The Rhoades School - Ansuya Bose, M.S. Ed.
1. “SAMR” in review video
2. Faculty Discussion of quotes from "Education Week Teacher" article
3. “Go Noodle” Brain Break - led by first grade team
4. Amy Masterson will present “Seesaw” app and “Puppet Edu” - How to Create Digital Portfolios
5. Faculty will break into groups to create a 1-2 minute
6. Faculty will share their "How to..." videos in a digital portfolio of the videos on Puppet Edu
What is the SAMR Model?
Start With 'Learning Goals' Before Thinking About Tech
What comes first: the curriculum or the technology? During lesson development, should we consider the curriculum and determine the best way to force fit technology integration? Or, is it more important to choose a technology tool that is engaging and user-friendly for students and then force fit the curriculum? I know what I believe and what I feel the solution to be, however, this 'force fitting' practice seems to be happening in many classrooms.
By Larry Ferlazzo on November 14, 2015 2:30 PM
Curriculum and technology are both tools of learning, and only two of many tools. To be truly useful to our students and to us they must work together. We need to identify what we want our students to learn or to explore or to be able to do and then determine what tools are best for that purpose.
These teachers have it backward. Instead, they should determine what is to be taught and learned before they decide what technology to use. The goal of the task at hand should influence the choice of technology and not vice-versa.
Don't misunderstand. I am in no way anti-technology. What I am is anti-bad pedagogy. One may be able to get away with outdated teaching practices using a tech-free lesson, but any flaws or faulty methodology become enhanced when technology enters the picture.
It's the age-old question: which comes first: the curriculum, or the technology?
Some proponents call for curriculum to come first to ensure that teachers are following a consistent program across grade levels or within departments. They tend to believe that just throwing technology at a problem won't solve it. Others believe that forcing technology to adhere to canned programs that allow for very little teacher freedom will stifle creativity and will harm student growth. Both of these scenarios are stark and daunting.
In the end however, both sides are seeking a silver bullet. Some are looking for that "magic program" that will completely address a school's needs, while others believe that once devices are put in the hands of students, creativity and innovation will ensue, and student motivation will flourish.
In the end, however, there are no silver bullets. The one reliable factor on which we should depend is effective pedagogy. No curriculum should limit a teacher's ability, and technology without an effective teacher will not lead to greater student success.
First Grade - Brain Break
Utilizing Shadow Puppet Edu and Seesaw to Create Digital Portfolios
Amy Masterson - First Grade Teacher
Alison Palmer - Group Task
Prepare a "How to..." in teams.
Upload to Seesaw and we will share our projects.
Groups for Creating a "How to..." Video
Facilitator: Ansuya Bose
Floaters: Amy Masterson & Alison Palmer
How to Make a Sophisticated Cup of Coffee –
How to Execute the Most Complicated Copying Job You Can Imagine
Don't Alarm Yourself –
How to Make Sure Ranch Santa Fe Security Will Not Arrive on Campus
How to Make Friends with the Laminator –
Up and Away in the Elevator –
Dealing with Kids in Casts