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  • Learning is About Understanding Relationships We never discuss the value and importance of human connection. Relationships. According to James colmer no significante learning takes place with a significant relationship. Everybody in this room has been affected by a teacher. How many times did you apolozige in front of your students. Give example of a terrible class. When I blushed. I was wondering how was I going to take my week students from where they are to were I want them to be Sometimes we have those aha moments when we make a different in our students´life. Example Coursera. You made me feel like I was able to pass the course. We come to classe exhausted.. taxi teachers in Argentina and we teach, because teaching and learning brings us joy We are educators we are born to make a difference. Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFnMTHhKdkw&feature=player_embedded is becoming less dependent on courses, exams & degrees, & more on people being linked, worldwide, to resources & to each other.
  • Traditional education focuses on teaching, not learning. It incorrectly assumes that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during, and after attending schools is learned without its being taught to us. A child learns such fundamental things as how to walk, talk, eat, dress, and so on without being taught these things. Adults learn most of what they use at work or at leisure while at work or leisure. Most of what is taught in classroom settings is forgotten, and much or what is remembered is irrelevant.
  • This is the best situation for your students but as teachers we never have the possibility of choosing the technology we are willing to use. Generally it is imposed on us and this is not very positive.
  • TAKE PART! The idea behind this month is to raise awareness in your classes and your schools about an issue relating to food. We deliberately chose a broad topic to allow people flexibility of choice. As long as it’s about food and issues (as opposed to, say, a lesson about food in different cultures or favourite foods or food idioms) we’re interested. Read about the event here . Here’s a veritable cornucopia of concrete ideas though on how you can participate. 1 Like our Facebook page and follow the tweets Show your support by liking our Facebook Event page . Then, during the whole month of
  • http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/05/a-new-role-for-avatars-learning-languages/ “ Most of my students were very embarrassed when asked to record their voices while speaking English; many of them had never actually heard themselves using a foreign language,” she said. But students felt more comfortable watching their avatar speak for them. “It has to do with the ‘hiding behind the mask’ effect: when we speak behind a mask, it’s as if you’re another character, you’re safer and less exposed.
  • https://popcorn.webmaker.org Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds.
  • Using video games as a reward for finishing learning It's fashionable right now for parents to use video games as a reward for having finished schoolwork or, for the really nice parents, as a reward for just having made it through the school day. The thing is that video games actually teach important skills for work . And kids who play video games do better as adults . I'm r eally happy to tell you that human resource managers understand this so well that it's been shown that people who play World of Warcraft at work during work hours on the work computer are higher performing employee s. There are lots of reasons for this . World of Warcraft is extremely competitive. It requires long‑term commitment and strategy , and it favors people who understand how to shift between different sorts of tasks that require different kinds of thinking.
  • Information literacy is the adoption of appropriate information behaviour to Definition by: identify, through whatever Johnston & channel or medium, information Webber well fitted to information needs, leading to wise and ethical use of information in society.” Sheila Webber, May 2008


  • 1. Jazz up your classes with technology by Jennifer Verschoor jenverschoor@gmail.com 2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference (RSCON)
  • 2. Jennifer Verschoor
  • 3. http://tinyurl.com/n4gcj59 http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2071460351 http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-3006884401 http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-82535061
  • 4. http://tinyurl.com/mgetpmo
  • 5. http://www.ardent-online.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/online_marketing_in_sixty_seconds_ardentonline.png
  • 6. Stressed teachers
  • 7. The objective of education is learning, not teaching http://www.imagelogr.com/image/nUE0pQbiY2kyqT91pzE1q2IvYzMlY3qjYJAioaEyoaDiqKOfo2Sxpl8lZQN5YmN1Y3E3nKE0MKVgMzSwMJWio2fhnaOa/twitter+facebook/jpeg
  • 8. Jennifer Verschoor http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.es
  • 9. What is classroom publishing?
  • 10. Publishing eBooks in the Classroom by Daughrity, Lea Anne by Daughrity, Lea Anne
  • 11. What is she doing?
  • 12. www.classdojo.com
  • 13. Digital Publishing People say.... Sometimes I.... I wish I could.... I create.... My community is... We can change.....
  • 14. Mark Pegrum Information Language Connection Remix
  • 15. Remix Literacies www.popcorn.webmaker.org
  • 16. www.kidrex.org www.plagium.com www.boolify.org http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/informa
  • 17. Connection literacy
  • 18. Argumentative essay I would have asked a lot more...... Thank you for this great experience..... This project would be excellent with a webcam and a good internet connection. I would like to do this several times with people from all around the world.
  • 19. Online Projects
  • 20. www.iearn.org/circles
  • 21. http://ourlearningcircle.blogspot.com.ar
  • 22. http://dinosaurproject.pbworks.com
  • 23. www.ticsenelaula.ning.com
  • 24. It´s not the tool that makes the learning experience....
  • 25. .....it´s the pedagogy.
  • 26. “Don´t innovate for the future, innovate for the present.” Peter Drucker Jennifer Verschoor jenverschoor@gmail.com