21st Century Teaching and Learning

Integrating Instructional Technology Effectively

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

What are the instructional frameworks that we can use to help us integrate technology effectively?

We need technologies that allow teachers to implement/enhance the 6 Cs: Character Education, Citizenship, Communication, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Collaboration, and Creativity and Imagination. Teachers also need to implement Instructional Frameworks that blend Technology, Pedagogy, and Curriculum. The frameworks utilized in PDSB are the SAMR, TPACK, and Problem-Based Learning (Go to Peel21st Chiclet, see http://intranet.peelschools.org/21stcentury/Teaching/DigitalClassroom/Pages/Instructional%20Frameworks.aspx)
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Think Verb, Not Noun

When integrating technology effectively with your teaching and learning practices: Think Verb, Not Noun. Ensure that you implement instructional practices that foster Device Neutral Assignments where one technology does not supercede the other (e.g. Create a digital story with iMovie, Windows moviemaker, and Comic Life, not I need an iPad to create a digital story). Teachers need to create assignments that move past the nouns (Powerpoint, Prezi) to the skills we want students to exhibit (research, analyze, problem solve, communicate). This image summarizes this thinking, it is from an iBook "Literacy Is Not Enough" by Ian Jukes, Lee Crockett, and Andrew Churches https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/literacy-is-not-enough/id600134662?mt=11
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Some Tools We Could Use for Collaborative Inquiry

Some 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources

Check out the 21st Century Learner page within the Peel 21st Chiclet:


Quick Links for Collaborative Inquiry/Project-Based Learning

David Cruz

email: david.cruz@peelsb.com

Twitter: @dcruz22