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Disruptive Classroom Technologies
A Framework for Innovation in Education

Foreword by Robert J. Marzano



May 2017 | 152 pages | Corwin

Ensure your technological integration is leading to deeper learning!
  
Have we developed, at considerable cost and effort, classrooms that are digitally rich but innovation poor? Timely and powerful, this book offers a new framework to elevate instructional practices with technology and maximize student learning. The T3 Framework helps categorize students’ learning as translational, transformational, or transcendent, sorting through the low-impact applications to reach high-impact usage. Teachers and leaders will find:

  • Examples of technology use at the translational, transformational, and transcendent levels
  • Activities, guides, and prompts for deeper learning
  • Evaluative rubrics to self-assess current technology use, establish meaningful goals, and track progress

This guide helps teachers and leaders realize the potential of modern teaching and learning tools to unleash students’ passion for limitless learning.

Check out this Bam! Radio interview with author Sonny Magana

"We need to build collaborative communities of students using the social media aspects of technology to change classroom conversations from monologue to dialogue, increasing student impact questions, and allowing errors. This is the core of Magana’s claims, and how we’ll see technology really make the difference we’re after!"
—John Hattie, Laureate Professor, Deputy Dean of MGSE,
Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute


“Fresh, innovative, and revolutionary, Magana's T3 Framework promises to challenge the status quo and invite disruptive practices in educational technology.”
—Yong Zhao
Author, World Class Learners

“The T3 Framework is a brilliant breakthrough in our understanding and use of technology for learning.”
—Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
OISE/University of Toronto, Canada

 
Foreword by Robert J. Marzano
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Preface
Who Should Read This Book?  
Where Are We and Where Are We Going?  
Organization of This Book  
 
PART I • INTRODUCTION
 
Chapter 1. A Case for Disruptive Innovation in Education
What Is Disruptive Innovation?  
Managing Disruptive Transitions in Education  
Principles of Effective Pedagogy  
Principles of Effective Technology Integration  
Summary  
 
Chapter 2. The T3 Framework: A New Framework for Innovation in Education
The Importance of Frameworks  
Existing Frameworks and Their Usefulness  
The T3 Framework  
Summary  
 
PART II • STAGES OF THE T3 FRAMEWORK
 
Chapter 3. T1: Translational Technology Use
Translational Technology Use Defined  
T1.1: Automation and T1.2: Consumption  
Summary  
 
Chapter 4. T2: Transformational Technology Use
Transformational Technology Use Defined  
T2.1: Production  
T2.2: Contribution  
Summary  
 
Chapter 5. T3: Transcendent Technology Use
Transcendent Technology Use Defined  
T3.1: Inquiry Design  
T3.2: Social Entrepreneurship  
Summary  
 
PART III • PUTTING THE T3 FRAMEWORK TO USE
 
Chapter 6. Applying the T3 Framework
Using the T3 Framework for Self-Assessment, Goal Setting, and Continuous Personal Growth  
Using the T3 Framework for Teacher Evaluation  
Using the T3 Framework for Professional and Organizational Development  
Summary  
 
References
 
Index

"Sonny Magana has made a significant contribution to innovation in education with his important book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 Framework. There have been 161 meta-analyses on various aspects of computers in education – from 10,226 studies, and the average effect is d =.34 – and this effect has not changed over the past 50 years despite phenomenal changes in the technology. A major reason for this lack of impact is most technological interventions do not change the dominant “tell and practice” teaching model. Moving beyond translation and transforming current practice to transcendent uses of technology is clearly where we should go. We need to build collaborative communities of students solving problems, explaining to others (regardless of ability) and using the social media aspects of technology to change classroom conversations from monologue to dialogue, increasing student impact questions, and allowing errors to be stated and dealt with – this can be so transcendental. This is the core of Magana’s claims, and indeed this is how we’ll see technology really make the difference we’re after!"

John Hattie, Laureate Professor
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Victoria Australia

"The T3 Framework is a brilliant breakthrough in our understanding  and use of technology for learning. Sonny Magana clearly portrays the nature and difference between translational, transformational, and transcendent use of technology. The identification of transcendent use is itself an innovation. On top of all this he shows us how to navigate through the T3 system with guiding questions, prompts, and rubrics. For those of us working on the frontier of deep learning Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 framework is a much needed gift."

Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
OISE/University of Toronto, Canada

"Fresh, innovative, and revolutionary, Magana's T3 Framework promises to challenge the status quo and invite disruptive practices in educational technology. Enhancing social entrepreneurship with technology, as the final stage of Magana’s framework for technology use in education, is a powerful proposal and a compelling vision worth pursuing by all educators."

Yong Zhao, Ph.D., Foundation Distinguished Professor, co-author Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

"Sonny Magana’s T3 Framework will provide schools and districts with the planning tools needed to go beyond the “$1,000 pencil”.  His concept of technology as a disruptive force is exactly how we should be thinking about this historic moment of redesigning the culture of learning. Sonny’s book is filled with powerful stories and thoughtful questions that will inspire and empower educators to improve learning. Moreover, he has provided us with a framework for implementation with detail that simply has not existed with earlier models. I have known Sonny for twenty years. His wisdom comes from his incredible passion as an educator, school administrator and now as a researcher."

Alan November, Founder
November Learning, Marblehead, MA

"Sonny Magana carefully analyses innovation in education and adoption of technology through his T3 lens providing practical tools and examples to assist us all.  He draws on colorful, helpful examples from music to the fall of the iron curtain to illustrate his ideas and to highlight pathways from translational through transformational and ultimately to transcendent technology use. Disruptive Classroom Technologies exemplifies an "Innovate Don't Digitize" message and should encourage us all to progress quickly beyond the nursery slopes of adoption to the highly productive and exciting upper reaches of technology use for education."

Gavin Dykes, Program Director
Education World Forum, London, United Kingdom
Key features
 

Throughout the book, teachers and leaders will find:

  • Examples of technology use at each level in the T3 Framework
  • Evaluative rubrics to help them self-assess their current technology use in the classroom and throughout the school
  • Ideas for activities and lesson plans that move technology use to higher levels of the T3 framework

Sample Materials & Chapters

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