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TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

HOT TOPIC JUNE 2010



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21
st
century skills: learning for life in our
times / Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel.
Jossey-Bass, 2009

21st Century content
includes the basic core subjects of reading,
writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes
global awareness, financial/economic
literacy, and health issues. The skills fall
into three categories: learning and
innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and
life and career skills (Publisher)


Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other powerful
web tools for classrooms /
RICHARDSON, Will. -- 2nd. -- UK: Corwin
Press, 2008.

For educators of all disciplines,
this third edition of a bestseller provides K
12 examples of how Web tools such as
blogs, wikis, Facebook, and Twitter allow
students to learn more, create more, and
communicate better. (Publisher)


Create your own blog / Trish Hussey.
Pearson Education, 2010
Easy to use, this guide
walks you through every step in setting up
a blog, from getting started to building your
audience.





The interactive whiteboard revolution :
teaching with IWBs / Betcher, Chris; Lee,
Mal. -- Melbourne: ACER, 2009.
Provides a wealth of
information on: getting your school started
with IWBs; selecting the right IWB
technology; principles and strategies for
effective IWB teaching; lesson design and
software tools; professional development,
training and support. The book contains
eight case studies of leading educators
talking about how they use IWBs.
(Publisher)


ARTICLES

For openers how technology is changing
school by Curtis J. Bonk. Educational
Leadership, Vol.67, No. 7, 2010 pp60-65.
The ten openers are ten opportunities
that have the potential to transform
education, such as blended learning,
availability of open-source and free
software, and electronic collaboration.

Free Tech for Teachers / NEAToday, Vol.
28, No. 1, August/September 2009 pp44-
45
This article also introduces school-friendly
web tools, such as SchoolTube, which is an
educator-moderated video sharing site,
hosting about 35,000 videos on topics from
arts to weather, organised into more than
100 categories. It offers safe content and
free access. It also introduces Google Apps
Educator Edition and Wikipedia for Schools.

Lead the Revolution by Chris Waterman,
Teacher The National Education Magazine,
No. 203, August 2009 pp6-10.
The article discusses how the only way in
which digital evolution can be brought
about in education is by enlisting the help
of students. One of the tenets of digital
education is collaboration, which needs to
be encouraged. (Informit)

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
HOT TOPIC JUNE 2010

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Networking : Educators build community
and collaboration online / NEAToday, Vol.
27, No. 4, January/February 2009 pp.36-37
What I like about social networking is that I
can stay in touch with other teaching
professionals to share materials, ideas,
teaching stories, and sometimes even my
gripe of the day, says a Minnesota teacher.
Web tools like Classroom 2.0 and Ning help
teachers get great ideas from people they
might never otherwise meet.


Ping: The Web 2.0 Future of Education?
By Ralph Saubern / Teacher The National
Education Magazine, No. 209, March 2010
pp10-15.

Ping is a music education project that
combines social media, blogging and
creative musical activities to engage
students. One of the great bonuses of Ping
is that all the software used is either free or
already purchased by the DEECD for the
use of schools.

Professional Learning 2.0 by Catherine
Huber. Educational Leadership, Vol.67, No.
8, May 2010 pp 41-46.
Web 2.0 technologies can boost
professional learning. Youll read examples
of how teachers can use Twitter to follow
particular education thinkers and Ning as an
online platform to chat on a discussion topic
with like-minded teachers. Contains a
helpful glossary of eight Web 2.0
technologies including some lesser known
ones like Moodle and Jing.








Sports and technology: its not just
cricket by Daniel James, Teacher The
National Education Magazine, No. 201, May
2009 pp6-10.
The ever-decreasing margin between
winning and losing in professional sport
means that technology that assists elite
athletes today could appear on the school
sports oval in the not so distant future. You
can whats happening in the fields of
rowing, swimming, snowboarding and
cricket.

This Changing World: technology,
teaching and learning by Greg Black,
Teacher The National Education Magazine,
No. 203, August 2009 pp16-19.

Teachers face barriers to using information
and communications technology (ICT) in
their teaching, such as poor infrastructure,
content blocking, and a lack of time to learn
what they are supposed to be teaching.
Greg Black says We need to ensure that
our technical and services architectures
ensure reliable, fast and ubiquitous access
throughout Australia; that there are
professional learning opportunities for in-
service teachers and ICT training for
teacher educators and pre-service teachers;
and that we have strong interjurisdictional
interaction and cooperation to ensure the
maximum benefit from investments in ICT.

Netbooks, networks and internet
safety: are you ready for the digital
education revolution? by Brett
Houghton.
Teacher The National Education Magazine,
No. 207 December 2009 pp40-42.
An IT manager at a Sydney independent
school explains how the school has solved
many of its access control and network
enforcement problems using a purchased
software product. The school provides
students with dynamic access according to
factors such as age, year level, role, the
lesson and the time of day.

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
HOT TOPIC JUNE 2010

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Surviving Web 2.0 by Chris Smith,
Professional Educator, Vol. 9, No. 1, March
2010 pp38-41.
Survival strategies for teachers:
finding online support groups for curriculum
subject areas and locating like-minded
teachers on Twitter.

How flat is your Classroom? By
William M. Ferriter, Educational
Leadership, April 2010, pp86-87.
You can use technology to build
relationships around the world. Websites
like www.epals.com allow teachers and
students to collaborate with international
peers.

WEBSITES

Cambourne, K 2010, Technology in the
classroom, Sydney Morning Herald 19
January.
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/back-to-
school/technology-in-the-classroom-
20100119-mhn3.html
Discusses the latest in technology being
used in Australian public schools:
interactive whiteboards, iTunes U and video
conferencing.

The Digital Classroom 2010, podcast
radio program, ABC Radio National, 13 May
2010.
What impact is digital interactive
technology having on education? And what
will the classroom of the future look like?
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/stori
es/2010/2885066.htm

Draper, P. Music, technology and
Classroom 2.0, Griffith University
http://www29.griffith.edu.au/imersd/draper
/publications/research/draper_edtechsolutio
ns.pdf
In this new educational landscape there is
a shift in teaching from sage on the stage
and beyond guide on the side to what
leading educational researcher Erica
McWilliam2 terms meddler in the middle.
Klopfer, E 2009, Using the technology of
today, in the classroom today: the
instructional power of digital games,
social networking, simulations, and
how teachers can leverage them,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
http://education.mit.edu/papers/GamesSim
sSocNets_EdArcade.pdf
Here youll find more examples of teachers
using technology in a productive way in the
classroom. An example is Think.com, a
free, safe, password protected webspace,
filled with project ideas, where teacher and
students can collaborate together.

McGeady, K 2010, Integrating
technology into the primary classroom:
sharing resources and practical ideas,
Victoria.
http://primarytech.globalteacher.org.au/
This blog created by a Victorian primary
teacher is packed with fantastic ideas for
classroom. This teachers favourite
technologies to use with her primary
students are Promethean IWB, iPod Touch,
blogs, global collaborative projects, Flip
Video Cameras, and podcasting.

PrimarySchool.com.au
http://www.primaryschool.com.au/learningt
ech.php
Hundreds of tips for using everything from
cameras and whiteboards, podcasts,
reference sites, and online educational
games. Even has a link to resources to
help combat cyberbullying.

Teaching Resources Interactive
Whiteboards
http://sydney.edu.au/science/uniserve_scie
nce/school/addres/smartboards.html#repor
t
Many links including So you've got an
Interactive whiteboard! Now what? to help
you get the most out of the interactive
whiteboard in your classroom.