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21st-Century Learning in a Low-Tech Classroom
Stephanie Sandifer
Online Educator and Technology Coach

Audio Recording of this session from SXSWedu 2012:http://audio.sxsw.com/2012/podcasts/edu/08_21st_Century_Learning_in_the_Low_Tech_Classroom.mp3



Let's discuss!
Compare and contrast your learning experiences here over the past few days with the learning environments you are returning to after today.


What is 21st Century Learning?


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From Tony Wagner's Global Achievement Gap:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem solving
  • Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity and Imagination


From DoDEA 21st Century Schools Project:

  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Multiple Modalities
  • Problem-Based / Inquiry-Based
  • Differentiated/multi-disciplinary learning environments
  • Teaming & Collaboration for planning, teaching, assessing and evaluation (PLCs, CFGs, Coaching Models)
  • Blended Learning
  • Community-Based Learning
  • Authentic Formative (and real-time) Assessment (including Learning Analytics)
  • Textbooks vs. Online Resources (Open Content, etextbooks, etc.)
  • Teacher as coach vs. lecturer
  • Differentiated Staffing
  • Differentiated & Distributed Professional Learning
  • Parent Involvement
  • Green Building -- for environmental as well as educational value
  • FF&E


It's about PEDAGOGY -- not about TOOLS!

Ideas & Solutions


Idea/Solution
Info?
Stations or Centers

Centers in "tubs"
http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=3572
Voicethread
http://bit.ly/cUfdPe
Tech on paper
http://bit.ly/reczaS
"Buddy" Time
http://bit.ly/ssuVt3
Group Consensus
see above
Rotating Scribe
see above
Classroom as an Apple Store
(Introduction of topic (product), traditional learning (training), and exploration (in depth learning))
http://bit.ly/ey4ant
Flipped Classroom
Reverse Instruction
Vodcasting
http://bit.ly/nEpHeA
http://www.slideshare.net/jgerst1111/a-model-for-the-flipped-classroom

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IOI5-tXZvOEVCFhoN5hlsccnRa-8_77nx3GDdB6C-tE/edit
Re-imagine use of space
http://bit.ly/v9kB6g
I.D.E.A & IdeaPaint
http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2633
CFG Protocols
http://www.nsrfharmony.org/protocol/a_z.html
Historical Facebook Lesson
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1-nCxDCLcEAuge4wac5I5F_83GH9QNZpXpKCGMRl2utk/edit

or

MyFakeWall.com (seems to no longer be working -- same thing can easily be done just on notebook paper...)
Grouping Template
Download file


Related Resources


Articles:

One-computer classroom

Two-computer classroom

Other Resources


Bloom's Taxonomy -- http://www.techlearning.com/article/Blooms-Taxonomy-Blooms-Digitally/44988
How Technology Fuels Learning -- http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/09/how-technology-fuels-learning/
H.O.T.S.
LoTi
Technology in Education - Why? -- http://www.the21stcenturyteacher.com/
7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools -- http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/07/the-seven-golden-rules-of-using-technology-in-schools/
IWB as Laserdisk -- http://tweenteacher.com/2011/10/23/how-the-interactive-whiteboard-is-really-ed-techs-laserdisk/
Apple iPad will not save your school -- http://www.technologywithintention.com/2011/10/the-apple-ipad-will-not-save-your-school/

About Your Presenter


Stephanie Sandifer is an educator, technology coach, and author with over 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She currently teaches online courses in general pre-service teacher education, art history, and humanities at the college level, and serves as a K-12 Technology Coach.

As a teacher, she has taught in traditional brick-and-mortar schools at the K-12 and college levels, in a blended learning environment at the high school level, and in 100% online environments at the college level. Her work in the classroom has always included the use of emerging technologies with a focus on student-centered learning. She has also served in a variety of leadership roles as a Literacy Coach, School Improvement Facilitator, Dean of Instruction, and Curriculum Specialist. As a School Improvement Facilitator and Dean of Instruction she was directly involved in leading comprehensive school reform initiatives at two inner-city high schools in the Houston Independent School District.

As an educator who enjoys sharing and learning with colleagues, Stephanie began exploring the use of blogging as a tool for connecting, collaborating, and communicating with others in March of 2006 when she launched the Change Agency blog. From there she has explored the use of wikis, social networking, and other Web 2.0 tools to develop a Personal Learning Network of hundreds of other educators who share her curiosity and passion for learning.

She presents sessions and workshops on a variety of educational technology integration topics at the local, state, and national levels, and is the author of the booksWikis for School Leaders (Eye on Education, 2011) and Wikified Schools (Wakefield Publishing, 2009.) She also co-authored a chapter on Wikis with Vicki Davis inWhat school administrators need to know about digital technologies and social media (Eds. McLeod, S., & Lehmann, C. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass Wiley), and is a contributing author to the Education Week blog LeaderTalk.

Her academic background includes a Master's in Education Leadership (Administration & Supervision) and post-baccalaureate coursework in K-12 Art Education from the University of Houston, a Master's in Studio Art from Purdue University, and a Bachelor's in Art & Design from McNeese State University. She is certified as a Classroom Teacher (All-Level Art and Technology Applications) and Principal (Grades EC-12) in the State of Texas.