Category Archives: Visioning New Curriculum

2012 Visioning New Curriculum

Make Meaning with Wolfram Alpha

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Presenter: Jane Krauss
Location: Eugene, Oregon USA
Twitter: @jkrauss

Presentation Description: Project based learning can sometimes be recipe-like, leading to predictable, “cookie-cutter” results. I want to help people reimagine PBL and set up better investigations so students truly construct new meaning. It starts with posing a compelling question and then setting kids loose with tools like Wolfram Alpha, the “Computational Knowledge” engine. In this session we look at the kinds of learning activity that lead to knowledge construction (predicting, comparing, making judgements and more) and take a tour of Wolfram Alpha. To wrap things up we’ll take a quick peek at ManyEyes and Tableau Public, two tools for creating visualizations or info graphics from data derived from Wolfram Alpha and other sources.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:

  1. Wolfram Alpha
  2. Many Eyes
  3. Tableau Public

 

2012 Visioning New Curriculum

Make/Hack/Play – Lenses for Learning

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Presenter: Bud Hunt
Location: Longmont, Colorado USA
Twitter: @budtheteacher

Presentation Description: The Center for Make/Hack/Play grew out of a system asking itself questions about the purpose and role of schools as institutions of learning. In this presentation, Bud Hunt unpacks the terms that guide his inquiry about and work within schools.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:

 

2012 Visioning New Curriculum

How Technology Helped Me Paint With Mud

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Presenter: Ian Sands
Location: Apex, North Carolina USA
Twitter: @iansands

Presentation Description: In today’s high school art curriculum there is a separation between the visual art class and the technology class. The current high school art curriculum’s focus is on traditional media with very little integrated technology. Technology is separated from traditional visual art classes and given it’s own course titles such as Computer Art. Likewise, there is a separation in the selection of art medium. Though the art world has evolved to using a plethora of new materials, the majority of art class storage rooms are filled with pencils, tempera paint and other traditional media. Our challenge as art educators is twofold. First, merge new technology into our everyday art lessons. Second, share with students concepts and ideas that use both traditional materials as well as branch out to media traditionally not consider art material. In this presentation we will explore ways to incorporate technology into the full range of an art project. We will explore everything from jump starting the ideas, to developing maps and templates, to critiquing online and digital grading. Furthermore, we will accomplish this through the exploration of such nontraditional materials as post-it notes, glow sticks and mud.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://apexhsart.blogspot.com

Additional Information:
http://apexhsart.blogspot.com

2012 Visioning New Curriculum

Creating Learning Experiences without the Textbook

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Presenter: April Chamberlain, Shawn Nutting & Ammie Akin
Location: Trussville, Alabama USA
Twitter: @aprilpc

Presentation Description: Learn how teachers in Trussville, Alabama are creating learning experiences without the textbook using Livescribe for secondary math, teacher created elementary math videos, QR codes in books and around the school, virtual field trips, Socrative and educator collaborative space.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:

  1. Trussville City Schools
  2. Paine Primary School
  3. Paine Intermediate School
  4. Hewitt-Trussville Middle School
  5. Hewitt-Trussville High School
  6. Livescribe Pens
  7. Smart Airliner
  8. Educreation App
  9. PowerPoint Saves as Video
  10. QR stuff
  11. I-nigma
  12. Charlene Hallman’s Virtual Field Trips
  13. Rachel Brockman’s Research sites
  14. Wix.com
  15. Socrative for teachers
  16. Socrative for students
  17. Edmodo
2012 Visioning New Curriculum

Virtual Worlds for Immersive, Media Rich Educational Shared Environments

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Presenter: Alan Hudson
Location: Somerset and London, United Kingdom
Twitter: @AlanNHudson

Presentation Description: Online virtual worlds enable the creation of immersive environments not possible in other media or in conventional classrooms. Real life reproductions of environments such as a court room for teaching law students, or burning buildings for training fire fighters are prohibitively expensive, and must consider the student’s health and safety. With videos we can create stimulating action packed images, but these are not interactive. Video creates experiences where the audience are distanced from the action. Virtual worlds create a more immersive and engaging experience for students, allow interaction and can be used by individual students or a whole class at a time. Four keys features we can exploit are:

  1. Little or no need to consider the health and safety of the students so we can expose the students to dangers we wouldn’t be allowed to in real life.
  2. The student can view the environment from many points of view.
  3. Buildings and oceans can move, appear, disappear unrestricted by the laws of physics (and its cheap). We can instantly travel from the 2012 Olympics to ancient Greece.
  4. The students’ avatars can be programmed and animated to be part of the presentation. Thus the student can become the performer with no need for rehearsal.

Many of these features have been exploited in recent Second Life builds. This presentation will use video to show a 3D Warehouse built for Health and Safety training, and New Synthetic Theatre productions “Ninety Nine Percent” and “Jabba Jabba Jabba”.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://mralanhudson.wordpress.com/k12-2012-references/

2012 Visioning New Curriculum

The Flipped Class for Administrators

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Presenter: Jon Bergmann
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois USA
Twitter: @jonbergmann

Presentation Description: Learn from Flipped Class pioneer Jon Bergmann as he explains tips for administrators as they consider implementing flipped learning into their schools.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://flipped-learning.com

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2012 Visioning New Curriculum

Going One-to-One

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Presenter: Patrick Fogarty
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Twitter: @fogarty22

Presentation Title: Going One-to-One

Presentation Description: “One-to-one computing” is more than another educational buzzphrase; it’s a movement whose proponents aim to make our classrooms resemble the workplace of today and tomorrow rather than the factories of the 19th century. It’s an idea developed through thirty years of trial and error by some of the most brilliant minds in technology and education, and luminaries ranging from Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to Harold Gardner and Salman Khan have contributed ideas small and large to its conceptual framework. It also creates for us the opportunity to engage our students on their level, as digital natives rather than classroom outsiders.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xx3ygwlqweaoy3k/K12%20Online%20Learning%20Conference%20Presentation.ppt

Additional Information:
Please visit me at about.me/pfogarty and my blog at http://fogarty22.wordpress.com.

2012 Visioning New Curriculum

Visioning New Curriculum Keynote

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Presenter: Karen Fasimpaur
Location: Portal, Arizona USA
Twitter: @kfasimpaur

Presentation Title: Visioning New Curriculum

Presentation Description: This keynote session by Karen Fasimpaur for the “Visioning New Curriculum” strand talks about the unique opportunities presented by Common Core, digital tools, openness, and innovation. The time for one-size-fits-all, top-down curriculum is over. This session gives examples of curriculum that is personalized, real world, iterative, and collaborative. It is time for a new era in curriculum — one that is digital, open, innovative, and built by and for our community. This video includes reflection questions which can be explored collaboratively at https://p2pu.org/en/groups/k12-online-2012/ The ideas in this video were developed collaboratively with a group of many people much smarter than me. Thanks to everyone who played along. This process was a testament to the power of collaboration and of creation as way to reflect and learn.

Presentation:

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
https://p2pu.org/en/groups/k12-online-2012/content/visioning-new-curriculum-strand/

Additional Information:

  1. P2PU K12 Online group – https://p2pu.org/en/groups/k12-online-2012/
  2. Maker Faire – http://makerfaire.com
  3. Junior FIRST LEGO League – http://www.juniorfirstlegoleague.org
  4. Supercomputing Challenge – http://www.challenge.nm.org
  5. National Writing Project – http://www.nwp.org
  6. Youth Voices – http://youthvoices.net
  7. NanoWrimo – http://www.nanowrimo.org
  8. P2PU – http://www.p2pu.org
  9. Common Core State Standards – http://www.corestandards.org
  10. SETDA “Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age” – http://setda.org/web/guest/outofprint
  11. OER for K-12 – http://content.k12opened.com
  12. PhET Simulations – http://phet.colorado.edu
  13. YouthVoices curriculum challenges and grid – http://youthvoices.net/play

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Karen Fasimpaur can be found at www.k12opened.com/blog.