The world today is about being able to do what you were NOT taught to do!
K-12 Technology National Education Technology Standards National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world.
1. Creativity and Innovation 2. Communication and Collaboration 3. Research and Information Fluency 4. Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making 5. Digital Citizenship 6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Becoming familiar with technology Letter/Keyboard Recognition Learning to create/write/save Operating in a networked environment
Technology Supporting Curriculum Laptops/Carts SmartBoards ProScopes Science Probes Web Pages Discovery Education (video streaming) Research Databases Digital Cameras Digital Movie Cameras FlipCameras SmartPhones Web Applications (polleverywhere) Collaborative web based applications:
Google Apps. (Shared Documents) Wikis
Monthy training in every buidling
How can (technology) learning be reinforced at home? Great question!
Encourage and support all areas of interest (besides social networking)
Find a place to gather this information PLN (iGoogle, delicious, wiki)
Learn how to learn! Students should be challenged to problem solve....on their own!
Get a Google Account - learn how to use these tools.
Collaborate as a family (Google shared docs, calendar, Flickr, Animoto, VoiceThread)
Use phone as a learning tool (calendar)
Talk, talk, talk
Encourage compassion for others... most important tool to combat online bullying