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We wanted to share some great resources from coolcatteacher.blogspot.com. Take a look at these select lesson plans, compiled and commented on by Georgia teacher Vicki Davis:
• Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards | Edutopia Edutopia’s guide to websites, organizations articles relating to the common core. I do think they are missing “Share My Lesson” from the AFT and TES, but this may have been written before that site launched. A great overview.
• Film as a Great Motivator | Edutopia The right film and the right moment can create mood and meaning. Today in the Olympics, the swim coach was talking about how he had shown a clip from Saving Private Ryan and team members took on a different air of brotherhood and working together as a team. Film can be a great motivator and teacher in the classroom when well done. It can also be a boring “beuller” moment if not picked well. I like how this blog post deconstructs the use of video and how it can be used effectively in the classroom. I think it is a great read for all teachers.
• Pinterest- Search results for classroom door- Cute ideas for classroom doors.
• Wikis in the Classroom- A lovely website about wikis and the use in the classroom.
Here are the top five blog posts for last month on The Wired Classroom — have you read them (or in #1′s case, played it?)?
#1 Google’s Les Paul Doodle
#2 Two St. Louis area Educators are Making IT Happen
#3 Google Earthlings
#4 Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons
#5 ISTE Announces 2011 Outstanding Leader Award Recipient: Missouri’s Monica Beglau
Here are the top five blog posts for last month on The Wired Classroom — have you read them?
#1 The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Videoconference
#2 New Class! Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum
#3 Google Teacher Academy Taking Applications
#4 ISTE Announces 2011 Outstanding Leader Award Recipient: Missouri’s Monica Beglau
#5 SMART Classes Coming Up!
Three Midwest Education Technology Conference featured speakers have been announced: (from left to right) Howie DiBlasi, David Jakes, and Scott Meech.
DiBlasi is currently a member of the Alan November Consulting Team, and is a recognized leader in digital technology, multi-media, interactive videoconferencing and 21st Century learning. He has extensive hands on experience in training administrators and educators using 21st Century technology and applications. Join him for a preconference workshop on Monday, February 8 or attend one of his breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9 & 10.
Jakes has spent 25 years in education as a teacher, staff developer, and technology coordinator. His interests in educational technology include digital storytelling, the application of geography-based systems for learning, and developing online communities of learning through blogging, wiki and other connective technologies. Jakes presents breakout sessions Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9 & 10.
Meech is starting his 15th year in education. He currently works at The Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois as the district Technology Facilitator. As an early technology adopter, he became the test pilot for any and all new tech initiatives. Meech’s teaching quickly transformed from a traditional teacher-centered paradigm to a constructivist student-centered approach. He presents breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9 & 10.
METC 2010 is February 8, 9, 10. Registration opens October 1, 2009. For more information on METC 2010, visit the conference’s Moodle.
Tags: 21st Century technology, Alan November Consulting Team, blog, constructivist student-centered, David Jakes, Howie DiBlasi, METC 2010, Midwest Education Technology Conference, Scott Meech, teacher-centered paradigm, wiki
Thanks to my colleague Stacey Franks for sharing this wiki (“a Visual Representation of Bloom’s Taxonomic Hierarchy with a 21st Century Skills Frame“) with me: visualblooms.wikispaces.com.
Mike Fisher, a teacher in western New York, created the diagram at left and his blog, DigiGogy: A New Digital Pedagogy can be found at digigogy.blogspot.com/. Take a moment to check out both his wiki and blog!