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					Developing 21st Century
Learners with Technology Rich

     Jennifer Womble, nbct, Chiles High School
Welcome to FETC!

• Come on a journey with me as we learn
  and share to improve educational
  technology use in every classroom!

  ―Education is not the filling of a bucket,
        but the lighting of a fire.‖
                -- W. B. Yeats
 Session Objectives:
• Investigate current research on teaching and learning.
• Utilize online resources and free software.
• Design effective lessons--enhanced by technology that
  integrate technology into classrooms for maximum
  content delivery and student achievement.
• Discuss how to make effective decisions about the
  choice of technologies they utilize in their classrooms,
  and how to evaluate student products.
• Teachers will be introduced to the features of SharePoint
  and Microsoft Office and learn how to effectively use
  technological tools, including digital cameras, scanners,
  document cameras, and audience response systems.
• Teachers will leave with a completed technology
  enhanced unit plan for their classroom ready to
   Create a Character
Our first task today is to determine who is in our workshop
  and share introductions of names and roles in education.
VISIT one of these websites and create a character that
  represents you for our introductions!
• Southpark

• Super Hero –Heromachine

• Wii Character

• Simpsons

• M& Ms
• Name-Hometown-School
• Why are you here today?
• What is your role in the school or
• What is your previous technology
  integration experience?
• Why did you choose this
Research Wrap Up
• Save the SharePoint posted
  PowerPoint titled ―learning
  shift‖ in the Presentations
  folder on your desktop.
• Review the slides and write
  your own personal summary of
  the entire show.

Slide Share Resource
Forces at work

• Globalization
• Asian/Indian Education (2MM)
• Shifts in Job Market-
  Comparative Advantage
• Influx of Technology
• Automation of routine jobs
• Culture
Synthesize with current
Brain and        World Class           Best Practices
Learning         Twenty First          Robert Marzano
Research         Century Schools       Harry Wong
Daniel Pink      Research              Judith Langer
Howard Gardner   William Daggett       Marcia Tate
Steven Pinker
David Sousa
Daniel Goleman
Richard Restak   William Glasser
Eric Jensen      21st Century Skills
Infusing Technology into
• How is technology used as a
  tool to enhance education?

Expand and Maximize Learning
View ―Favorite Online Resources‖
Cross curricular      Research &
Deeper knowledge        Application
Problem Based         Exploration
Creative Products     Freedom to Discover
Technology            Analysis of
  Literacy              Information
Interconnected        Express Ideas
Novel Approach        Sift-Sort-Connect
Stimulate Curiosity   Artistry-Empathy
Communicator          Narrative-Synthesis
Find 10 pictures/images on the
internet to represent these
concepts and save them:
• Technology    • Creativity
  Literacy      • Cross Curricular
                • Technology
• Read            Product
• Write         • Collaboration
• Problem       • Autonomy
  solving       • Rigor
Technology Integration
The goal of technology integration is
  to use technology seamlessly in the
  classroom so that the technology
  itself is invisible in support of
  learning a standards based
• Employing technology provides a
  variety of new ways to learn, and
  in the process, fosters independent
  thinking, problem solving, and
  collaborative learning.
   Technology Integration
• Why Integrate? (pair and share)

  • ―Technologies do not bring about
         revolutions, people do.‖
      -Denise Murray, Director of NCELTR, Macquarie University
• Old question.
• New questions:
   – How do students learn?
   – How can teachers make teaching
    Why Integrate?
•   Improve student learning by creating better lessons
•   Increase the rigor of academics and the quality of learning
•   Stimulate curiosity and interest
•   Engage learners and motivate students
•   Improve how all students learn the content
•   Differentiate instruction
•   Formative assessments with immediate feedback
•   Project based learning is meaningful and prepares students for a
    technology-dependent world
•   Increase communication
•   Reinvigorate teaching
•   Enhance Educational Experience with technology—fun, interactive
•   Course Management Tools on-line

• BOTTOM LINE: Implement Technology to Accomplish
  Greater Learning and improved Academic
Teaching that STICKS
Chip and Dan Heath discovered 6 traits that
   make ideas stick:
1. Simple
2. Unexpected
3. Concrete
4. Credible
5. Emotional
6. Story

Note: *Sticky ideas are understood,
   remembered and change something
   (behavior, values, opinions, etc.)
Our job is to make ideas stick everyday!
First Piece: The teacher
• As you can imagine, using
  technology in the classroom changes
  the classroom structure, operation,
  and management.
• Teachers learn to become a ―guide
  on the side‖ rather than a ―sage on
  the stage.‖
• Getting there involves changes in
  philosophy and practice.
• Change is welcomed by students—
  visit Teacher Tube.
 Teacher Technology Skills
 Competency Levels
• What level of daily technological
  integration is the teacher utilizing?
  – Daily Routine: type worksheets,
                                                Who is left
    attendance, email, make charts.             out?
  – Effective User: web portal, discussion      Resisters
    boards, advanced functions,                 Beginners
    specialized software, expert, models
    AUP, flexibility, use data to manage and
    solve problems.
  – Innovative User: full array of software &
    hardware, strategic use of capabilities,
    produce, empower, mentor, foster
    continuous improvement.
 Teachers changing methods
• Real change can take a few years in
  schools rich with technology, and
  even longer in schools with less.
• Professional development can shorten
  the learning curve and return on
• The important thing to consider is that
  professional development lies along a
  continuum—from learning discrete
  skills, to developing fully integrated
  lessons, to transferring those skills to
  new technologies and new
  methodologies like project-based
• Sousa Chart on Retention (Toolbox)
 What does integration look like?

• Students can test scientific theories
  with simulations, find ways to prove
  ideas with multimedia ,and collect
  environmental data with hands-on
• They can use the Internet to
  experience the world through virtual
  field trips and find information to
  prove almost any point of view. They
  can exercise their creativity with art,
  writing, and music software and
• All of these opportunities mean
  using technology as a tool to
  promote content learning.
Visualize your class integrated
 Ways teachers integrate
• View document on sharepoint
  titled ― What technology
  integration looks like‖ and
  ―Creating Student Support
• Save to your desktop
• Work with your partner to add
  three of your own examples of
  student products/tools to the list
• Be prepared to share your
 Next piece: the student
• The goal of technology integration is to
  use technology in the classroom so that
  it becomes a tool to help students learn
  new things in new ways and prepare for
  the future.
• Yet it is a catalyst for greater change!
• Employing technology affects the
  classroom’s structure, operation, and
  management and requires new skills --
  both for students and educators.
Student Technology Standards

• NETS-S: ISTE’s Technology Foundation
  Standards for All Students (NETS) include
  six categories for addressing necessary
  technology skills:
1. Basic operations and concepts
2. Social, ethical, and human issues
3. Technology productivity tools
4. Technology communications tools
5. Technology research tools
6. Technology problem-solving and
  decision-making tools
Student progress and the iBrain

• As technology use becomes
  increasingly interwoven in lessons
  and instructional units, it becomes
  increasingly important to measure
  student progress using a variety of
• In addition to summative and
  formative tests, teachers should
  have rubrics, portfolios, and other
  assessment tools to measure
  content knowledge and degree of
  technological proficiency.
• Brain Plasticity
   Student Assessment
• There are applications in the market place that provide 100%
  participation and collaboration during instruction. With these
  applications, teachers can gauge the pace of the instruction with
  real time student feedback.

Free online tools:
• • QuizStar
• • RubiStar
• •

• Adjusting lessons and using this information to fill in the gaps
  between the students learning style and performance involves
  differentiating instruction, which is based on the beliefs that students
  differ in how they learn, classrooms that are not ―one size fits all‖ are
  more effective, and students must be able to make meaning from
  subject matter. A differentiated classroom offers students different
  ways to learn subject content, make sense of ideas, and
  demonstrate learning. Teachers have many ways to provide
  instruction that is targeted to specific groups of students.
 Technology based activities
• Looking at technology based
  activities, teachers can locate
  online projects and WebQuests that
  already infuse technology within the
  lesson while providing all the lesson
  resources, templates and
  assessment. These projects and
  offer a tried and true option in using
  effective activities and projects.
• Websites contain inquiry-based
  projects that have been developed
  by teachers as well as training and
  teacher materials.
Student Productivity-
Project-Based Learning
• Writing
• Research
• Data Analysis
• Critical Thinking
• Presentations of content:
Newsletter      Multimedia
Movie           Web-wiki space
Blog            E-journal
Brochure        Podcast
Third Piece: The content
curriculum and standards
The International Society for Technology in
   Education (ISTE) believes that:
―To live, learn, and work successful in an increasingly
   complex and information-rich society, students
   must be able to use technology effectively.‖
They developed standards to guide educational
   Leaders in recognizing and addressing the
   conditions for effective use of technology to
   support Pre K-12 education. They state, ―Within an
   effective educational setting, technology can
   enable students to become--Capable
   information technology users:
• Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators
• Problem solvers and decision makers
• Creative and effective users of productivity tools
• Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and
• Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens
Last piece: Technology Tools
• What tools do you have at your
  school site?
• What software or hard ware
  restrictions are there?
• What type of room set up and
  computer preparation is
• Do you know how to use, charge,
  upload and download all the
  equipment in your lesson?
• How do you select equipment to
Tech Tools
• Digital Cameras
• Software
• Scanners, document cameras,
  tablet pcs, Smartboards, hand
  held response system, digital
  video cameras, ipods
• What are there functions?
• Try it before you teach it!
• Evaluate tools to match your
  needs and class size.
Building a team

• Relationships are vital to the
  successful integration of
  technology in your classroom.
  The technology coordinator,
  media specialist, AP
  Curriculum, technology
  integrator, tech savvy
• Try it before you teach it!
   Learning is a Social Event

• High Expectations
• TEAMS can change the culture of a
• Teaching is a TEAM Sport
• Collegial Conversations about
  student work are essential
• We teach kids, not content
• Motivation by student engagement:
  increase the WOWs to increase the
• What is the ONE thing that has adults
  making sustained change?
   Obstacles to Technology
• No access to computers/equipment
• Lack Time (to learn, to plan, to organize, to search
  internet, etc)
• No budget or high costs
• Class sizes
• Preparing for standardized tests
• Lack teacher training
• Set curriculum or standards
• Technical problems (not admin. of machine)
• Network down
• Power Outage
• Intimidating
• Too many strategies to try now—one more thing.
 Creative Solutions to problems

• For example: Takes student long
  about of time to Search internet:
booksite for students sites
bookmarking tool tags collective
pay service to organize internet sites
How teachers plan to use
• SharePoint Site: save the
  Technology Integration
  Planning Map and the
  Enhanced Lesson Plan tool.
• Brainstorm a Lesson objective
  you teach.
• Create one lesson plan for your
• View: Tech Enhanced Lesson
  Planning Map as guide
How to begin? PIZZA process!
• Making good choices leads to effective
  time management. Teachers have to
  determine what their students need to
  learn for each assignment.
• Then they choose the best way to provide
  the material and the best way for students
  to learn it. They can begin by enhancing
  lessons with technology.
• They start by identifying the objectives of
  a lesson and looking for ways to infuse
  technology into activities.
P-Planning, Priorities, Peer-
observations, Practice
•   Brainstorm & Prep work
•   Create lesson plan and back up plan
•   Set expectations
•   Research needs and ―tech talk‖ with the with tech
•   Plan to assess
•   Focus on learning objectives
•   Find relevant & appropriate resources
•   Model lessons:
Developing Unit Materials
• Scaffolding:
  – Directions
  – Handouts, Diagrams, Tables, Hidden
  – Rubrics (;
  – Lesson plans
  – Instruction sheets
  – Evaluation & Assessment materials
  – Resources & web sites:
  Discuss: How to evaluate student
I-Implement, Integrate, Infuse
• Seamless technology
• Participate in technology
  based instruction
• Storyboard of lesson plan
• Scaffolding, templates
• How to, step by step
• Infuse resources: funding,
  software, equipment, people,
  training, supplies and students.
ZZ-Evaluate and Reflect
• Reflect on the impact of the technology and the
• Was it the right equipment?
• Right software?
• Did you have enough PD?
• Review functionality.
• Did you get appropriate support?
• Use answers to make future decisions.
• Communicate via email.
• Collaborate with others in discussion boards,
  surveys, Study group, think tanks, talk time with
  teachers to share ideas
   – (collaborate in global community)
   – (collaboration)
   – (virtual learning community
   – (ERC)
A-Analyze with Data
• How does technology increase teacher
• Focus on results, not technology
• EVALUATE to avoid future glitches
• Look at the outcomes and align to goals of
• Were the benefits worth the sacrifice? (return on
• Data: test scores, attendance records, student
  attitudes, improved learning and attitudes
• No such thing as a failure!
• What support do you need next time?
• What do you need to know for next time?
• Insight!
• Constant improvement is key.
1.  Start with a lesson you are very familiar with
     and have taught before
1. Focus on the learning objective
2. Make it interactive and fun
3. Problem based activities will engage and make
    relevant for students.
4. Do it yourself FIRST (see one, do one, teach one)
5. Build relationships
6. Talk about copyright often!
7. Know the standards (state, NETS, Information
    Literacy Standards)
8. Revise teaching style to accommodate
    technology (adaptation)
9. Use peer observations and online video
    demonstrations as often as possible to learn more!
10. Tap into your students’ creativity
Your Story

• Using PhotoStory and the 10 images
  you selected earlier, create a digital
  story about where you are in the
  technology integration process and
  describe three goals you have for
  increasing the amount of technology
  enhanced lessons you will deliver in
  the next year!
 Session Objectives:
• Investigate current research on teaching and learning.
• Utilize online resources and free software.
• Design effective lessons--enhanced by technology that
  integrate technology into classrooms for maximum
  content delivery and student achievement.
• Discuss how to make effective decisions about the
  choice of technologies they utilize in their classrooms,
  and how to evaluate student products.
• Teachers will be introduced to the features of SharePoint
  and Microsoft Office and learn how to effectively use
  technological tools, including digital cameras, scanners,
  document cameras, and audience response systems.
• Teachers will leave with a completed technology
  enhanced unit plan for their classroom ready to
 That is a WRAP!

• Workshop evaluation and
• Questions and answers!
• Many thanks for your
  dedication, time and effort
• Enjoy the conference!