ITRT Mini-Conference: ITRTs Just Keep On Rockin'

July 25, 2008

Strategies for the Non-Choir: ITRTs Helping Pass the SOLS WITH Technology

Presentation by Karen Richardson

Today's Important Concepts:


Keep It Simple:




Make It Relevant:




Let's start with Rogers' Diffusions of Innovations:

Different adopter categories are identified as:

  • innovators (venturesome): You
  • early adopters (respectable): The Choir
  • early majority (deliberate): Sitting Closer to the Front But May Not Be Singing
  • late majority (skeptical): Main Non-Choir Members
  • laggards (traditional): Keep trying but don't expend too much energy.

The early majority and late majority make up 68% of the population. Here's what they want to know about technology:
  • relative advantage: why is it better than what it is replacing?
  • compatibility: how consistent is it with what they already do?
  • complexity: how hard is it to use?
  • trialability: can it be tried out without making a huge commitment?
  • observability: will they be able to see the results?

Inspiration/Kidspiration

  • relative advantage: why is it better than what it is replacing?
  • pictures, words AND audio (differentiate for learners)
  • uses all the learning styles
  • switches from diagram/outline
  • link to other stuff
  • can mess up and try without redoing the whole thing
  • easily changed and adapted
  • helps them review for the SOLs
  • compatibility: how consistent is it with what they already do?
  • already using mind mapping: nonlinguistic representation
  • complexity: how hard is it to use?
  • teach you to use it in five minutes
  • templates
  • trialability: can it be tried out without making a huge commitment?
  • observability: will they be able to see the results? more peer teaching, students will be more willing to help each other, be able to read it,

Clickers:
  • relative advantage: why is it better than what it is replacing?
  • saves time, saves paper, easily export student reports for students and parents with item analysis, does data calculations for you, sets up groups for differentiation, pre-test/post-test, it's fun and engaging, appeals most students, anonymity,
  • compatibility: how consistent is it with what they already do?
  • testing, surveys, quizzes, polling the room, grading papers, class participation, attendance, looking at results (sorting your graded papers), being able to analyze data easily and quickly
  • complexity: how hard is it to use?
  • choose your system wisely, demonstrating, turn it over them gradually, input the information for them (student info, paper test info, tests across the grade level)
  • trialability: can it be tried out without making a huge commitment?
  • observability: will they be able to see the results?

A New Model: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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Playing the Game:


Marzano's Strategies:

  1. Identifying similarities and differences
  2. Summarizing and note taking
  3. Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
  4. Homework and practice
  5. Nonlinguistic representations
  6. Cooperative learning
  7. Setting objectives and providing feedback
  8. Generating and testing hypotheses
  9. Cues, questions, and advance organizers

Engauge Range of Use Technologies:


  1. Drill & Practice
  2. Intergrated Learning Systems
  3. Productivity Tools
  4. eCommunications, Video/Audio/Data, Online Environments
  5. Online Research
  6. Expression and Visualization
  7. Simulations
  8. Problem Solving With Real Data Sets

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