Tech 4 Learners – Final – Notes

National Education Technology Plan

  • Focus on technology but need to use it for PD

Understanding by Design

  • Backwards design or backwards planning
  • Clear learning objectives
  • How could we incorporate game design practices into education?

Computer Criticism vs. Technocentric Thinking

  • Ed Tech is not the silver bullet – must come with pedagogy and PD

In-Game, In-Room, In-World

  • Kids learn plenty from each other
  • Kidification of education

The Perils and Promises of Praise

  • Growth mindset
  • Constructive praise – effort and process not ability itself (you’re so smart!)

Four-Phase Model of Interest Development

  • Model
    • Triggered Situational Interest
    • Maintained Situational Interest
    • Emerging Individual Interest
    • Well Developed Individual Interest
  • Teacher’s interest is probably best predictor of effective teaching
  • Teacher’s role is to provide:
    • Positive feelings
    • Generate curiosity
    • Provide opportunities
    • Guide on research

The New Coviewing

  • Joint Media Engagement
  • Design Guide
    • Mutual engagement
    • Dialogue inquiry
    • Co-creation
    • Boundary crossing
    • Intention to develop
    • Focus on content, not control
  • Challenges
    • Parents too busy
    • Parents unaware of needs
    • Don’t enjoy the same content
    • Desired interactions not always triggered
    • Little continuity into other family activities
    • Distraction are always present
  • Design principles
    • Kid driven
    • Multiple plains of engagement
    • Differentiation of roles
    • Scaffolds to scaffold
    • Trans media storytelling
    • Co-creation
    • Fit
  • “What goes on between people around media can be as important as what is designed into the media”

Teachable Agents and the Protégé Effect

  • Care more about pleasing others than oneself, so having someone you need to help enhances learning through teaching this person

Tangible Bits: Beyond Pixels

  • Tangible User Interfaces

Horizon Reports

  • re-teaching our teachers how and what to teach