A creative video recounting an actual high school assignment and how a particular student used a ‘learning network’ approach for the research. Of course, this student already has the skills to ‘control his own learning’ and use the Internet as his primary resource. Are we providing our elementary and middle school students with similar learning experiences to help prepare them for a project like this? Are we the teacher that is described at the end of the video?
I had the opportunity to attend the ISTE – International Society of Technology in Education conference in Philadelphia this week. It was three days of interacting with other educators about unlocking the potential of the children we teach. Many of the conversations focused on embracing the fact that they are a digital generation, learning more about the way they learn and understanding/exploring the tools they are using.
One of the highlights of this learning experience was the final keynote. A principal at the Science Leadership Academy, Chris Lehmann is quickly becoming a well-known voice for educational reform.
What do you think about what he has to say?
Check out the video below…it is the complete video…so you can actually avoid a lot by starting at the 32 minute mark to hear poetry from some kids from SLA and then Lehmann.
Please work to complete the following assignments before our next class on July 8th.
- Read Curriculum 21 chapter 6.
- Read Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts chapters 5 & 6
- Post a reflection on your blog (include some form of media) about your experiences with using the Social Web to learn
- Read and comment on at least one of your classmate’s blogs. Find the list on the right side.
- Test your computer for July 8th’s online/virtual class. Contact Steve for technical support. Log in on the right under Bb Collaborate vOffice.
- Continue to work on Digital Storytelling Assignment (due July 15th) – assignment checklist
- Continue to work on the Technologically Integrated Unit Plan (due July 30th) – description – rubric
- Enjoy the July 4th holiday.
**Groups still needing to present Podcasts on July 8th, please upload the file into Dropbox or send me a Youtube/Vimeo link.
I will be at the Reston Center on July 8th for class. Class should last no more than 2 hours.
The three podcasts presented at Friday night’s class convinced me that this ED554 assignment needs to have freedom of choice for the subject matter (no more summaries of the course readings). The podcasts shared were distinctly different, informative and extremely creative. BRAVO.
Check out each one below.