Tech in the Classroom
The purpose of this site is to help you find the tools and resources needed in a 21st Century Learning Environment.
Did you know that Oklahoma is one of 20 states that have joined the #GoOpen campaign and the use of Open Educational Resources? For more information vist the OER (Open Educational Resources) page.
21st Century Learners
We are preparing our students for a very different and exciting future. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that at least 65 % of current students will eventually work in a job that does not exist today.That can be an overwhelming thought. Educators have a daunting task ahead of them: teach students skills to solve problems we’ve never seen before and won’t see for years. We can only do our best to make sure that students have the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful adults. Though we can not say for sure what the future holds, we do know some of the core skills that will be needed.
- Collaboration and teamwork.
- Creativity and imagination.
- Critical thinking.
- Problem solving.
The SAMR method for using technology in the classroom
SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.
1. Substitute-Technology is used as a direct substitute for another tool, without any functional change
2. Augmentation- Technology is used as a substitute for another tool, with some additional functionality
3. Modification- Technology is used to significantly redesign a learning activity
4. Redefinition- Technology is used to create new learning activities, that were previously impossible
To see some examples of how using the SAMR model can help you evaluate how you are using your technology and to get ideas on how to use technology more effectively, visit this website by Burt Lo SAMRize your classroom
ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education
The ISTE Standards work together to support educators, students and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills and knowledge necessary for today's students. These are not like the typical state standards, they are more of a map for planning and integrating technology into your classroom.