テクノロジーを使った今日の授業

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Life is fundamentally relational. This understanding is key to the teaching profession. The first priority we K-12 teachers have is to establish a positive relationship with all of our students. Our challenge is to prepare our students for a life of learning, growth, and collaboration in both formal and informal settings. We seek to guide our charges toward success while becoming insightful and conscientious citizens of the world. To accomplish this task we teach content and skills, model behaviors, and employ instructional strategies and tools that maximize the teaching/learning process and foster the teacher-student relationship.

生涯学習の模範となるような効果的な人間関係を築くためには、その課題に最も適した魅力的で効果的な教育ツールを使いこなすことが大切です。エデュケーションテクノロジー(Ed Tech)は、これらのツールの一種です。他のツールと同様に、道具そのものではなく、達成すべき課題に焦点を当てなければなりません。カリキュラムデザインの巨匠であるハイディ=ヘイズ・ジェイコブス博士は、次のように言っています。 "教師は、テクノロジーを付加物、余計なもの、イベントとして捉えるのではなく、カリキュラムにシームレスに統合する必要がある。" There really are times when a pencil and paper are the best tools for the purpose. At other times using ED Tech tools that make possible the building and analyzing of data sets, constructing and programing of robots, or the crafting of virtual worlds are the best tools.

EdTech tools are worth mastering for the purposes of building relationships and educating young minds. These tools can be employed in powerful ways to create applied learning opportunities. In my role as a tech coach at Concordia International School Shanghai, I see numerous examples of how teachers incorporate EdTech tools in authentic and purposive ways that enhance student learning. Take the Big Data class for instance. Here the students participate in the collection and analysis of real-life data sets, such as the school’s air quality index (AQI) measurements. They collect AQI readings from around campus, analyze the data and present their findings to stakeholders. In Synthetic Biology students become the scientists rather than simply learning science facts. They pose questions, formulate possible solutions, and conduct tests to see whether or not their solutions work in the real world. Students use computer models that predict the likely success of their solutions, and they share their results with experts in the field through both remote and live conferencing. In Aerospace Engineering students build, test, and fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The important thing to note, is that the digital devices, the software, the models, the UAVs are simply the tools. The research, problem solving and collaboration are the methods through which students acquire and apply real-world experience.

これらの3つの例は、知的柔軟性、創造的な問題解決、そしてコラボレーションの必要性を強調しています。これらは今の時代に必要なスキルです。社会学者であり未来学者でもあるアルビン・トフラーの言葉が引用されています。 "21世紀の非識字者は、読み書きができない人ではなく、学び、解き、学び直すことができない人になる" K-12の教師は、21世紀のリテラシーを教えるためにEdTechツールを使用しています。

クリス・カーター is a tech coach, team leader, and teacher at Concordia International School Shanghai, where he uses tech as a tool to guide kids through higher-order thinking, project-based learning experiences. Carter is also co-host of the Concordia EdTech Podcast and is a contributing editor for the ICT in Practice magazine.

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Concordia International School Shanghai

Concordia International School Shanghai

Concordia International School Shanghai is a co-educational day school for students aged 3 to 18, located on a 10-acre campus in the heart of Jinqiao—one of Shanghai’s largest international communities. Known as the “green city,” with its many open green spaces and family-oriented amenities, Jinqiao is a destination for expatriate families from around the world.