14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools
- computer rooms
- isolated classrooms
- schools without WiFi
- Banned phones and tablets
- Tech director with an administrator access, instead of technology coordinators in touch with teachers and students
- Teachers not sharing what they do
- Schools without FB and Twitter presence
- Unhealthy cafeteria food
- Teenagers start at 8AM
- Buying poster-, website- and pamphlet design for the school
- traditional libraries
- students same age in same classes
- one-Professional Development-workshop-fits-all for school staff
- standardized tests to measure the quality of education
more on ISTE news in this IMS blog
use of laptops in the classroom
ISTE Shares Results of 2016 Board Elections
By Richard Chang 12/13/16
For more information about the ISTE Board of Directors, visit ISTE’s website.
more about ISTE in this IMS blog
Interview Questions for 1:1 School Leaders
found in G+ https://plus.google.com/+JeffUtechtEd/posts/Vys7LxSjzuW
help administrators as they start hiring for their 1:1 environment with some questions they can ask during the interview process.
Questions for teachers entering a 1:1 school
What computer platform are you most comfortable with, Mac, PC or tablet?
Why do you want to work in a 1:1 school?
What particular challenges and learning opportunities excite you about working in a 1:1 school like ours?
Being able to look up information and resources on the web is an important skill. Explain how you go about looking up information on the web. How do you verify that the information you find is trustworthy and of use to you and your students?
Knowing we are a 1:1 school and that we expect students to use their laptops for learning, what is something that you would start learning and thinking about today to prepare you for this new learning environment?
At what times do you feel that it would be appropriate to have “lids down”? When do you believe a laptop is not a tool for appropriate use?
How comfortable are you with using online resources in your classroom? What are some resources you’ve used in the past? How have you found these resources?
Tell me how you think the future you are preparing children for will be different?
How often do you/have you taken part in technology Professional Development opportunities?
Do you read any professional magazines or educational blogs as part of your own PD? If so, which ones?
What apps do you use to curate information?
What apps do you use to curate information?
Do you have a Personal Learning Network? If so, can you tell me a story of how you learn from your network.
How often do others come to you for guidance in using technology? Do you offer guidance when not asked? If so, describe how you did this recently?
start with the teachers, not with the students
OPINION So You Want to Drive Instruction With Digital Badges? Start With the Teachers
Participating teachers advance through a series of inquiry-based professional development modules. Teachers are awarded a digital badge for the successful completion of each 10-hour module. To accomplish this, they must complete the following steps: 1) study module content, 2) participate in a focused discussion with peers working on the same module, 3) create an original inquiry-based global lesson plan that incorporates new learning, 4) implement the original lesson plan in the classroom, 5) provide evidence of classroom implementation and 6) reflect on and revise the lesson created.
The final product of every module is a tested, global lesson plan that articulates learning objectives, activities, assessments, and resources for each stage of inquiry. Upon completion, teachers may publish finalized lessons in a resource library where they can be accessed by other educators. As designed, the HISD badging system will be a four-year, 16-badge approach that equates to 160 hours of professional learning for teachers.
five key features that taken together increase significantly the likelihood that the learning experience for a teacher will lead to results in the classroom for students — which, after all, is the point of professional development:
- Badging requires demonstrating understanding and implementation of a target content or skill.
- Badging provides recognition and motivation.
- Badging allows for knowledge circulation among teachers.
- Badging can be tracked and assessed.
- Badging is a scalable enterprise.
A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018
The recently-released New Media Consortium Horizon Report details six up-and-coming technologies in the next five years for K-12 classrooms.
Horizon #1: In the next year, or less.
Mobile learning. Cloud computing.
Horizon #2: Within two to three years.
Learning analytics. Open content.
Horizon #3: Within four to five years.
3D printing. Virtual laboratories.
Presented on the NMC K-12 Horizon Report over the weekend at the Alliance for International Education Conference held at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai: http://www.slideshare.net/davidwdeeds/aie-2015-china-conference-using-the-nmc-k12-horizon-report
On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Patrice Torcivia Prusko wrote:
Sloan defines blended as anywhere between 30-79% online, so there is a pretty wide range. (I attached a document with the reference). The following are from a Blended Workshop I attended by Dr. Norman Vaughan
More information on BL:
basic definition :