7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom

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Here are seven key aspects that can help transform any classroom into a more engaging, and student-empowered learning space.
See the introductory blog post: http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/7-ways-to-transform-your-classroom/

Created for the Classroom 2.0 Live! Webcast - September 29th, 2012.
The show is embedded as an audio or video presentation here: http://live.classroom20.com/1/post/2012/09/inquiry-learning-and-empowering-students.html

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7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom

  1. 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom By David Truss http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com The 7 Ways images above are from iStockphoto except for: ‘Voice’ - Neon Mic by fensterbme on flickr, and ‘Play’ by David Truss
  2. 20 Minutes: http://2di.me/trans4med 3 minutes:http://2di.me/Trans4mEdu
  3. 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom http://2di.me/7trans4mHow will you transform your classroom into an inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment?
  4. “A car is not merely a faster horse. And email is not a faster fax... Play a new game, not the older game but faster.” Seth Godin Levels of Transport By Evan Leeson, ecstaticist on flickr
  5. 7 Ways to Transform Your ClassroomHow will you transform your classroom into an inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment?
  6. It’s not the tool,but how you use it that matters! Photo by David Truss http://2di.me/edtools
  7. http://2di.me/7trans4m
  8. When students get to choose their own topics, withguidance and support from their teachers, peers and community members, these learners will produce thoughtful, rich and compelling answers.
  9. When students get to choose their own topics, withguidance and support from their teachers, peers and community members, these learners will produce thoughtful, rich and compelling answers. http://2di.me/1inquire Which of these resources will you use to help you develop some inquiry based projects?
  10. http://sciencealive.wikispaces.com http://2di.me/WikiReflections
  11. Neon Mic byfensterbme
  12. An integral part of learning is the ability to share what you’ve learned with others in meaningful ways. Neon Mic by fensterbme
  13. An integral part of learning is the ability to share what you’ve learned with others in meaningful ways. Neon Mic by fensterbme How can you use recording devices to get students prepared for presentations,or to get students to share their work publicly?
  14. An important skill to learn is how to ‘write to a specific audience’,and there is no better way to promote this than togive learners a legitimate audience for their work.
  15. An important skill to learn is how to ‘write to a specific audience’,and there is no better way to promote this than togive learners a legitimate audience for their work. http://2di.me/3audience What can you do to increase the audience of your students’ work beyond the class or just you, their teacher?
  16. "It is no longer enough to dopowerful work if no one sees it.“ Chris Lehmann Àodìlì / 奥地利By α on flickr
  17. Collaboration is a learned skill that is essential in today’s world. Have students collaborate on projects that matter, in many different communities.
  18. Collaboration is a learned skill that is essential in today’s world. Have students collaborate on projects that matter, in many different communities. Who do you know in your community (or your online network) that can share their expertise with your students?
  19. Provided students with many opportunities to be designers, stewards and teachers. Every student has the potential to lead!
  20. Provided students with many opportunities to be designers, stewards and teachers. Every student has the potential to lead! http://2di.me/5leadershipHow can you create more authentic leadership opportunities for your students in your class?
  21. “We can never know the totality of our influence in the world, or what conversations happen in response to our work.” Bud Hunt Splash! By Luke Peterson Photography
  22. Play promotes discovery and invites the idea that we can have fun learning, even from our mistakes. Ingenuity and creativity are both sparked from an environment that incorporates play into learning.
  23. Play promotes discovery and invites the idea that we can have fun learning, even from our mistakes. Ingenuity and creativity are both sparked from an environment that incorporates play into learning. http://2di.me/6sanbox How can you embed ‘Game Design’ into your lessons?
  24. “We have been defining learning according towhat is to be learned… while what learners in fact want is not to learn per se but rather to do.” Stephen Downes ‘Father and son surf lesson in Morro Bay, CA 11 of 12’ by mikebaird on flickr
  25. A key principle in the new learningtheory, Connectivism, considers networks to be acentral metaphor for learning. Expose students to a multitude of learning networks.
  26. A key principle in the new learningtheory, Connectivism, considers networks to be acentral metaphor for learning. Expose students to a multitude of learning networks. http://2di.me/7networks What tools can you use to connect students to learning that’s happening in other physical and digital learning spaces?
  27. Where do I start?
  28. “To teach is to model and demonstrate, to learn is to practice and reflect.” Stephen Downes‘Push-ups’ by Ann Truss
  29. It starts with YOU! How will you (continue to) transform your classroom into an inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment?
  30. “Where do I start?” How will you (continue to) transform your classroom into an inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment?
  31. Pick ONE. How will you (continue to) transform yourclassroom into an inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment?
  32. Seek community (you are not alone). Do something transformative. Share what you learn. How will you (continue to) transform your classroom into an inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment?
  33. THANK YOU! http://2di.me/7trans4mhttp://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/contact/

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