Five minute discussion: 1. What tools and strategies are you currently using with your students that are successful? 2. How do you know they are successful?
<ul><li>Flow </li></ul><ul><li>(engagement?) </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by Mihály Csíkszentmihály </li></ul>
The mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing by a feeling of energized focus , full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. WIkipedia
Balance between ability level and challenge Wikipedia
Lack of awareness of time, distorted sense of time (clock watcher?)
A sense of personal control over the situation or activity.
The activity is intrinsically rewarding , effortless http://www.flickr.com/photos/53539456@N00/437085000/
‘ We’re not reading and writing across and down the page anymore. We’re reading and writing in three dimensions – across, down and out, the out being hyperlinks.
It’s a whole different kind of literacy; it's a whole different kind of writing; it’s a whole different kind of reading. It’s a type of literacy that can’t be done anywhere else but on the web. James Yap Director of instructional technology Ramapo Central School District, Hillburn, NY T.H.E Jounal, april 2009 p. 24
It’s a different world for our students http://earth.google.com/images/index-earth_lg.jpg