digital learning futures: a speculation: trends with existing technologies
kids are not impressed by technology - they're impressed by relationship we share
mobile phones are a game-changer
Internet access is a human right?
our thinking must keep pace with technology: the future is smart mobile: why are we banning phones in the classroom?
digital native thinking is erroneous: i'm a digital resident
the future of publishing video
mooc: massive open online courses
teaching/learning is not about knowledge, it's about knowing who to connect with to access knowledge
the power of twitter
we learn by teaching: students creating content eg create a new Wikipedia page + leave it there for a year
paragogy: what we teach and learn from each other
education 2.0 = connection, context, complexity, connotation
skills, competencies, literacies, mastery
leadership, technology + transformation: key elements for lasting change
stephen lethbridge principal taupaki skool: personal www @stephen_tpk
teachers write collaborative vision, principal supports
focus on ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING processes: focus on what we want to CREATE: paper portfolios/conferences to eportfolio and collaboration throughout the year, not just twice a year... whole family involved in student's learning journey! feedback + feedforward
slow is better. take time to set up well. travel together.
infrastructure, student-driven use of byob (browser) kids can choose what to bring + can "live" (upload/connect/collaborate) anywhere in the cloud.. we don't teach kids how to connect, we teach how to learn.
future: using code etc to make digital "real"
where to from here?
talk to TTS - they see loads of skools, they can connect us to people + ideas
martin hughes Telco Technology Services (TTS)
making professional learning meaningful, memorable + motivating
teaching before technology
needs before devices
nudging instead of forcing
personalised instead of one size fits all
reality instead of delusion
opportunities instead of limitations: teachable moments
PL instead of PD
teachers: finding time to plan, collaborate + co-construct
teachers' ICT challenges: baffled + overwhelmed
BYOD bring your own distraction: we need to heighten our expectations
kevin honeycutt: use technology to afford accessibility for all (ipad guitar, speech-to-text)
simon sinek ted talk here
innovators, early adaptors, late adaptors
teachers also need to be confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners
tame the technology: personalised devices, maximum of 3 mouse-clicks, make accessibility easier