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Finding Inspiration: Real Teachers and Students Transforming Teaching and Learning

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Presentation for Elmhurst College event
October 21, 2009

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Finding Inspiration: Real Teachers and Students Transforming Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. + Finding Inspiration: Real Teachers and Students Transforming Teaching and Learning Lucy Gray
  2. 2. + Where Do I Start ?!?!?
  3. 3. + Enlist Help  Consult on a regular basis with your building tech coach, tech coordinator, or curriculum specialist  Find an online community or mentor.  Illinois Computing Educators  Classroom 2.0  Classroom 2.0 Live  Webinar Calendar on Classroom 2.0 Live Site  EdTechTalk  Women of the Web 2.0
  4. 4. + Examine Your Curriculum: Integration vs. Decoration *  What concepts are difficult to teach?  What are you most confident teaching? Least confident?  What concepts need to presented in a more compelling way?  What do you already doing that might fit well with technology?  What can be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time?  How can you address both state standards and NETS standards? * Credit to Tom Woodward for this phrase!
  5. 5. + Focus on One Project, One Tool  Pick one thing and do it well.  Gain confidence  Consider using a tool that you can build on.  Wikis, blogs  Let kids see work of others who came before them.  Expect kids to help.  Create tech oriented jobs in your daily classroom job assignments.  A student who maps geographic locations mentioned in class in Google Earth  Create routines where technology is used on a daily basis.  Interactive whiteboard calendar
  6. 6. + Join a Project in Progress  Consider a joining a project run by another teacher.  Classroom 2.0  Global Education Collaborative  ThinkQuest.org  Rock Our World  Around the World with 80 Schools
  7. 7. + Engage in Online Communities  Visit blogs of people in the know  Silvia Tolisano – Langwitches  Kim Cofino – Always Learning  Lisa Harrison – Passionately Curious  José Picardo – Box of Tricks  Will Richardson - Weblogged  Explore the Classroom 2.0 community  See the Enlist Help slide  Start following people in Twitter. Click here to get started.  Participate in the K12 Online Conference
  8. 8. + Starting Points
  9. 9. + Technology Integration Matrix
  10. 10. + K12 Horizon Report
  11. 11. + The School at Columbia Google Apps Social Network Constructivist
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  13. 13. + Lisa Parisi & Christine Southard “I have moved from a teacher-directed classroom to a project-based learning classroom. My students are much more connected outside of the classroom and are much more willing to step outside their comfort zone to collaborate with others.” – Lisa Parisi
  14. 14. + Wikis  Time Zone Experiences  Classroom Book Talk  Mysteries of Harris Burdick  Comparing Hemispheres  Poetry Collaboration
  15. 15. + Valerie Becker
  16. 16. + Global Collaborations  Global Learning Partners  Where Are We? Who Are We?  Laura Jernegan  Whaling  What a Wonderful World  Learning About Whales
  17. 17. + Karl Fisch
  18. 18. + A Whole New Mind
  19. 19. + This I Believe
  20. 20. + Contact Information  Email: elemenous@gmail.com  Blog: http://lucygray.org  Skype: elemenous  iChat/AIM: elemenous  Flickr/Delicious/Twitter etc: elemenous
  21. 21. + Presentation Resources Slides can be found at: http://lucygray.org Links to resources mentioned can be found at: http://delicious.com/elemenous/teachernet09

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