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Building a Learning Community Across the Disciplines: Planning for Artful Technology IntegrationMassachusetts Reading Association ConferenceFriday, April 11, 2014Welcome and IntroductionsValerie Shinas and Barbara Steckel, Lesley University FacultyThe 6th Grade Team and Technology Integration Specialist from Blanchard Memorial School
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Blanchard Memorial SchoolBoxborough, MAKate McMillanGrade 6 ELA/Social Studies TeacherNancy MelbourneGrade 6 ELA/Social Studies TeacherJason DimenGrade 6 Science TeacherJanet LaVigneGrade 6 Math TeacherPeggy HarveyInstructional Technology Specialist4
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Mythology ConnectionSTEM Literacy Using TechnologySmartBoard Interactive WebsitesVernier ProbesEtc.
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Digital literacy is now a key 21st century skill. To be successful, students must be adept at locating and assessing information on the Internet, fluent in digital communications, and capable of making global connections. They should be able to use technology effectively to learn.11Digital NativesThese kids are different. They study, work, write, and interact with each other in ways that are very different from the ways that you did growing up.
~excerpt, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives, by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser12
Source: The New Yorker Magazine1321st Century Skills: Beyond the 3RsThe 4CsCommunicationCollaborationCritical ThinkingCreativity
ICT (Information, Communication, & Technology Literacy) Skills
14Technology Integrated in Project-based learningStudents are already proficient in 21st century technologiesand if not, they should be.Students are highly motivated to master technologies.Allows for high-quality presentations.Supports development of written and oral presentation skills.Supports collaborative learning.Allows for a global audience.Creation of digital portfolios.Opportunity to practice digital citizenship.