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Presentation made by Dr. Voltz to educators about the positive effects from using 21st Century Technology to transform teaching in K-12 classrooms and drastically improve student performance.

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  • 1. Web 2.0 for Educators
    • Dr. Richard J. Voltz
  • Associate Director
  • Illinois Association of School Administrators

2. Slides available athttp://bit.ly/9A6cOU http://bit.ly/9A6cOU 3. 4. 5. Is this your school? 6. Would you like your school to look like this? 7. Mooresville, NC Trip 8. 9. 10. Moorseville Statistics

  • From 38 to 1 in student achievement in three years after 1:1
  • Increased attendance
  • Decreased suspensions
  • All 34 sub-categories meet NCLB except 1

11. Yes but... If my school looked like the previous pictures ... If my school looked like the previous pictures ... 12. Change is difficultmake it fun 13. 14. If a blind student can compete in HS athletics, you can learn Web 2.0... 15. 16. Blogger:Anne Peoples , University of Ulster

  • Helene Blowers has identified the new Digital Divide ( Reality Check 2.010 ), as one between those with the skills to find and use information and those without. Among some of the skills she highlights are:
  • Knowing how to think about search
  • Knowing how to validate soft information
  • Knowing how to get information to travel to you instead of chasing it
  • Knowing where to find information in new hot channel

17. Google MagicFill and LookUp Function 18. 19. 20. Do students learn different today, should educators change? 21. Technology kids want in their classrooms...

  • Laptops
  • Bluetooth
  • Cell Phone
  • Digital Camera
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Nintendo NS
  • Video Camera
  • Flash Drive

22. 23. 24. 25. Chatterous http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/ http://chatterous.com/iasa/ 26. Five K-12 Technology Trends for 2010 by Bridget McCreaTHE journal 12/10/09

  • eBooks will continue to proliferate
  • Netbook functionality will grow
  • More teachers will use interactive whiteboards
  • Personal devices will infiltrate the classroom
  • Technology will enable tailored curriculum

27. 28. Ustream video with your iPhone 29. http://ustre.am/cOSn 30. What do teachers and schools need to do to stay in front in this race toward 21st Century learning? 31. Think, Pair, Share 32. 33. Get infrastructure in place 34. Have a plan 35. If public education spends $ on technology then we cannotstill teach the same. still teach the same. 36. 37. Train Teachers 38. What is the best way to train teachers? 39. RV Idea 40. RV Ideas 41. Technology costs, where can you save? 42. Try new teaching strategies 43. jingproject.com 44. Mathtrain-1.TV Probability with Ben and Jerry 45. 46. Determine what works for you... 47. Remedial Software 48. Response generators 49. polleverywhere.com 50. http://bit.ly/9vvv4B 51. What Id Buy Instead of an Interactive Whiteboardby Bill Ferriter, The Tempered Radical

  • Give me $5,000-$6,000 to spend on a middle school classroom with 25 students and Ill buy:
    • 5 Netbook Computers Cost: $1,250
      • Give me one netbook for every 5 kids in my classroom and I can create instant workstations for groups.
    • 5 YEARS of VoiceThread for my Students Cost: $300
      • With little digital skill, kids of all ages can interact in Socratic style conversations on school related topics with one another both in and out of school.
    • 5 YEARS of Brainpop Access for my Classroom Cost: $731
      • Brainpop is a service that creates short (3-5 minute) animated videos on topics across the curriculum.
    • 5 YEARS of Access to Poll Everywhere Cost: $645
      • What makes Poll Everywherean online application that allows teachers to create and deliver quick surveysunique is that students can respond to surveys via text message from their cell phones, making the need for student responders obsolete in most middle school classrooms considering the number of students carrying cell phones to school each day.
    • A Mid-Range Data Projector Cost: $595
    • Total = $3,521
    • Camtasia Screencasting Software Cost: $179

52. Students need to be more involved in their own learning 53. 54. Whose world are we preparing students for ? What kind of work will they do ? What skills will they need ? 55. Why a Digital Conversion?

  • Close the Digital Divide
  • Relevant Instruction
  • 21st Century Readiness(Half the jobs today require technology skills, expected to be 77% in the next decade - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Real World Experience
  • Instructional Practice
  • Improving Academic Achievement

56. New Views of Learning

  • . . . fromtraditionalstudentlearning rote memory of predetermined facts disseminated by teachers
  • . . . tocognitivescience students construct meaning by making connections with prior knowledge through language

57. Formula:Number of Proficient Test Scores on Reading Grades 3-8, Math Grades 3-8, and EOCs divided by the total number of tests taken in school year 2008-09. Mooresville Graded School District 305 N. Main Street Mooresville, North Carolina28115 704.658.2530 704.663.3005 fax MGSD Ranked8th in State District Percent Proficient using EOG Reading and Math; EOC Per PupilExpenditure 1 Chapel Hill Carrboro 88% $10,579.00 2 Polk County 85% $10,449.00 3 Carteret County 83% $9,272.00 4 Transylvania County 83% $8,860.00 5 Watauga County 82% $8,305.00 6 Union County82% $7,739.00 7 Camden County 81.9% $8,742.00 8 MGSD 81.8% $7,902.00 9 Yancey County 81.6% $9,417.00 10 Dare County 81.6% $11,011.00 58. NIU professor brings video games to class

  • "Students would always be sort of on the edge of their seat watching this thing because it's just so cool to see how it works," Coller said of the video. "But that sentiment just ended as soon as you turned off the video, and then they're back to their boring old homework again."
  • "Right away, they just really warmed up to it," Coller said. "They were incredibly jazzed about it. So right away, I just saw the learning levels were just so much higher and excitement levels were just so much higher than anything I had done before."

59. 60. Video Conferencing

  • Connect with experts
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Working Together
  • Accessing previously unavailable courses
  • Teaching the teachers

61. 62. Change is difficultmake it fun 63. The single most important factor in a student's achievement is the quality of his or her teacher. Reports by: The National Council on Teacher Quality ("Increasing the Odds," 2005) andThe New Teacher Project ("The Widget Effect," 2009) 64. Web 2.0 Enables Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey 65. Socialization Through socialization our students can use the language and skills they are learning to build networks and develop relationships with real people. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey 66. Collaboration They can work together with others to construct and share real knowledge. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey 67. Creativity They can create genuine products, in a wide range and combination of media to high standards, that will have a real audience. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey 68. Authenticity The tasks and activities they do and the people they communicate with to do them are real and motivating. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey 69. Sharing They can share what they create and learn from each other. Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers by Nik Peachey 70. Classroom Applications Google Screencasting 71. 72. Google MagicFill and LookUp Function 73. 74. Google Docs to Prepare Tests 75. 76. 77. 78. Google Teacher Example 79. 80. What could your students do? 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. And this 87. 88. 89. Senior Emily Smak, 20, tries out the treadmill workstation in one of the study lounges in the new Education and Human Services Building at Central Michigan University. There is a new iMac computer attached to it so students can get a little exercise while doing homework or other things on the computer. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. Do you think students are more engaged outside of school than in school? 95. Did You Know 4.0 96. What is your school doing about it? 97. Education, Today and Tomorrow 98. Will paper copy library books ever be replaced with digital books? 99. 100. How close are we to 1:1 classroom computing? 101. 102. 103. Virtual Textbooks 104. 105. 106. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&ref=education 107. 108. At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a select group of freshmen received Kindles, an online book reader, instead of the textbooks. 109. Reading on the Kindle will get students to read books independently, but it is also all-inclusive and boosts their reading and critical thinking skills regardless of reading