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Educators have pushed their technology skills to the next level over the past year. How will that change teaching and learning?
— Read on www.edweek.org/technology/how-pandemic-tech-use-is-shaping-k-12-education
The pandemic has been hard on all schools, districts, teachers, students, and families. And it has posed intense challenges for Superintendents. Relations between Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Hawai‘i teachers, and finally the Board of Education made her choice not to pursue a new term a graceful exit.
After years of resistance to implementing technology and systems in learning, the pandemic forced it. Now we need leadership to uplift teachers, transform learning by implementing technology in more measured and creative ways, and create the family engagement and community integration that can surround our students with support.
Honolulu Star Advertiser article announcing Dr. Kishimoto’s decision not to pursue another term (I am quoted)
Memo from the Hawai‘i Board of Education on the selection of the next Superintendent.
Honolulu Civil Beat article on the hiring timeline for permanent and Interim superintendents. (I am quoted)
Hawaii Ranks #40 on State Education Innovation Scale – read article here “Most & Least Innovative States”
Most & Least Innovative States
— Read on wallethub.com/
COVID-19 intensified existing trends in the ed tech market, specifically an increase in investment. Some experts say the pandemic was only a part of the cause, and the trend is likely to continue after it’s over.
— Read on www.govtech.com/education/k-12/Whats-Driving-Growth-in-the-Ed-Tech-Market.html
Click for Spectrum report with data.
Distance learning can impede hands-on learning experiences, but AR has potential to increase virtual student engagement.
— Read on www.eschoolnews.com/2020/11/23/can-ar-be-the-antidote-to-virtual-classroom-shortcomings/2/
Click through the slideshow below to see ideas for advancing opportunities and capabilities in Hawai‘i
Over the past twenty years, a number of organizations have developed standards for digital learning, living, and working. Some of these standards are described below with links to sponsoring organizations and specific standards. These are helpful in crafting policies for digital equity and literacy.
K-12 DIGITAL LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS/APPROACHES
- ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education.STE inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering: practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards.
- CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association)
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) understands that teaching computer science is hard. That’s why our dedicated team and teacher-led Board of Directors has focused on creating a strong environment to support K–12 educators
- K12CS ((K-12 Computer Science Frameworks)
The Association for Computing Machinery, Code.org, Computer Science Teachers Association, Cyber Innovation Center, and National Math and Science Initiative have collaborated with states, districts, and the computer science education community to develop conceptual guidelines for computer science education.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
- HAWAI‘I CTE
- Which Career Pathway is Best for YOU? RIASEC personal checklist define interests
- Hawai‘i Career Explorer (find programs supporting careers of interest)
- Hawai‘i Department of Education Career Pathways Handbook
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
K-12 DIGITAL STANDARDS
- K-12 Computer Science Framework
- ISTE Educator Standards
- ISTE Educator Standards – Computational Thinking
- ISTE Education Leader Standards
- ISTE Student Standards
- CSTA Standards
CAREER TECHNICAL STANDARDS
- BPTS Career Technical Standards
- California Career Technical Standards Flyer
- California Career Technical Education frameworks and standards
SENIOR TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
- How To Become Tech Savvy Seniors In 10 Days
- Tech Training Builds Connections and Confidence for Older Adults
- Ultimate Guide to Teach Tech to Seniors in 2020
- 16 Reasons Why Seniors Struggle with New Technology
My list of the tech skills seniors most want or need:
- Thinking about technology (look at things from a different perspective– above and at a slant)
- Feeling when things don’t work (mistakes are good- progress = knowing what did NOT work)
- Managing passwords (how to avoid frustration)
- Using smart phones- contract, type, service
- Smart phone- basics of email- sending, receiving, storing, searching
- Smart phone-photos- taking
- Smart phone-photos-storing and finding
- Smart phone-photos- sharing
- Smart phone–texts – individual and group
- Using social media- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tiktok
- Using a computer – parts of computer – mouse, trackpad, screen, camera, keyboard, USB port, power, display set up
- Internet browsing, searching, shopping, sharing
- Using applications- which to use, how to open, how to use
- Creating and saving documents
- Using spreadsheets
- Organizing- files, folders, desktop
- Using your computer network- printer, Internet server, tv
- Security-malware, file and online security