Instructors: Pam Levine, Shawn Nak-Kyung (Shawn) Kim
Goals for course
- framework for integrating ICT
- confidence in approaching ed tec
- case studies
- small number of new tools and practices
See https://docs.google.com/document/d/129ERfDasxbObs30ZpnnCbhExMqGEp9WdOPJcuqaWToE/edit for all course outlines
Look at aspects of your classroom work in terms of:
- low- high confidence
- low- high passion
For example – feedback, discussions classroom management.
Examine each in the light of what response each quadrant deserves/needs.
Participants from a range of countries including Sweden, India, HK (introducing technology to schools)
(concerns re appropriate technology for schools, compared to traditional methods).
SAMR model – classifying tasks on S A M R basis,
Saturate and group method – method from d-school
Digital literacy – groups of 4 or 5 use post it notes to name up the elements of digital literacy and digital citizenship. Then participants group these into logical categories, walk around other groups and reflect.
Frameworks and standards.
Do our standards cover all of the aspects identified? Maybe – but not the “general skills” stuff, so well. Clear link between Australian Curriculum and the digital literacy/citizenship skills however (probably better than other standards).
Common Core places emphasis on USING technology to achieve standards, but not so much assessment/teaching of technology skills. Underlying skills need to be explicitly taught.
Anecdote: “In Palo Alto, 2 miles from Google, I assumed my kids would have technology skills, but I am only 50% correct”
In particular, online behaviour and identity are a vacuum for most students.
Tools to teach digital literacy
Google provides tips and tricks that help information literacy. eg A Google A Day http://www.agoogleaday.com/
Strategy to use AGAD:
- Set up teams
- Ask students to share their own search tips
- What worked. Crowdsource ideas for search strategies.
- A game a week to keep research happening.
Google’s Good to Know Site for staying safe and secure online.
Common Sense Media’s digital bytes
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-bytes has suggestions and links to specific topics, rather than just an idea a day.
Haiku Deck https://www.haikudeck.com/
HaikuDeck adds the correct CC citation for photos for use in schools, CC images, creates cited images, as part of the exported slides. This can help raise awareness of IP and copyright.