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Swimming without
    Drowning:
Early Career Teachers and
  Web 2.0 Technologies

  Live Blog for Session at
http://tinyurl...
Early Career Teachers’
        Advantages
Willin
      gness
                         More
 to take
                      ...
Early Career Teachers’
      Challenges


 See Previous Slide 
So how does one
swim in the sea
 of technology
    without
   drowning?
How to Swim
• Work with the End in Mind
• Create a Window Into Your Classroom
• Cultivate Support:
     In Your School and...
Work With
      The End In Mind

Ask “What is the problem for
 which this is the solution?”

   Hat Tip to Jim Burke (http...
Problem: Students lose paper
 reader’s journals and cannot
   comment on each others’
journals w/o taking them home
      ...
Wiki for Reader’s Journals
Problem: Need way for
students to access class notes if
 they’ve been absent or missed
       something in class

   Solut...
OneNote Notebooks
Problem: Wanted students to
actively evaluate candidates’
  messages in 2008 election
  rather than being passive
        ...
Campaign Ads Wiki
Problem: Need an authentic,
engaging way for students to
 analyze characters in a text

     Solution: Glogster
Glogster
Create A Window
Into Your Classroom
Class Blog
Cultivate Support
 and Inspiration:
  At Your School
    and Beyond
At Your School
        teachers       Students
Veteran
         effectively
who are
       novatively
 and in
          hn...
Beyond Your School
        Twitter
         Nings
 Diigo for Educators
Twitter
Nings
Diigo in Education
Don’t Be Afraid
of the Epic Fail
It may turn out to be a learning
 experience or good training in
     frustration tolerance
Campaign Ads Wiki
Have a Backup Plan

• What will you do if your lesson plan
  doesn’t work?

• What should students do if homework
  requir...
Support for Early
Career Teachers
How to Be a Life Preserver
Encourage Early Career
           Teachers’ Efforts
• Hook them up with teachers in their discipline who
  are technologic...
Be Available
                    Email


In-person
(Crazy, I k
           now )
Contact Info and Links
        Meredith Stewart
         Cary Academy

 http://la6stewart.wordpress.com
meredith_stewart@c...
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NCTIES Early Career Teachers

  1. 1. Swimming without Drowning: Early Career Teachers and Web 2.0 Technologies Live Blog for Session at http://tinyurl.com/da9for
  2. 2. Early Career Teachers’ Advantages Willin gness More to take erience exp risks h tech wit sm selves sia them hu nt E A pass from other teachers and administrators because they’re the “new kids”
  3. 3. Early Career Teachers’ Challenges See Previous Slide 
  4. 4. So how does one swim in the sea of technology without drowning?
  5. 5. How to Swim • Work with the End in Mind • Create a Window Into Your Classroom • Cultivate Support: In Your School and Beyond • Don’t Be Afraid of the Epic Fail
  6. 6. Work With The End In Mind Ask “What is the problem for which this is the solution?” Hat Tip to Jim Burke (http://www.jimburke.typepad.com/)
  7. 7. Problem: Students lose paper reader’s journals and cannot comment on each others’ journals w/o taking them home or using class time Solution: Wiki for reader’s journals
  8. 8. Wiki for Reader’s Journals
  9. 9. Problem: Need way for students to access class notes if they’ve been absent or missed something in class Solution: Shared OneNote notebooks Other options: http://circusponies.com, http://evernote.com, Google Docs
  10. 10. OneNote Notebooks
  11. 11. Problem: Wanted students to actively evaluate candidates’ messages in 2008 election rather than being passive viewers Solution: VoiceThread, Wiki, and The Living Room Candidate
  12. 12. Campaign Ads Wiki
  13. 13. Problem: Need an authentic, engaging way for students to analyze characters in a text Solution: Glogster
  14. 14. Glogster
  15. 15. Create A Window Into Your Classroom
  16. 16. Class Blog
  17. 17. Cultivate Support and Inspiration: At Your School and Beyond
  18. 18. At Your School teachers Students Veteran effectively who are novatively and in hnology using tec ructional Inst chnology te staff Professional Developmen t/ Trainings
  19. 19. Beyond Your School Twitter Nings Diigo for Educators
  20. 20. Twitter
  21. 21. Nings
  22. 22. Diigo in Education
  23. 23. Don’t Be Afraid of the Epic Fail
  24. 24. It may turn out to be a learning experience or good training in frustration tolerance
  25. 25. Campaign Ads Wiki
  26. 26. Have a Backup Plan • What will you do if your lesson plan doesn’t work? • What should students do if homework requires technology, and it isn’t working?
  27. 27. Support for Early Career Teachers
  28. 28. How to Be a Life Preserver
  29. 29. Encourage Early Career Teachers’ Efforts • Hook them up with teachers in their discipline who are technological innovators • Be available during their classes, especially if they’re starting something new • Model technology in your interactions with them • Be persistent
  30. 30. Be Available Email In-person (Crazy, I k now )
  31. 31. Contact Info and Links Meredith Stewart Cary Academy http://la6stewart.wordpress.com meredith_stewart@caryacademy.org Twitter: msstewart

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