Introduction - Module 1 - Module 2 - Module 3 - Module 4


National Education Guidelines

Key competency groups (skills and attitudes)

The Curriculum Stocktake Report recommends five sets of skills.

• thinking
• relating to others
• belonging, participating, and contributing
• managing self
• making meaning from information.

Power Learning

Creating Student-Centered
Problems-Based Classrooms

Welcome to this hands-on workshop which is designed to give you experience conducting investigations with new information technologies.

Expected Outcomes

  • Learn the importance of three types of literacy: text literacy, numeracy and visual literacy and how new technologies might help strengthen student thinking.
  • Learn how to focus classroom investigations around decisions and problems drawn from the community and the global neighborhood.
  • Learn how to engage students in making their own meaning (constructivism) from the vast new information landscape which is made readily and rapidly available thanks to new technologies.
  • Explore the possibilities of Engaged Learning with technology.
  • Consider the best practices for professional development, assessment and planning related to information technologies.
  • Explore these issues:
  1. How does the role of classroom teacher change in such a program?
  2. How do we provide structure?
  3. How do students cope with Info-Glut, Info-Garbage and Info-Tactics?
  4. How does information differ from Truth?
  5. How do students learn to recognize the difference?


Introduction - Beyond Technology Presentation

Module One - Visual Literacy - Go to the lesson.

How do we use photographs, drawings, paintings, and other visual material as information rather than mere decoration or illustration?

Module Two - Numerical Literacy - Go to the lesson.

How do we employ databases and statistics to understand the world around us?

Module Three - Text Literacy - Go to the lesson.

How do we use electronic text and search engines to discover new meanings and what does it mean to be "well read" in this decade?

Module Four - The Slam Dunk Digital Lesson

This model has evolved from structured lessons that take 2-5 hours to build to a model that requires only 10-15 minutes. This new approach is called the "NoTime Slam Dunk Lesson." The first two links below show the original model. The third link will take you to the NoTime lessons.

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