This is a presentation I have used with teachers in my school district. I begin my presentation by introducing Thinkquest and, depending on the workshop, lead into instruction on project-based learning.
Welcome to the 21st Century<br />and<br />Simply Powerful Teaching …and Learning…<br />with Technology!<br />Much of this material was originally presented by Bernie Trilling [Global Director, Oracle Education Foundation] for the inaugural 21st Century Learning Institute in California in November of 2007. <br />Re-presented and adapted by Jim Batchelor, February, 2009. Thanks to Bernie for his permission to reuse many slides.<br />
From philosophy to the classroom practice...<br />Lesson by lesson or...<br />Project-based learning using Thinkquest as a tool!<br />Engagement, engagement, engagement!<br />
Thinkquest.org: Simply Powerful Teaching With Technology<br />TENTATIVE AGENDA<br />10:00 am <br /> - Introduction and survey of experience/questions/areas to pursue<br /> - Oracle Education Foundation: Background to Think.com and Thinkquest<br /> - Thinkquest hands-on activities: how it works for me as a teacher and for my students<br />oYour turn! Using Think tools [set up your page on our site]<br /> Login Username: dlc<br />Password: liesure [please be careful...3 errors shuts us down!]<br />oHow to use Think for assignments [post on student site vs post to teacher site]<br /> - at the least…a new tool; at the most…a new way of teaching<br /> - introduce/review role of essential questions for inquiry-based learning. Time problem? Roland Case [TC2]<br /> - discuss guidelines and exemplary PBL resources of BC government<br /> - What is an essential question? Oracle uses a Thinkplan and Workplan for learning projects<br /> - break into groups to brainstorm essential questions and consider how to incorporate into Think.com <br /> - continue developing the remainder of learning project components<br /> - regather for “show and tell”; review<br />11:30 Lunch<br />
Resources<br />In Thinkquest, see "Help" then "Lessons & Tutorials" <br />www.thinkquest.org<br />http://www.tc2.ca/wp/<br />http://www.wested.org/pblnet/resources.html<br />http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/technology/6-9.htm<br />http://www.eschoolnews.com/emails/eSN/0205SpecialReport.htm<br />