We invite you to join us for the second annual Google in Education Singapore Summit to be held at the Singapore American School on September 7 and 8, 2013. This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google education teams.
Register now to send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, CTOs, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Google Apps for Education to support student learning.
Resources for Singapore Summit Presentations will be listed here during the Summit.
SAMR is a great framework for assessing tech integration, but there is at least one other out there, and its name is RAT (Hughes et al, 2006), and yet for some reason it is remarkably lost in obscurity. In this workshop we will examine the RAT framework, and then examine strategies for making the transformative use of technology easier, much easier, using another framework called SAMMS. The transformative use of ICTs, "improves the process of bringing thought into communicable expressions in such significant ways that, once the tool is understood and used regularly, the user feels wanting if it is not available because it has opened up new possibilities of thought and action without which one comes to feel at a disadvantage. It's become an indispensable instrument of mentality, and not merely a tool. (Pea, 1985, p 175) Workshop Outcomes An understanding of a magnificent (yet surprisingly little known) framework, that is a powerful, and simpler alternative to SAMR—and a lot easier to say. A deeper appreciation of the power of transformative technology, and how much easier this can be to realise than many people think.