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Collaborating, Creating and Publishing are part of the keys to 21st Century learning skills in education. Ali Grasson joins the podcast to share some of the amazing things going on in her classroom.
As I sit back and reflect on this school year (yes, we should be doing this on a regular basis and not just at the end of the year), realizing it is already the beginning of February, I want to challenge you as parents, students, teachers, and administrators, and even the overall community to stop and reflect on this question: Have you made learning personal this year?
So I’m getting my feet wet here on The Disruptor Channel and hoping many of you are feeling inspired to put a toe in the water. I’ll take the fact that you’re stopping by as a sign that you just might be willing to give this disrupting thing a go. So, let’s dive in. But first let me throw you a life ring. More on it later, but if you’re new to this role of disruptor, feel free to hold [...]
The summer months for students and teachers brings rest, relaxation, and reflection. For teachers, it’s a common practice as well to attend professional learning seminars, prepare new lesson plans for the next school year, and continue to search for new and creative ways to reach and teach all students. A teacher’s learning process never ends, so I got to thinking. As a father of a soon to be first grader now, it’s become even more clear to me that our [...]
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about our summer goals and plans. How we as artists need a “recharge” and a time to reflect on our art and music. It is also a time for other passions and interests. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors: Tricia Fuglestad, Jen Kolze and Brenda Muench Show wiki: edreach.us Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- email@example.com
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk to about the apps we use to simplify our teaching on our own mobile devices and computer. These apps have transformed how we teach the arts and organize our lives in the educational setting. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors: Trisha Fuglestad and Jennifer Kolze Show wiki: edreach.us wiki Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- firstname.lastname@example.org
All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.” This proverbial saying has also commonly be quoted as “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, meaning “The times are changed and we too are changed in them (or during them).” This idea is linked back to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who is believed to have said: ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. [...]
UDL or Universal Design for Learning is a concept based in architecture. It might seem strange that a post about educating students comes from this area, but it will make sense. By using Universal Design, architects plan, from the beginning, a space that allows access to persons with all abilities. The same can be said for Universal Design for Learning. By planning our instruction from the beginning to be accessible for all students, we will be able to reach more [...]
I had Presidents’ Day off from school recently. It’s one of the perks of being a teacher. Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are lots of perks when you are a teacher. Our day ends at 3pm. No weekend work. Long winter breaks, spring break, and of course, one of the main reasons all educators decide to become a teacher; summer vacation. Are you picking up on my sarcasm? I hope so, because I’m laying it on pretty thick. Actually, my [...]
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think [...]
Level up everybody, EdGamer 38 is here! In this weeks episode we discuss Edmodo, Zack’s new XP point system and his unhealthy obsession with Excel. Later we take a trip to the greatest kingdom ever created called “Gerrytopia” and briefly discuss some new uses for the Khan Academy. Check it out!
WE’RE BACK! EdGamer welcomes you into 2012 with a show chock full of educational gaming information. In this episode we recap the holidays, visit a few new articles and look forward to the possible future of gaming and education. EdGamer 35 will give you everything you need to start your edugaming year off right! Tune in.
Everyday, educators are sharing their positive teaching and learning experiences with each other via the WhatIsYourEduWin.com website and the #EduWin hashtag on Twitter. You may be wondering… what is an #EduWin? An #EduWin can happen any time someone takes education forward. It is a way to celebrate all the fabulous things that are taking place in the world of education every day! So far, educators from all over the globe are sharing a daily #EduWin, and it is inspiring to [...]
Once again, the national media has made the focus on stuff in the classroom, and NOT on educational pedagogy. This story on NBC Nightly News focuses on The Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos, California. The Waldorf School does not include high tech devices in their educational curriculum. That I have no problem. Listen on to hear where the problem absolutely lies in this story. Show links: The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology (video) Waldorf School [...]
EdReach Note: Emily Thompson is the host of EdReach’s new show LiTTech, a show for the innovative librarian. LiTTech highlights the innovative news, gadgets, and resources for the literary educator. You can follow her on Twitter @librarianofdoom A couple of weeks ago, we briefly talked about how Librarians and Media Specialists often end up being the de facto tech training service for their organizations. For the most part, we love this (after all, who doesn’t like feeling like the cleverest [...]
The iPad 1:1 in Forreston is moving along nicely. Our bandwidth usage has curtailed a bit. Students and teachers have become more comfortable with the technology in the classroom. And so far there have been two casualties with equipment. One iPad, out of almost 500 handed out to students grade six through twelve, has suffered drop damage due to just too much on the desk (cannot wait for the paperless/textbook-less classroom). The other casualty shows that learning does really happen [...]
This week on EdGamer Episode 31 we have a special guest who will give us some proof that games and learning can be combined to equal some serious fun. Dan Rezac shares his perspective on the introduction of Civilization IV within his middle school. We also discuss a new app for the Field Museum in Chicago and how Zack is addicted to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Probably one of the scariest propositions of the iPad 1:1 Program at Forreston Junior/Senior High School was the idea that we were filtering only gambling and pornography via our Lightspeed filter system. Facebook is available. YouTube is available. iMessage is available. FaceTime is available. We have made our expectations of appropriate behavior clear to students and parents through documentation and meetings. We have almost five hundred students in grades six through twelve who have full access to these tools and [...]