proficient at usingmultimedia tools to document their world,when tragedy strikes,...
The Tragic OpportunityThe boys produced the following movie toexpress their emotions and provide a graphicrepresentation o...
The Tragic OpportunityWe see multimedia used to provide powerfulmessages by marketing giants, politicians, andentertainers...
Some ResourcesMath Applets Polygon appletTERC is a nonprofit research and developmentorganization committed to improving m...
What Will The Future Bring?
Famous Last Words
Customer Service
Contact InformationJohn Thurner, Ed.D.– JKT-Consulting– (339) 221-0502Carl Hobert– Axis of Hope
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Upper Canada College Presentation

Presented to faculty of UCC Middle School in the Fall of 2004.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Upper Canada College Presentation

  • 1. Technology in Education By Dr. John Thurner, Presented at Upper Canada To Middle School Teachers November 2004
  • 2. OverviewPlanning– Why do we plan?– Education First!– Technology InitiativesWhy Technology?
  • 3. Multiple GoalsStated Goals– Improve education– Meet government standardsUnstated Goals– Jones school has a super network– Smith School has a zillion computers– Wonder school has cable modems
  • 4. Pressure from:ParentsBoard membersStudentsLegislaturesTechnology vendors
  • 5. Technology will save the world!Build it and they will come!Without technology we will be behind!
  • 6. Some Real Questions:What are the benefits that technology can bring toeducation?How can technology enhance what we are doing in theclassroom?What skills do our students really need to be effectivelearners in the colleges of the 21st century?What technology skills will our students need to beeffective citizens of the 21st century?
  • 7. Create a Plan – any plan E-Mail to national Listserv:“ My state is giving away money for technology, but I need to have a plan. I know what hardware I need, but they want some educational goals. Can anyone help me? ” Goals must come first!!
  • 8. Technology VisionDo you have a clear vision of technology inyour classroom?
  • 9. Thoughts?
  • 10. Technology VisionDoes it look like this?– Apple G5 with a 17” flat panel monitor– Intel® Xeon® Processor with EM64T Technology– 21” Sony monitor with living sound– Special gray mouse with 3 neat little buttons
  • 11. Technology VisionWhat’s your vision of an ideal husband orwife?
  • 12. Technology VisionWhat’s your vision of an ideal husband orwife?
  • 13. Technology VisionNot Hardware!Focus on what you know - EducationEstablish a vision of better educationThen find technology that can promote thevision
  • 14. Summary IPlanning is importantEducation FirstClearly understand what you are teachingand think of ways that technology can help
  • 15. How to: The Design StructureDavid Perkins’ “Knowledge As Design”– Purpose - Make sure your educational goals are clear– Structure - work to ensure that each component of your initiative is linked to the purpose– Arguments - clearly link each part of the design to the purpose using what you know about good education– Models - where possible, give examples of what you are proposing to do
  • 16. The technology initiative“A technology application focused onspecific goals or objectives and justified bycurrent understanding of good educationalpractice.”– coined by Cindy Dunlap of CELTWhat educational goals will be met?What are you doing and why will it helpyou meet your goals?
  • 17. PurposesEnhance EducationTechnology Competencies
  • 18. What about Technology Competencies?Identify technology competenciesWhere Possible teach competencies viasubject areas – rather than computer classesMonitor Competencies
  • 19. Possible areas for enhancementTeaching for UnderstandingGenerative learning environmentsGroup LearningUsing technology to scaffold – supportgreater understandingProvide tools for students to take control oftheir learning
  • 20. Where do you start planning?Existing Goals and objectives– Accreditation documents– IB Curriculum– Department Summaries– Curricular Guides– Technology Plan?
  • 21. Elementary school exampleGRADE TOPICS OBJECTIVES TECH COMPS APPLICATIONS Letter Use letters/pictures Begin entering Generic K Recognition to communicate a letters from the Word message keyboard Specific Sound/Symbol Kid Pix Relationship Vocabulary Development Writing
  • 22. Elementary school example TechnologyGrade Topic O bjectives C ompetencies A pplications Literary analysis Read for pleasure and Select hardware and Generic5 Poetry information Communicate through software appropriate to the task Word (K-5) Spreadsheet Oceanography writing (4-5) Human Body Understand basic operation Specific Data collection Observe of a modem (with Tabletop Math Experiment assistance) A.D.A.M. the Life Story Tessellations Interpret Widget Workshop Mixed fractions Conclude Real World Math Per Cent Great Ocean Rescue Multiplication and division Problem-solving using Reference Negative numbers mathematical CD-ROM knowldege Internet Explorers WhaleNet Colonization To understand Country searches American Revolution influences on the Westward Movement development of the Immigration United States
  • 23. Elementary school exampleTechnology competencies by grade– Technology Competencies can be scoped and sequenced by grade level– Generally, if you use technology in classrooms, it is only necessary to monitor the competencies. You don’t have to constantly measure.Generic vs Specific Applications– Generic Applications are a little more expensive at first– Specific Applications can get very expensive
  • 24. How will technologychange what you are doing ?
  • 25. Two Common ChallengesChinese MenuWhere’s the baby?
  • 26. Chinese Menu ProblemOften asking for vision is difficultPeople don’t know what they wantIt’s like asking someone to order a meal ontheir first visit to a Chinese restaurantFind experts, peers, explore InternetGo to conferences, build communicationchannels
  • 27. Where’s the Baby?Do not throw out the baby with the bathwater!Technology changes the nature of yourclassroomStudy skills, nature of classroom, classroommanagement are all changed.
  • 28. Planning strategiesTop Down?Bottom Up?Top Down Planning/Bottom UpImplementation?Champions?Rain Forest?
  • 29. The Rain ForestSometimes it is hard to force change. But,if you provide sunlight, fertile soil, enoughwater and fertilizer, and sprinkle seedsliberally, soon things will grow.The growth can be unpredictable.Eventually a canopy will begin to form andwonderful things can happen.
  • 30. Important ConsiderationsProcess is important– If some teachers participate in planning – they might implementEducational Links help fundraising– Share your plans– Parents and funders have seen a lot of wasted money– If you tell them what you are doing and why, they are more willing to support
  • 31. Summary IIThe design modelTechnology InitiativesDon’t lose the babyChinese MenuRain Forest
  • 32. Modern Language example Carl Hobert, Language teacher, asked himself three questions: – Why integrate Technology into my Curriculum? – How do I integrate content and technology? – Has this integration achieved tangible educational goals?(Note: Carl Hobert is now founder and director of Axis of Hope at Boston University)
  • 33. Why did Carl integrate technology into his curriculum?Language– Intensive writing practice in target language with native speakers– Accommodate a variety of learning styles in the same classroom– Tailor language materials to meet student needs
  • 34. Why did Carl integrate technology into his curriculum?Culture– Re-create real-life situations which represent other cultures– Motivate students to travel overseas, immersing themselves in culture– Make connections with other disciplines
  • 35. Modern Language Initiative I: Intercultural E-mail ExperimentPurpose/Goals:– Extensive writing practice– Reinforce and expand cultural understanding– Document year-long correspondence in each country– Move toward student vacation exchange program
  • 36. Technology Initiative I: Intercultural E-mail ExperimentThemes of correspondence include:• Personal Introductions• US- France Educational differences• Politics• The Arts• The Winter OlympicsSpring vacation Belmont Hill visit to LycéeLouis-le-Grand (March 23)!
  • 37. Technology Initiative II: Student Technology ProjectsObjectives:• Develop authentic-language research capabilities• Evaluate Internet resources in target languages• Students create projects in French, Spanish and Mandarin-Chinese• Students present findings to classmates• Presentations evaluated by instructor and peers• The best advance to language technology fair
  • 38. Student Technology ProjectsVirtual Travel (Level 1)History (Level 2)Art History (Level 3)Architectural History (Level 4)Literature (Level 5AP)
  • 39. Student Technology ProjectsVirtual Ancient Rome [Classics]Original Document Research [History]NASA [Science]England Poet Correspondence [English]E-mail World Experts [Math AP]
  • 40. http://travel.lycos.com/destinations/
  • 41. y BuñolUn proyecto de tecnología de Roland Eavey
  • 42. Valencia y Buñol está aquí
  • 43. la bandera de ValenciaValencia está en una de los regiones más grandes de España
  • 44. La ciudad de Valencia
  • 45. Las ruinas del Castillo de los moros
  • 46. La Fiesta de los moros y los católicos
  • 47. Las ruinas del teatro viejo
  • 48. What can a Modern Language teacherdo to institute change? An Action Statement Attend Professional Conferences Seek assistance Develop an Email address book Buy a book about the Internet Surf the Net Visit other schools’ computer facilities and language labs
  • 49. Did this Technology Initiative achieve tangible educational goals?Yes it did!The “Rain Forest” has not always beengreen . . .Technology support and perseverance areneededBut you be the judge!
  • 50. Walking with GrandfatherWalking with Grandfather, winner Gold AppleAward (National Educational Film Festival), aPBS television show, is an example of atechnology initiative. It is a videotape of an elderNavajo using teaching tales to educate youngNative Americans. The video part was new. Theeducational initiative has been around nearly10,000 years. If we are going to enhance orreplace something that has worked for a long time,we had better be sure we know why.
  • 51. Other InitiativesEnglish Classes– Process writing– Interactive Grammar tutorialsScience– Real data measurement and analysis– Digital microscopes– Online textbooks
  • 52. Other InitiativesHistory– Internet Research– mapsArt– Digital Photography– Web Design/LayoutClassics– Virtual Cities
  • 53. Other InitiativesAthletics– Video– Spreadsheets– Web Pages
  • 54. Multimedia LiteracyMultimedia literacyDocumenting your worldHappy and Sad times– Crew video– Colgate Video
  • 55. The Tragic OpportunitySometime, when the stars are in alignmentand things are going well, a moment in timewill occur that produces an opportunity to dosomething important.On November 11 of the year 2000 such amoment in time occurred.
  • 56. The Tragic OpportunityOn that night, in a small college town, therewas a tragedy. Four Colgate Students died.This was my home town, just rated the 11thfriendliest town in the United States by Forbesmagazine.
  • 57. The Tragic OpportunityIf students become proficient at usingmultimedia tools to document their world,when tragedy strikes, the artistic effort canhelp to heal.A few weeks after the tragedy, my sons (6 &13 at the time) were shocked by the eventwhen we visited their grandparents for theThanksgiving holiday.
  • 58. The Tragic OpportunityThe boys produced the following movie toexpress their emotions and provide a graphicrepresentation of the event to warn theirclassmates of the dangers of mixing alcoholand driving.When the movie was shown to 430 boys,grades 7-12 in a chapel, there was silence atthe end when the Mothers Against DrunkDriving ribbon was blowing on the screen!
  • 59. The Tragic OpportunityWe see multimedia used to provide powerfulmessages by marketing giants, politicians, andentertainers.When our students to harness this powerthemselves, if only for a brief moment, theyare empowered to take charge of their ownlives.Judge for yourselves:
  • 60. Some ResourcesMath Applets Polygon appletTERC is a nonprofit research and developmentorganization committed to improving mathematics andscience learning and teaching.United States Governement Educational ReferenceProject Zero Site-teaching for understanding.
  • 61. What Will The Future Bring?
  • 62. Famous Last Words
  • 63. Customer Service
  • 64. Contact InformationJohn Thurner, Ed.D.– JKT-Consulting– (339) 221-0502Carl Hobert– Axis of Hope

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