Vol.#56: Forgive Me EdTech for I Have Sinned. I’ve claimed that a tech tool should lead to new thinking.
However, perhaps this was somewhat hypocritical, because before I can wrap my head around a new tool for the first time, I need a familiar jumping-off place. Writer Igniter - DIY MFA : DIY MFA. Bloomin' Apps. Teaching Speaks Volumes. For this week’s post, I’d like to share a few images with quotes in relation to my thinking on #edtech.
I’ve talked about my passion for integrating technology from free iPad Apps for the ELA classroom to my list of tech tools for this upcoming year. I’ve also said technology is the power tool of education, and if you have a leaky pipe but grab a hammer, you are missing the point. A tool is only as good as the user. I saw this picture via a tweet from Zach Snow which makes a similar point brilliantly: This brilliant tweet from the brilliant Josh Stumpenhorst explained how too many teachers have this attitude surrounding technology integration: At first glance, it would look like these two images might be poking fun at those that use educational technology at all, but really it’s about using it correctly. Even if one weren’t inclined to use technology in the classroom, its use is required in several Common Core standards. Computer Science. Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch.
PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy. What is a PLN?
If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe other educators you worked with, but as the internet and web 2.0 tools have become nearly ubiquitous, PLNs can include tons of different communities – social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, wikis, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, and so many more. Week in the Classroom“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” Victoria A.
Davis Camilla, Georgia, USA Blog: Presentation Title“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” BioVicki Davis is a teacher and technology administrator at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. She has taught for four years at the high school and middle school level. For ten years prior, she taught professional development courses for teachers and college level adult computer literacy training. Description Vicki loves it when she gets students excited! Teach42. 2¢ Worth. Listen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day. Sadly, I missed the second day of the conference. I would first offer some constructive criticism to NCTIES , and to all such ed-tech conferences across the nation and around the world. You do a fabulous job of offering dynamic learning experiences for teachers who are new to teaching or new to utilizing contemporary information and communication technologies in their classrooms.
The only idea I can think of is to have one or two session rooms devoted to unconference topics. Now to the surprises It was in the student showcase, a part of most ed-tech conferences that I often miss, using it as an opportunity to visit the exhibitors or dash up to my room for something or other. “No software. After my hesitation, she continued, “..the game master.” Moving at the Speed of Creativity. Blog « Interact Cafe. I am a big fan of Two Guys and Some iPads.
@techminock and @techbradwaid are very passionate about teaching and do an amazing job of sharing that passion and resources with the world. They got me interested in Augmented Reality, and their site has a wealth of resources to help you understand what Augmented Reality is and how to get started with it. Now I am working to get teachers here as excited about it as I am! While there are more and more apps out there with auras already made, the real value I see for educators is the ability to create your own triggers and overlays. This allows you to make it relevant to whatever concepts you are teaching. Two cheat sheets have been created to help you with the process of creating auras with the Aurasma app. Your one stop nerd shop of edtech geekynessThe Art & Tech Teacher : lessons, classwork, creative writing & more. Leon Wieseltier Commencement Speech at Brandeis University 2013.
On May 19, New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier spoke at the commencement ceremony of Brandeis University, addressing the graduates as "fellow humanists.
" Here is a text of his talk. Has there ever been a moment in American life when the humanities were cherished less, and has there ever been a moment in American life when the humanities were needed more? I am genuinely honored to be addressing you this morning, because in recent years I have come to regard a commitment to the humanities as nothing less than an act of intellectual defiance, of cultural dissidence.