Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age Learning to innovate vs. innovative learning Teaching innovation vs. innovative teaching.

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Teaching in the Digital Age

Global Education Technology Forum

April 19- 21, 2012

Dr. Fida Atallah & Dr. Jase Mousa-Inatyfida.atallah@zu.ac.ae & jase.inaty@zu.ac.ae College of EducationZayed University

Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age: Current PerspectivesTeaching & Learning in the Digital Age

Think?Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeLearning to innovate vs. innovative learning

Teaching innovation vs. innovative teaching

Issues for ConsiderationFirst imagine that you have a child, grandchild, or nephew whom you love and care about deeply

What will the world be like twenty years or so from when your child has left school and is out in the world?

Smaller world, more connectedThe need for global cooperation on environmental challengesThe economic necessity to innovate to be globally competitive

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeWhat skills will your child need to be successful in this world you have imagined twenty years from now?

a. Learning & innovative skills Critical thinking & problem solving Communication & collaborationb. Digital literacy skills Information literacy Media literacy Information & communication technologies (ICT) literacyc. Career & life skills Flexibility & adaptability Leadership & responsibility Productivity & accountability Social & cross-cultural interaction

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeThe Knowledge & Skills RainbowTeaching & Learning in the Digital AgeTrilling, B. & Fadel, C. (2009). 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times. San Francisco, CA: Jossey BassOr http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=119%20

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeBefore Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeAfter

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeSometimes

Before & Now!Before Now Limited access to educationMore access to education Few theories & interpretations of the learning processSeveral theories & interpretations of the learning processTeacher centered strategies Learner centered strategiesClassroom based learning Blended learning & e-learningTraditional tasksAuthentic tasksTraditional assessmentsAlternative assessmentsContent areas based learningIntegrated curriculum based learningIndividual learningTeam /project based learningTeaching & Learning in the Digital AgeBefore Now Single or dual medium devicesMultimedia devicesFew technology devices and innovationsSeveral technology devices and innovationsPrint based resourcesDigital resourcesLittle access to technologies, including computer based Wider access to technologies, including computer basedLittle expertise in technologies, including computer basedMore expertise in technologies, including computer based Other . ?Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeTeaching & Learning in the Digital AgeNETS For Students NETS for Teachers NETS for Administrators NETS for Coaches NETS for Computer Science Teachers


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Technology in Higher EducationInformation Technology - ZU graduates will be able to use current information technology to enhance productivity and effectiveness.

Information Literacy - ZU graduates will be able to find, evaluate and use appropriate information from multiple sources to respond to a variety of needs.

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeTechnology in K-12 Curriculum (English Language)Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeThe Standards

Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

http://www.ncte.org/standards/ncte-iraThe National Council for Teachers of English

Technology in K-12 Curriculum (Social Sciences)Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeThe Science, Technology and Society Theme

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of relationships among science, technology, and society.

http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/strandsNational Curriculum Standards for Social Sciences

Technology in K-12 Curriculum(Science)Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeScience and Technology Content Standard

As used in the Standards, the central distinguishing characteristic between science and technology is a difference in goal: The goal of science is to understand the natural world, and the goal of technology is to make modifications in the world to meet human needs. Technology as design is included in the Standards as parallel to science as inquiry.

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=4962 National Science Education Standards

Technology in K-12 Curriculum(Mathematics)Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeThe Technology Principle

Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning.

http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=26809 National Council for Teachers of Mathematics


A Technology Integration ModelTeaching & Learning in the Digital AgeStudent Construction of Knowledgehttp://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17701367 Technology Integration StagesTeaching & Learning in the Digital Agehttp://professionalpractice.wikispaces.com/ACOT+Stageshttp://www.apple.com/nl/images/pdf/acotlibrary/rpt7.pdf Teachers Students Entry StageTeachers work on developing a basic level of technology knowledgeAdoption StageTeachers use new technologies to support traditional teaching and learning.Students learn about the technologies.Adaptation StageTeachers integrate new technologies into traditional classroom instruction.Students use productivity tools such as word-processing software, spreadsheets and graphic tools and are engaged in the processAppropriation StageTeachers plan for project based and interdisciplinary work where technology is used as appropriate.Students work cooperatively using several relevant technologies. Invention StageTeachers plan for activities that involve the discovery of new used for technology tools.Students work on exploring new technologies and using them for completing their projects. Issues for ConsiderationDigital Divide Copyright and PlagiarismPiracyPrivacy and ConfidentialitySecurity and Identity TheftHealth Risks Social IssuesOther ?

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Note regarding resourcesEvaluate prior to use considering the cultural context as well as the learner level and needs.

Website evaluation criteria:http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html http://www.lesley.edu/library/guides/research/evaluating_web.html http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10475 http://zu.libguides.com/content.php?pid=268323&sid=2218985 (Zayed University Library Website)

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeTechnologies for the 21st Century Website

Teaching & Learning in the Digital Agehttp://newtech.coe.uh.edu Some Web 2.0 ResourcesBlogger: www.blogger.com Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.Instant Poll: www.polleverywhere.com For instant polls and result displaysScreenr: www.screenr.com Web based screen recorder for sharing your screencasts around the web.Animoto: - www.animoto.com Turns photos and video clips into professional video slideshows. Aviary: www.aviary.com For quick and easy photo editing

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeWeb based integrated activities: The Webquest

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/about_webquests.htmlhttp://webquest.org/ http://questgarden.com/ http://bestwebquests.com/ http://www.zunal.com/ http://nmolp.iwm.org.uk/webquests/ http://www.schoolarabia.net/web_quests/main.htm (Arabic)

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeResource Educational Websites UNESCO Education:English website: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/ Arabic Website: http://www.unesco.org/new/ar/education/Worldwide Educational Services Middle East:http://www.wes.org/ewenr/researchMiddleEast.asp International Children Digital Library:http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Discovery Education: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/ School Arabia (in Arabic): http://www.schoolarabia.net/ BBC Learning: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/PBS Teachers: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/ Kathy Schrocks website:http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/?campaign=DE&CFID=507326&CFTOKEN=84235787

Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeLanguage & Social Studies ResourcesArabic Language: http://www.arabick12.org/materials/websites/teacher_sites.html http://www.dur.ac.uk/daniel.newman/elearn.html http://www.yooyaland.com/Systemmodules/Games/Default.aspx English Language: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/web2.htm http://www.starfall.com http://www.imaginelearning.com/ http://www.miscositas.com/webtools.html http://www.talkingfingers.com Social Studies:http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ http://www.history.com/ http://www.google.com/earth/index.html Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeScience & Mathematics ResourcesScience:http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/scientific_tools.htm http://free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=41 http://www.teachscienceandmath.com/2010/04/23/why-use-web-20-tools-when-teaching-science-or-math/ http://www.nsta.org/ http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.bigeyedowl.co.uk/science/water-activities.htm Mathematics:http://www.nctm.org & http://illuminations.nctm.org/ http://web20mathtools.wetpaint.com/ http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ http://www.istl.org/03-summer/internet.html http://guide2digitallearning.com/tools_technologies/web_2_0_tools_math_educators Teaching & Learning in the Digital AgeNow what?

Start your technology investigations and have fun exploring new tools share with your colleagues it is more fun to explore together!

Learn new innovations so you can teach innovatively !

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