Pr ofessionalNetwor ksCasey EubanksInformational Systems ManagementEDLD 5362 Lamar University
Why ProfessionalNetworks Web 2.0 tools allow educators to share best practice, ask questions and grow professionally (Hargardon, 2007) Collaboration is key to professional development (ISTE, 2008) Learning is inherently social (Vogel, 2009) “Educational Networking” is the use of social networking technologies for educational purposes (Hargadon, 2010)
Duties of theInstructionalTechnology Specialist Collaborate with other teacher concerning best practices as they relate to effective integration of technology. Integrate technology by creating and sharing effective lessons. Use The Interactive Whiteboard Revolution and Classroom 2.0.
The Interactive WhiteboardRevolutionhttp://iwbrevolution.ning.com/
The Interactive WhiteboardRevolutionhttp://iwbrevolution.ning.com Every classroom in our district has an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) IWB’s are only as interactive as the teacher allows them to be. (Quashie, 2009) The interactive whiteboard revolution provides me with a great resource to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom by making their lessons more interactive.
The InteractiveWhiteboard Revolutionprovides: Resources for members: Videos discussing tips for different lessons Group Discussions Special Education, Primary Teachers and High School Teachers Forum Allows collaboration with other teachers and IWB experts.
Impact Videos/Activtips Clips that describe the more advance functions of the IWB Photos Demonstrates how allows are using the IWB Placement in the classroom Different interactions Forums/Groups Allows me to discuss topics that is relative to my school/district
Classroom 2.0http://www.classroom20.com/ Support of teachers who are incorporating technology into their classroom Allows collaboration of teachers from many different backgrounds
Components Blogs/Wiki’s Collaboration Debate ideas Share lessons, videos, photos Interact with other teacher using technology
Why Networks Vast amounts of benefits for educators Ideas Did I mention Collaboration Sharing of Resources Changing the way educators look at Professional Development.
References Hargardon, S. (2007). A little help from my friends: Classroom 2.0 Educators Share Their Experiences, School Library Journal, 53(10), 44- 48 Retrieved from ERIC database. International Society for Technology in Educational, (2008). National Education Technology Standards (NETS T) and Performance Indicators for Teachers, Retrieved April 18, 2012, from http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/forTeachers/2008Standard . Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (2009). Wikis, Digital Literacies, and Professional Growth, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 52(7), 631- 634. Retrieved from ERIC database. Quashie, V. (2009). How Interactive is the Interactive Whiteboard?. Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, (214), 33-38. retrieved from ERIC database. Vogel, C. (2009). A call for collaboration, District Administration, 45(5), 22- 25, retrieved from ERIC database.