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This year I was encouraged to submit a presentation on the work I did last year with my Year 9 class. You may remember we did a pretty big 3 parter last year as a big project, including book trailers and QR Codes. The presentation will be in two parts, with part 1 disseminating the results of the project (how we did it; results) and part 2 teaching how to make QR codes, and if time, how to make a little video in Powerpoint.
This is a key point summary of Doug Johnson's article in Educational Leadership - December 2013/January 2014 | Volume 71 | Number 4 Getting Students to Mastery Pages 84-87
Where is transformation?
We can see that the use, context and assessment of technology in education are all critical influences on learning success.As we see above, Puentedura divides four levels of technology integration into two categories: enhancement and transformation. In other words, is the teacher using technology to basically improve a traditional teaching practice or activity, or is the teacher using it to design activities that could not be done without the technology? The implication is that technology will most powerfully affect student achievement if it is used in the transformation sector—above the dotted line on the diagram.
By Doug Johnson, Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. He is the author of nine books including Teaching Right from Wrong in the Digital Age;Machines are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part; and The Classroom Teachers Survival Guide to Technology. His columns appear in ASCD’s Educational Leadership and in Library Media Connection.
By Anne Kenneally
In August 2013 I was at the gym when running wasn't so fun for me I decided to come home and create a presentation that we could co-construct and share our ideas. I sat here watching the retweets on twitter and the resource is coming alive.... The power of many never ceases to amaze and inspire me. In a short period of time we will have co-constructed a wonderful resource for all to share.Aware that the power of many is far greater than one mind alone, I set off to share my Google Presentation with my wonderful Twitter PLN. Aiming for 100 slides I was delighted with the rapid sharing and growing of this collaborative resource! The value is in the curation of a diverse range of tried and true ideas or approaches. I shared the resource with numerous schools I worked in and the resource continues to grow! To date there are 67 slides.
Alongside this, we saw the increase of crowdsourcing for a range of learning journeys:
http://bit.ly/14fuYHP Encouraging blog interaction
http://bit.ly/1eDMEOn Back to school ideas to share
http://bit.ly/16xhKWr Different ways to use GAFE
http://bit.ly/1asJEqK Maths inspiration
http://bit.ly/19J33B1 Innovative iPad integration
The benefits of crowdsourcing are immense. All ideas are welcomed, tried and true ideas are shared for others to use, share, re-mix and al learners benefit! Sharing strengthens relationships and collaborations go from strength to strength!
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