2.2 Education and Training

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Distance learning over large areas
Hospitals, prisons, retirement homes, schools
Use of IT in teaching and learning
Educational software, online research and forums, virtual learning environments (VLE), e-books, Web 2.0 educational networks, use of mobile devices, game-based learning, fully immersive environments, filtering and monitoring of students' internet use, 1-to-1, m-learning
Hardware and network technologies in the classroom
Laptop computers, handheld devices, interactive whiteboards
Provisions for special needs
Inclusive software, Braille keyboards, accessibility
School administration
Record-keeping of staff and finances, libraries, student records, EDI (electronic data interchange)
The development of new IT systems is revolutionizing the delivery of education and training. Technological advances have led to an increase in the dependency of students, staff and administrators on the supporting IT systems.

Source: Information technology in a global society guide. 2012 onward.


  • DESCRIBE the technologies used for teaching and learning.
  • EXPLAIN how IT can assist users with special needs.
  • EXPLAIN how IT is used in school administration.
  • DISCUSS the types of resources available online.
  • EVALUATE the benefits of information technologies in the classroom.

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Learning Resources
2.2 ITGS Key Terms
ITGSopedia Distance Learning
ITGSopedia Teaching with IT
ITGSopedia Hardware and Network Technologies in the Classroom
ITGSopedia Provisions for Special Needs
ITGSopedia School Adminstration
ITGS Textbook Education & Training

Information Technology in a Global Society, Stuart Gray. 1st Edition. © 2012 Stuart Gray. ISBN 9781468023619. Pages 222-236. This textbook has been developed independently of the International Baccalaureate ® This book was written specifically for the ITGS course, covering technical systems, social impacts and ethical issues, and each area of application.

Digital Planet: Tomorrow’s Technology And You, George and Ben Beekman. 10th Edition. © 2012 Pearson Education. ISBN 9780132091251.
Pages Insert Page Numbers Here.

This book explains how various technologies work, how they are used to solve problems and extend human capabilities, and how our ever-growing network of digital devices affect our lives, our world, and our future.

Gift of Fire, Sara Baase. 4th Edition. (C) 2013 Pearson Education. ISBN 978013249267-6.
Pages Insert Page Numbers Here. This book examines the Social, Legal, and Ethical issues related to Computing Technologies.

READ ITGS Chapter 10: Education.
TAG 2 recent and relevant online resources related for each of the learning goals for this topic to the HHS ITGS Diigo Group using the tags identified below:
  • DESCRIBE the technologies used for teaching and learning. 2.2_IT_teach_learn
  • EXPLAIN how IT can assist users with special needs. 2.2_special_needs
  • EXPLAIN how IT is used in school administration. 2.2_school_adm
  • DISCUSS the types of resources available online. 2.2_distance_learning
  • EVALUATE the benefits of information technologies in the classroom. 2.2_hw_networks_classroom

Each group will be assigned to become experts of ONE of the 2.2 Education and Training Learning Goals and the SAMR model of integrating technology into learning.I created random groups based on random things.
Rank the resources that were tagged for your respective goal to Diigo from the most helpful / relevant to least helpful / relevant.

Use the attached Google Slides template to CONSTRUCT a 8-10 minute presentation on your respective learning goal. Slides should include an introduction to the goal (relate it to ITGS, etc.) with a triangle sketch, a summary of your resource rankings, and thorough presentation that involves the two best resources that have been tagged and any other relevant information or resources that can help the class get to green for your goal, etc.

Class of 2017 2.2B Google Presentation

Finish slides and prepare for your presentation. Every group will present Friday during class.

2.2C Assessment
Create a new Google Doc named 2.2C Your Last Name. Use extended writing to respond to the following prompts. Bold ITGS key terms throughout.
[40 marks possible]
  1. DESCRIBE four impactfull technologies used for teaching and learning. [8 marks]
  2. EXPLAIN how IT can be used to assist users with special needs. [6 marks]
  3. EXPLAIN two ways school administrators can utilize emerging technologies to assist with their school improvement efforts. [12 marks]
  4. DISCUSS trends in educational resources that are available online. [8 marks].
  5. EVALUATE the benefits of the utilization of information technologies in the classroom. [8 marks].

2.2D Key Terms Test

2.2E Practice Paper 2 (Handout-Google Cloud Computing / Dropbox Education Article)
Day One
READ the article.
SKETCH notes for initial Triangle Analysis.
Review marking scheme.

Day 2
Begin the initial draft of the practice Paper 2 via the Google Doc we created from the Paper 2 Assessment Notes during class yesterday. Mark your responses in green. Bold ITGS key terms. Change the sharing settings to anyone with with link can EDIT and submit via Edmodo.

Day 3
Sit next to you partner (one team per row)
Irshad, Nyla
Nitish, Hala
Nicole, Alex
Nick, Grace
Jacob, Veronica
Rishi, Kashaf
Firas, Likitha
Dakota, Swati
Nuha, Declan

On a half sheet of paper:
STATE your Name and your partners' name.
READ your partner's draft of the 2.2E Practice Paper 2 .
IDENTIFY which markband their response fits in (NO MARKS, BASIC, ADEQUATE, COMPETENT, or PROFICIENT) using the 8 mark response marking scheme (attached).
EXPLAIN why it fits in that markband and not the band above or below.
DISCUSS the results with your partner.

Make final revisions to 2.2E on your Google Doc. Transfer your final work to the official Paper 2 answer sheet that was provided during class. Circle ITGS key terminology. Please write legibly in the space provided for each respective criteria (Due Thursday before the end of class).

2.2F Enrichment
  • TO WHAT EXTENT can the science of learning and advancements in IT help us rethink the future of education for ALL children?

School of the Future | PBS NOVA

In a new age of information, rapid innovation, and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. Test scores show our kids lag far behind their peers from other industrialized countries, and as the divide between rich and poor grows wider, the goal of getting all kids ready for college and the workforce gets harder by the day. How can the latest research help us fix education in America? Can the science of learning—including new insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators—reveal how kids’ brains work and tell us which techniques are most likely to engage and inspire growing minds? What role should technology play in the classroom? Teachers, students, parents, and scientists take center stage as NOVA explores a new vision for the “School of the Future.”
Source: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/school-of-the-future.html
  • WATCH School of the Future film.
  • Create a new Google Doc. Name the Doc 2.2F Your Last Name.
  • During the film respond to the following prompts respond to 20 marks from the following prompts on you 2.2F doc.
    • DESCRIBE the skills (at least four) students will need to navigate the world after graduation. [8 marks]
    • TO WHAT EXTENT is our current system of education teaching those skills? [12 marks]
    • DISCUSS what "school readiness" means for students in our schools. [8 marks]
    • DESCRIBE the challenges (at least four) and benefits of implementing project-based learning in the classroom. [8 marks]
    • EXPLAIN two potential strategies that can be used to facilitate "culture of grit" in our schools. [12 marks]
    • ANALYSE how the science of learning and technological innovation can help build successful schools for every student. [12 marks]
    • EXPLAIN why you believe teens are so sleepy in school. [6 marks]
    • DESCRIBE practical steps (at least six) that we can take (changes that can be made) to help students become more alert for learning. [12 marks]
    • DISCUSS what and how students should learn on their K-12 journey. [8 marks]
    • EVALUATE the effectiveness of school environments that learn from failures rather than fearing them. [12 marks]
    • DISCUSS how we can best meet the challenges of teaching English Language Leaners in our schools. [12 marks].
    • EXPLAIN two potential strategies that teachers and school administrators can implement to build more curiosity in students. [12 marks]
    • EXPLAIN two ways schools can improve educational experiences by addressing systemic issues of inequality. [12 marks].
  • Change the sharing settings to anyone with the link can EDIT and submit via Edmodo (2.2F) [20 marks possible].

School of the Future | PBS NOVA

2.2 Education Game