21st Century Learning in the Low-Tech Classroom


Few computers or no computers in the classroom? No access to mobile devices? How do we create 21st-Century Learning Environments and Learning Experiences in classrooms or schools that are low- or no-tech? Explore ways to innovate and increase the use of 21st-Century Learning in the classroom when access to technology is limited and budgets are tight. A variety of strategies for deeper, more student-centered approaches to learning will be shared for multiple technology access scenarios.


rough ideas...

21st Century Learning not just about tech
Twitter-ish vocab assessment
Cellular plan math activity
skills can still be practiced without tech -- tech provides the connectivity
ipad as document camera -- but does more than doc camera
flipped classroom concept -- not just about flipping, about transforming learning experiences and classroom can still be very low-tech
-- use Tim's post about learning spaces (based on Apple store design) to address problems associated with outside-of-class access to tech -- in other words: solution is not just "flipped" by itself but "flipped" combined with new classroom layout design -- similar to Montessori as well
create tech "catalogs" of what is available on cmpus
leverage existing resources -- library labs, etc.
What can be done at various levels -- classroom (environment, spaces, activities), school leadership (modeling, advocating, culture development), district level (leadership, modeling, access, policy changes)
Michael Fullan - 7 skills

Don't forget to include:

Bloom's
H.O.T.S.


Agenda -- 90 minutes

Meetingwords.com page for Twitter activity: http://meetingwords.com/iKNMvrXetj

Time
Topic Activity
Survival Skill
5
Introduction
...
10
Twitter Activity - define 21st Century Learning
  • Collaboration Across networks and Leading by Influence
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Curiosity and Imagination
5
Sort "tweets" into tech vs. nontech
  • Collaboration Across networks and Leading by Influence
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Curiosity and Imagination
10
Overview of 21st Century Learning & Survival Skills for work
...
30
Group activity -- no computers, 1 to 5 computers, access to mobile cart or BYOD possibilities,

Divide into groups, each group explores options and possibilities from provided resources (create separate wiki pages for each) and may also search online for more, each group selects 3 to 5 best ideas that would be workable in their personal situations and then add to a section on their wiki page, each group then shares out to the whole group.
  • Collaboration Across networks and Leading by Influence
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity and Imagination
10
Review shared ideas and present a few more examples from my experience
Be sure to touch on:
-- flipped classroom
-- use of space and space as a means for redesigned instruction (Apple Store concept)
  • Collaboration Across networks and Leading by Influence
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity and Imagination
5
Push-back -- Yeah, but... why won't this work?

Think-pair-share with neighbor(s) -- share on wallwisher or collaborative writing tool?
  • Critical Thinking and Problem solving
  • Collaboration Across networks and Leading by Influence
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Curiosity and Imagination
5
School Level issues -- some ideas around what can be done at the campus level to encourage or foster this in most or all classrooms

Give a guiding question for this part...
  • Critical Thinking and Problem solving
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Curiosity and Imagination
5
Personal reflection time --
What does this mean for my classroom & my school?
What changes can I make tomorrow or what new strategies can I try next week in my classroom? In my school?
What could my school do to increase 21st Century Learning in the classroom in spite of low access to technology?
  • Critical Thinking and Problem solving
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity and Imagination
5
Conclusion & Takeaways (use post-it notes and wallwisher)
Be sure to point out that agenda was designed to support the practice of some of the 7 survival skills
  • Collaboration Across networks and Leading by Influence
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication


Potential Learning Activities --
-- twitter message (50 words or less)
-- Groups - classroom level, school admin level, district level - post brainstormed solutions to the problem on a wiki page (each group has one wiki page) - other groups have time to read and comment on discussion tab
-- classroom layout redesign activity? What's the tech used? How?
-- wallwisher for takeaways -- combined with use of real post-it notes for writing and sharing takeaways

Materials needed:

extra laptops (Powerbook and Asus)
Large post-it pads??
Small post-it notes
easels for post-it pads

Components of 21st-Century Learning


  • 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

Spaces & Habitats for Learning


Starbucks, Apple Store, etc.

I.D.E.A.

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DoDEA Project

Rethinking School Design -- http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/4723

21st-Century Habits for Learning & Working


Facilitating the development of...

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


Transforming Practice


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LOTI



http://loticonnection.com/

"Leveling Up" on LOTI


http://loticonnection.com/index.php/resources/publications/20-loti-framework

HEAT Framework --
http://loticonnection.com/index.php/resources/publications/42-heat-framework

Outside-of-the-Box in Traditional Spaces


I'm stuck in an old school -- HELP!

Use of Personal Devices
No BYOD policy -- but check on district's policy... does it say "absolutely not" or does it say "for instructional use only"?


Disrupting the traditional learning environment
http://benpaddlejones.edublogs.org/2011/07/27/is-it-time-to-stop-tying-messages-of-the-21st-century-to-carrier-pigeon%E2%80%99s-legs/

Examples


Include links to descriptive examples and/or videos to provide visual examples

Additional Resources & Information



Articles:
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/08/10/barnett_hightechteaching.html?r=1551019089
Idea for using Voicethread:
http://www.teachingvillage.org/2010/05/23/high-tech-ideas-for-low-tech-classrooms-voicethread/
http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/09/five-ways-to-bring-high-tech-ideas-into-low-tech-classrooms/

One-computer classroom
http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic84.htm
http://www.lburkhart.com/elem/strat.htm
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech092.shtml

two-computer classroom
http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=3572





Scenarios



No computers or devices in room for student use

Activities that build on 21st Century Survival Skills and may or may not mimic technology practices
- Twitter on post-it notes (25 or 50 words or less, etc.)
- Hand-drawn Facebook profiles to do the historical or fictional characters profiles activity
-


1 to 5 student workstations or devices in room & accessible to students
- Set-up stations (similar to primary classrooms or Montessori)
- Small groups with each group assigned to a computer (allows for at least group work around use of wiki, blog, other online tools, research, etc.


Access to shared mobile carts or labs (to check-out or reserve time)
- requires greater planning and tech must be checked-out from central location or reserved for use at specific date/time
- allows for one-to-one access for variety of purposes


BYOD policy allows students to bring own devices
- devices may vary - instructional strategies will need to be designed with flexibility (not everyone will have same level of access)
- greater possibility for one-to-one types of activities or small groups sharing devices



Idea/Solution
No Computers
1 to 5
Mobile Cart
B.Y.O.D.
Lab Access
More than 5
Info?
Stations or Centers
x
x
x
x
x
x

Centers in "tubs"
x
x
x
x
x
x
http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=3572
Voicethread

x
x
x
x
x
http://www.teachingvillage.org/2010/05/23/high-tech-ideas-for-low-tech-classrooms-voicethread/
Tech on paper
x
x


x

http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/09/five-ways-to-bring-high-tech-ideas-into-low-tech-classrooms/
"Buddy" Time

x
x

x

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/08/10/barnett_hightechteaching.html?r=227823733
Group Consensus






see above
Rotating Scribe






see above
Classroom as an Apple Store

x
x
x


http://web.me.com/timholt/Intended_Consequences_v._2.0/Intended_Consequences/Entries/2011/2/17_Your_Classroom_as_an_Apple_Store.html
Flipped Classroom
Reverse Instruction
Vodcasting
x
x
x
x
x
x
http://chemicalsams.blogspot.com/2011/10/there-is-no-such-thing-as-flipped-class.html
Re-imagine use of space
x
x
x
x
x
x
http://benpaddlejones.edublogs.org/2011/07/27/is-it-time-to-stop-tying-messages-of-the-21st-century-to-carrier-pigeon%E2%80%99s-legs/
I.D.E.A & IdeaPaint
x
x
x
x
x
x
http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2633











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/

HOTS

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/




What is 21st Century Learning?

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Partnership for 21st Century Skills image

http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/20th_vs_21st_Century_Classroom.htm

Wagner's 7 Survival Skills list