Technology Learning Passport for School District 60
(Inspired by http://educationalparadigms.blogspot.com/2010/06/10-things-all-teachers-should-know-how.html)
Zig Ziglar: ‘You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great’
Which of the following can you confidently do? Which of the following would you like to learn in the upcoming year? What would you add to the list? The following three levels and their skills can be used for a quick self assessment about your technology skills. The list adapted into a rubric form may also be used to help guide future technology teachers/staff hiring in SD60 schools.
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- Learn basic physical computer troubleshooting
- Be able to log in to a Windows or Mac computer
- Use BCESIS for attendance and report cards
- Use email, calendar and documents for communication
- Effectively manage files and folder on computer and network
- Discover menus and tools of programs
- Back up work (not personal media) to network
- Connect to a projector, Smartboard, document camera, AppleTV
- Access content on a district Moodle site
- Setup/connect to a new printer
- Create, manage, update and reset your passwords (toolbox.prn.bc.ca)
- Ability to contact the helpdesk for support at 250-263-6442 or create a work order at helpdesk.prn.bc.ca
- Download pictures from a device to a computer
- Attend a webcast via Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate (or other web meeting software) for content specific educational presentation (e.g. http://ceet.ca/events.html)
- Be Web Literate (Alan November Web Literacy for Educators)
- Knowing what a strong password is comprised of
- Effectively manage passwords for various tools (different passwords for different websites)
- Be aware of the dangers of the use of unencrypted networks and tools
- Be aware of your own digital footprint/tattoo and carefully consider how you respond on social media. (District guidance document on Social Media use for staff to come)
- Subscribe to an RSS Feed using a browser or a reader (try starting with www.leadership.prn.bc.ca)
- Bookmark, tag and annotate websites in the Cloud (diigo, delicious)
- Create and use a Blog (edublogs.org, wordpress.com, kidblog.org)
- Create and use a Wiki site, or a Moodle Course (wikispaces, pbworks, District Moodles)
- Create hyperlinks (in e-mail, at blogs, websites and wikis)
- Create a PDF file for Free
- Capture, Remix and upload Photos (free of copyright restrictions, flickr, picasa)
- Capture, Remix and upload Audio/Video (soundcloud, Youtube)
- Use a collaborative file sharing system with colleagues or students (Google Docs, http://primarypad.com/)
- Personal Learning Network: Locate and Participate in Social Networks on Education, Useful Tech Tools for Learning, 21st Century Learning and content-specific Education Sites (twitter, CEET Ning, participate in #edchat on twitter etc).
- Participate in a scholarly discussion via Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate (or other web meeting software) for content specific educational presentation
- Communicate appropriately with parents and students via email
- Set up your own Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate Classroom via Learnnowbc.ca – free for BC educators (http://www.learnnowbc.ca/lnbcresources/elluminate/default.aspx)
- Teach others about their Digital Footprints / Tattoos online
- Comfortable with using multiple devices and operating systems
- Creating own lesson materials in Smart Notebook or other software
- Utilize Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy when creating lessons (Andrew Churches), and Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model (video of Ruben Puentedura explaining SAMR)
- Design of Lessons including Technology (UDL, Pedagogy, start with Why)
- Build and maintain a dynamic Moodle Course with Forums, Assignments, Quizzes etc.
- Embed Content (Youtube, Slideshare, Scribd etc) into blog, moodle, wiki
- Project based learning with technology (authentic tasks, webquests, etc)
- Action Research projects about or using technology
- Teach in a hybrid classroom via Elluminate with students in your room as well as students at a distance
- Use a Blended Classroom model with content f2f and online (flipped classroom model, or website with course materials available)
- Facilitate or Present on a content specific educational topic via Elluminate (CEET)
- Use feedback tools in and out of class such as wallwisher.com, SMS/web polling www.polleverywhere.com/, Twitter backchannel #mrbellsclass, Google Forms for surveys
- Using a variety of devices in your classroom including personal devices that students have brought in.
- Teach and share freely with other learning community members in formal and informal settings on all the above!
Want some help? Give Jarrod Bell or Toni Thompson a call at 250-262-6000 or send them an email if you are okay with Basic#4!
The original of the above is available as an Inspiration File as well. Additions over time have not been included.
Pedagogy Framework Matrices
Puentedura’s – SAMR Framework – Are you working towards redefinition?
Moving tasks to the redefinition stage result in a larger effect on learning
Koheler and Mishra’s - Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge TPACK Framework
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge. The TPACK framework extends Shulman’s idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge.
Level of Technology Integration Matrix
What’s the level of technology integration in your classroom and lessons? Is it purposeful with real world applications? Is it student centred? Have a look at the matrix below from http://loticonnection.com/ (if you can find the original source please email it to email@example.com so it can be properly referenced/linked)