System & Device Check
About the Class
In the school of the future, teachers plan together to design units and projects that integrate multiple subject areas and technologies. Students work collaboratively and independently using a variety of 21st Century tools to embrace new literacies and enhance communication, motivation, understanding, and accountability. There are national/international standards for new media use and technology integration put out by ISTE, NCTE, and other organizations that can be used as guides. School communities perpetually innovate and use available resources academically, responsibly, and respectfully. Still, we need to constantly grapple with the following questions: How are students using new media? How are teachers modeling how to use these tools appropriately? How are we preparing our digital natives to be digital citizens?
Karen Blumberg is a Technology Integrator at The School at Columbia University in New York City. She works with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly. Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty's technology and integration needs. Karen also taught 7th grade Math at The Dalton School and 7th/8th grade Math at LaBrum Middle School, a public school in Philadelphia. An organizer of TEDxNYED, TEDxYouth@TheSchool, EdCampNYC, and the Robo Expo, Karen is also a past President of the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists (NYCIST). Karen has presented at multiple conferences around the country about teaching students to navigate social media and working with teachers to develop digital projects that embrace new media literacies. Karen is passionate about photography, traveling, bargain shopping, and good eats.
Dear Participants of CO12,
Please set your system (see link before clicking on join/launch) before you launch (enter) the class, when you enter the class (see slide 2), and add your feedback to the session (see slide 3)!
Enjoy the class!
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Keywords: co12, media literacies, teacher development