Writing With Technology

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The is a presentation I did with my grandson on how technology improved his writing. The presentation covered the context of teaching and learning in the 21st Century and specifically reviewed the Revised P21 MILE Guide (due out November 2009) concepts.

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  • 1. Image: 'Wikipedia - T-shirt' Writing & http://tinyurl.com/yzhelhg Technology www.ickr.com/photos/ 98487425@N00/2453225588 MassCUE MASS Fall Conference: Tackling 21st Century Learning Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License Dennis Richards & John Heim, innovation3 llc 1
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  • 3. Introductions Dennis Assumptions Motivation John Technology Writing 3
  • 4. One of the most difcult problems for me in school has always been my writing. Other things seem to come more naturally to me. Johns Research Paper 4
  • 5. I seem to see the connections in math quite easily, and I also understand science - its applications and how they affect our world. Johns Research Paper 5
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  • 7. Today, the fact that technology pervades almost every sphere of life from home to work to play results in Profound implications for learning, both in schools and throughout life. Partnership for 21st Century Skills, The Intellectual and Policy Foundations Johns Research Paper of the 21st Century Skills Framework 7
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  • 9. Seven Survival Skills 1. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 2. Collaboration & Leadership 3. Agility & Adaptability 4. Initiative & Entrepreneurialism 5. Effective Oral & Written Communication 6. Assessing & Analyzing Information 7. Curiosity & Imagination http://www.schoolchange.org/articles/rigor_redened.html 9
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  • 11. Whole Child: Engaged, Challenged & Inspired (wholechildeducation.org) Way It Must Be The The W ay It Is Image: 'Meadow of Yellow Flowers and Mountains' www.ickr.com/photos/72511036@N00/205125227 11
  • 12. Whole Child: Engaged, Pu Challenged & Inspired bli cI (wholechildeducation.org) for ns The Way It Must Be Le titu arn tio ing ns Image: 'Vancouver Public Library Interior' http://www.ickr.com/photos/ 41864721@N00/3458914518 12
  • 13. Schools must embrace new designs for learning based on emerging research about: > how people learn, > effective uses of technology, and > 21st century skills in the context of > rigorous academic content (2003) enGauge: 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Learners, NCREL, Metiri Group 13
  • 14. The Way It Is Learning is passive. Learning is acquired information. Potential & capability are nite and bounded. Intelligence is xed. Content is our priority. Reliable evaluation is external. Image: 'CCDHS Classroom, Miles City http://www.ickr.com/photos/ dave_mcmt/187432802/ Competition & external rewards motivate. Stephanie Pace Marshall, Does Education and Training Get in the Way of Learning? 1997 14
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  • 19. Now there is Buzzword, an online writing tool by Adobe, that allows anyone to type a paper and receive comments from someone they invite to read or comment on your work. Johns Research Paper 19
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  • 22. Text http://tinyurl.com/ykqle8a 22
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  • 24. the number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. Johns Research Paper Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer's 24
  • 25. The coin of the realm will be do you know how to find information, do you know how to validate it, do you know how to synthesize it, how to leverage it, how to communicate it, collaborate with it, and do you know how to problem solve with it? Johns Research Paper Daniel Pink in Learn to Change, Change to Learn 25
  • 26. transfer from school to the everyday environment is the ultimate purpose of school-based learning. Research indicates that students are more successful at doing this when instruction explicitly emphasizes the process of transfer by using real world context. Partnership for 21st Century Skills, The Intellectual and Policy Foundations of the Johns Research Paper 21st Century Skills Framework 26
  • 27. Teachers [and administrators] continuously improve their professional practice, model life long learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS-T (National Educational Technology Standards - Teachers) Johns Research Paper 27
  • 28. Recommendations Transition to Co-creators of Knowledge Move to Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, Create, & Contribute Locally & Globally Move from Compliance to Personal Ownership of Learning Promote and demonstrate the safe, effective use of digital tools and resources Offer digital alternatives for assignments 28