Participatory Learning Systems that Promote a Culture of Sustained Learning MAHETC 2007 - Todd A. Fishburn www.seaford.k12.de.us/it|http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology does not necessarily improve education. Take a simple innovation like the pencil: One can use it to write a superlative essay, to drum away the time, or to poke out someone’s eye. Shirley Veenema & Howard Garner
Did You Know….. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
Research • Technology can enhance both what and how children learn when used in conjunction with: (1) active engagement, (2) participation in groups, (3) frequent interaction and feedback, and (4) connections to real-world contexts. • Roschelle, J.M., Pea, R.D., Hoadley, C.M., Gordin, D.N., and Means, B.M. (2000). Changing how and what children learn in school with computer-based technologies. The Future of Children, 10:2, 76-101.
What is a Participative Learning System? • An environment where the learner has: • Choice and say • The ability to actively add input/information to the activity (the learner adds value) • Ownership in the learning activities • The ability to show that they know the material in diverse ways • The ability to provide feedback to the teacher, others, and themselves
Web-based Tools Wikis Blogs RSS Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Choice Surveys Feedback to the teacher Questioning strategies Multimedia Tools Photos Videos People Tools Surveys Questioning strategies Listening Documenting Future Tools Twitter ????? What is a Participative Learning System?
Who’s a learner? • We all are! • By modeling our own learning endeavors and sharing these endeavors with others, we are thus creating a culture where learning is valued, and supported by participation • “Work shifts from producing results, to encouraging the growth of people who produce results,” Peter Senge, co-author of Presence
Web 2.0 – Participation! • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE - web 2.0
Why is this important? • Technology + Culture = Change • The Future of Information • http://epic.makingithappen.co.uk/
The Repurposing of Technology… • Chris Dede – Harvard University • 40 years ago – the motor • 2010 – the micro processor • Handhelds • The web • Software
7 Things You Should Know About….. • What is it? • Who’s doing it? • How does it work? • Why is it significant? • What are the downsides? • Where is it going? • What are the implications for teaching and learning? Educause Learning Initiative
“Turn work into works…” – J. Bruner “Education is an active process….if school matters interest the learner, he will actively participate in them…” – Ralph Tyler The Culture of Education
Menu Planner For: _____________ Due: __________ All items in the main course and specified # of side dishes must be completed by the due date. You may select among the side dishes and you may decide to do some of the desserts as well. Main Course (complete all) 1 2 Side dishes (select ____) 3 1 2 Desserts (optional) 3 1 Choice 2 How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, Carol Ann Tomlinson, 2001 3
3-2-1 Card Name: _______________________ Date: ______________ 3 things I learned from the friction lab…. 2 questions I still have…. 1 way I see friction working in the world around me….. Tomlinson, Carol Ann. "A Look at Differentiation at the Middle and High School Levels." Seaford School District. , Seaford. April 2005.
“Way Out” Cards • Cable – “I got it and my connection is blazing!” • DSL – “I get it for the most part, but I still havequestions (some downloads are slow).” • Dial-up – “I still don’t get it (I can’t connect)!” Or….”Dip Stick” Check – full, half full, need oilOr….”Beaker Check” – full, half full, emptyOr….create your own specific to your content area
Student Readiness Knowledge Rating • Never heard of before • Heard of this, but unsure • Know about this and how to use it _____ Direct Noun _____ Direct object pronoun _____ Indirect object _____ Indirect object pronoun _____ Adjective _____ Add your’s here: __________________________________
Directions: Complete the chart to show what you know about Jazz. Write as much as you can. Jazz Music
What is it not like? What is it like? word What is it like? What are some examples? Illustration? What are some examples?
Choice See the link on the wiki for more!
National Library of Virtual Math Manipulatives http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
Cool Google Tip! • www.google.com • Advanced search • Enter search term (s) • Choose file format - PowerPoint
E-Learning for Kids www.e-learningforkids.org
Wiki Matrix www.wikimatrix.org/
Jeopardy Games www.hardin.k12.ky.us/res_techn/countyjeopardygames.htm
Surveys • Survey Monkey
Principles of Good Instruction • Well managed learning environment • Clear expectations • Rich well-organized physical setting for accessibility • Prior knowledge and motivation • Appropriate learning and assessment strategies • Provide for opportunities for diverse talents and ways of learning