Trends In Educational Technology (2014)

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Trends in Educational Technology

A headful of fears has no space for dreams.Trends in Educational Technology

21st Century Skills and digital natives

Forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and micro-blogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content (as videos)Merriam-Webster

Significantly changed the way people, organizations, and communities communicate.

Internet forumsMagazinesWeblogsSocial blogsMicro bloggingWikisPodcastsPhotos/VideosRatingSocial Book MakingWhat is social media?

Use of internet and social media as collaborative tools.Professional DevelopmentDigital LiteracyiSafeComprehensive Effective Use PoliciesAcceptable Use PolicyCanton Public Schools AUPRevised July 2011BYODBring your own deviceCurrently being explored in Granby, Southington Public School SystemsAlready exists in New Caanan, Watertown, CantonWhat is happening around the world?

Communication FormFunctions EnabledE-mailWrite, store, send and receive asynchronous messages electronically; can include attachments of word documents, pictures, audio and other multimedia filesInstant messagingAllows the synchronous exchange of private messages with another user; messages primarily are in text but can include attachments of word documents, pictures, audio, and other multimedia filesText MessagingShort text messages sent using cell phones and wireless hand-held devices such as Blackberrys, iPhones, etc.Chat roomsSynchronous conversations with more than one user that primarily involve text; can be either public or privateBulletin boardsOnline public spaces, typically centered on a topic such as heal, illness, religion), where people can post and read messages; many require registration, but only screen names are visible (such as where entries are typically displayed in reverse chronological order; entries can be either public or private only for users authorized by the blog owner/ authorSocial networkingOnline utilities that allow users to create profiles (public or private) and form a network of friends; allow users to interact with their friends via public an private means (such as messages, instant messaging); also allow the posting of user-generated content such as photos and videos ( and photo sharingAllows users to upload, view, and share video clips (such as or photos ( Massively multiplayer online computer games (MMOG)Online games that can be played by large numbers of players simultaneously; the most popular type are the massively multiplayer role playing games (MMORPG) such as World of WarcraftVirtual worldsOnline simulated 3-D environments inhabited by players who interact with each other via avatars (such as Teen Second Life)




Common Core State StandardsUsing Multimedia and Technology Skillfully:.... Materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards therefore should use multimedia and technology in a way that engages students in absorbing or expressing details of the text rather than becoming a distraction or replacement for engaging with the text.An important part of building knowledge in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects is integrating information drawn from different formats and media materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards might require students to compare their own experimental results to results about which they have read and integrate information from video or other media with what they learn from text.Courtesy of www.sde.ct.govHow can we use social media in our classrooms?

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and servicesAnalyze advantages and disadvantages of widespread use and reliance on technology in the workplace and in society as a wholeDemonstrate and advocate for legal and ethical behaviors among peers, family, and community regarding the use of technology and informationRoutinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivitySelect and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learningCollaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models and other creative works.

International society for technology in education

Student-generated q & a

What can I do today?TwitterSet up a personal and/or professional accountUsername is public. Keep it professionalStart following other Twitter usersMedia outletsFriendsOther teaching professionalsStart Tweeting! Remember, you only have 140 characters.BloggingSet up a blog for one or all of your classes.Work with Microsoft Office to generate a web-based learning activityWordPowerPointComment toolButtons and hyper links Web QuestsPREZILets get Started!

Greenfield, Patricia and Kaveri Subrahmanyam. Online Communication and Adolescent Relationships. Future of 18.1. Spring 2008. Web. 13 March 2012.Senofonte, Jennifer. Discussion on Replacing Textbooks with Wireless Devices Evolving in Local Districts. The Valley Press. 15 March 2012. Print."Social Networking Web Sites." Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 15 Mar. 2010. Web. 5 Apr. 2012. Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom. Teaching Today. October 2006. Web. 5 April 2012. www.sde.ct.govMichelle Luhtala: Media/Library Dept. Chair at New Canaan HS; Kelly Loveday

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