What Does A 21st Century Classroom Look Like? : 2012-10-10
I am currently working with pre-service students attending Sterling College as well as facilitating the “Technology in the Classroom” course online. In trying to explain what a 21st Century Classroom and Technology Integration should look like I wanted to show off the power of my PLN. Therefore, I ask that my PLN members and blog post readers respond to this Voicethread. Besides defining a classroom environment, this project allows me to introduce them to PLN, social media, and Web 2.0 tools.
In all, please take a minute or two and share your vision of what a 21st Century Classroom and Technology Integration looks like. Thanks to all that contribute!
Digital Storytelling PD Opportunities : 2011-05-20
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“Turn Up the HEAT” via YouTube : 2010-08-17
I was in Warner, Oklahoma on August 6, 2010 working with middle school and high school teachers on “Levels of Teaching Innovation” (LoTi). When at lunch I checked two of my PLN resources (Twitter and Plurk). In checking postings I came across one from Miguel Guhlin’s Around The Corner (@mguhlin on Twitter/Plurk) in San Antonio, Texas. Miguel was announcing that LoTi had just started their own YouTube Channel. What is amazing about PLNs is how fast the news gets around. It was not 10 minutes later that Fred Saunders called me personally from LoTi headquarters to check on the session and also let me know of the new release. I laughed when he mentioned it and explained I had already visited the site as a result of Miguel’s posting and write up on his blog. So, I contacted Miguel and asked if he would be willing to cross post his review of LoTi’s YouTube channel. Miguel graciously granted me permission to cross-post based on Creative Commons. Therefore, here is Miguel’s blog post. Thanks Miguel!
Forgive the hyperbole, since hot and flaming may not be the best way to describe the new YouTube videos from Dr. Chris Moersch on the Levels of Teaching Innovation (LOTI)! But you will have to make that determination.
Here’s the announcement:
It’s official! I have been working on getting these videos edited and uploaded for what seems like forever, but The LoTi Classroom officially has its own YouTube channel. There are five videos where Chris analyzes classroom videos based on the H.E.A.T framework. I am pretty excited about how they turned out, but I would also welcome any comments or suggestions you might have before we tackle the next round.
To see the videos go to http://www.youtube.com/user/loticlassroom
LeeChel Moersch, M.Ed.
Skype & IM: lotigirlleechel
If you don’t know about HEAT, you will definitely want to check out these other videos that Chris recorded when he came to my city some time ago. Those ARE on fire, probably because of the visual effect (smile).
I made the following suggestion, slightly edited to reflect new info I just became aware of:
You know, though, that most schools can’t access YouTube videos.
Would you also consider getting your own account at TeacherTube.com and Vimeo? That way, you could easily share the appropriate video source with campuses that can’t access YouTube.
Are you releasing them under Creative Commons Copyright ShareAlike-Noncommercial-Attribution? That way, folks will get really excited they can re-use your content under that copyright. To get even farther reach, drop the “noncommercial” expectation. That way, those videos will appear EVERYWHERE in content portals organized by commercial vendors.
Check them out and offer feedback!
ISTE 2010 and EBC10 : 2010-06-26
I am one of the many less fortunate educators (those unable to be in Denver, Colorado for ISTE 10 and EBC10) that believes strongly in 21st Century Skills while integrating technology into education. As a result of not being able to attend, I wante dto capture the excitement and opportunities to learn what is being presented at EBC10 and ISTE10. Therefore I decided to use Wiffiti to collect all of the Tweets and images from Flickr tagged with #iste10 and #ebc10 to capture everyone’s comments. Please enjoy the feeds as they are captured and displayed via the two embed screens.
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Differentiate Instruction with Discovery Education : 2010-05-25
Differentiated Instruction is defined by Wikipedia as “…providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and to developing teaching products so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability.” I ask this question of all educators “Is this not what we look to accomplish when working with small groups or individual students?” Well, Discovery Education Streaming now has a viable answer for providing differentiated instruction. Click here to read more
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