ISTE 2010


Transforming the Classroom into a Digital Age Learning Center

Tuesday, 6/29/2010, 2:00pm–3:00pm, CCC 507

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The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how to create an environment where students can work paperlessly.

Participants will learn
1. how to use Office to work back and forth with students
2. how to use digital tools to create an electronic portfolio for demonstrating curricular and technology skills and knowledge
3. how to use a digital notebook to collect and store information over the course of a year and beyond
4. how to use digital tools to replace traditional analog teaching practices

The goal is to show how to create and facilitate a paperless environment as well as use / create tools that enhance all traditional teaching activities such as class discussions, lectures, submitting assignments, exit tickets and more. We have run a 1-to-1 classroom for two years but have worked in a digital environment for about 10 years. We turn the printer off and the result is students can really work in a digital age environment.

Movin’ on Up - Taking Integration to the Next Level

Wednesday, 6/30/2010, 8:30am–11:30am, CCC 707

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In order for our students to demonstrate creativity and innovation in their work, refine their skills of communication and collaboration, become adept at problem-solving, and do so in a critical way, they
must evolve through a progressive developmental process. These 21st century skills are drawn directly from the NETS-S. We’ve created and refined a developmental taxonomy of technology integration that describes the stages through which those, who attempt to use technology, must progress in order to become adept at choosing appropriate technologies to represent their understanding.
Through the use of pedagogical sound strategies, participants will be engaged in discussion regarding the developmental stages of:
Observing: Students are passive observers of the technology
Incorporating: Students are leveraging technology to increase productivity
Producing: Students create a product with a single technology
Exploring: Students engage in discovery learning prior to formal instruction
Collaborating: Students interact with peers, instructors, and outside resources
Applying: Students are guided to combine and integrate technologies
Creating: Students are making sound choices about the appropriate synthesis of content and technology into a final product
If the students can work through these stages progressively, they will be able to ultimately become effective at eliminating the visibility of the technology tool at the benefit of focusing upon the curricular mastery, facilitated by the tool.

Workshop Resources

Evaluation --

Taxonomy Wiki

“What would you change” Wall Wisher

“What should your students know, understand and do” Google Form


The following templates will provide the structure or framework that can be used to develop lessons, goals, yearly plans, or identify needs related to technology integration in the classroom.
    Curriculum Map - Inspiration / PDF
    Being Creative - Inspiration / PDF
    Year Long Plan - Inspiration / PDF