What is TPACK? | Teaching Teachers for the Future We have understood for a long time that expert teachers are those who can bring together their deep knowledge of subject matter with profound understanding of what is good for learning. The combination has been described as Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and is more than the simple addition of two parts. The fusion is what enabled expert 20th century teachers to transform subject content and represent it in ways that made it accessible to individual learners in their specific contexts. In the 21st century, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is providing us with new ways to access and process knowledge in every field. ICT is also transforming pedagogy by providing new ways to engage learners. Expert teachers now are those who can bring together knowledge of subject matter, what is good for learning, and technology (ICT). TPACK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge This professional website was developed by Dr Matthew J. Punya Mishra's web Ideas videos
Symposium on Personalized Learning On August 4-6, 2010, more than 150 invited education leaders convened in Boston around the need for the systemic redesign of our K-12 education system to one that is centered on the personalized learning needs of each student. Attendees identified the top 10 essential elements and policy enablers. Now available are a report of these findings as well as an archive of the presentations, including session summaries and videos, student videos, and attendee poll results. November, 2010: Education Leaders Identify Top 10 Components of Personalized Learning. Innovative Policies, Developer Content and Data Tools are Key, According to Education Officials at SIIA Mobile Learning Forum Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:24 SIIA this week hosteda successful meeting with education policy makerstoenhance dialogue withdevelopers of moble learning and other educational technologies. Frequently Asked Questions about Student Data Privacy Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:19 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:50
My Advice About Teaching with Technology I spent a little time tonight looking back at the classroom blog that I started back during my first full year as a teacher, before I was even accepted in the Pinnacle Technology Leader program that we have in my county. In fact, I had forgotten that I even HAD a blog way back then, but the proof is there! What's interesting to me is comparing the blog I had then to the blog that I had the next year. One reason I love having a personal blog is because it's like a diary of sorts that reminds of those sometimes mundane turned awesome life happenings when memory fails. As is turns out, my classroom and professional blogs work the same way. In looking back at my first classroom blog, it was totally there to distribute information. But then I took a look at the classroom blog that I used the next year, and it had obviously evolved into something more than simply information distribution. But...just like my blog evolved in my 2nd year, so did my other use of technology. And you know what?
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? The 46 tools below, curated by Faisal Khan, are a good place to start.
50 Best Blogs for Online Educators | Online Colleges As students flock to online courses in greater numbers than ever, and even elementary schools add online components, more and more educators are needed for online colleges and online educational programs. Teachers working online must not only know their subject matter through and through, but also how to use the latest technology to communicate with and engage students. On top of all that, they also have to keep abreast of new ideas and products that will make their jobs easier and improve their ability to work with students. Fortunately, many who work in educational technology fields are more than willing to share their expertise with others online through videos, podcasts, and more commonly, blogs. And, after all, there are online colleges for education, as well! News and Views Give these blogs a read to make sure you stay in-the-know when it comes to all things edutech. Educational Technology Professionals Education Professionals Tricks, Tips and Resources
My Book Order "Teaching Generation Text" at this link. What's it about? TEACHING GENERATION TEXT looks at breaking the ban that exists in today’s schools and bridging the digital divide with cell phones, the most ubiquitous and overlooked learning device in American households. Learn how I became interested in using mobile devices for learning even though they were banned in my district, here. This video features me and my co-author sharing our thoughts about using cell phones in education. Want to know more about Teaching Generation Text? The secret is out! This is the first guide I created. TEEN GUIDE TO OPTING OUT OF SCHOOL Did you know that a young person can go to the College of their dreams and/or pursue that career they've always wanted without ever attending high school? Guides educators through getting started with using the devices they own and use everyday for leading, teaching, and learning.
Selecting the Right Technology Tool: Wikis, Discussion Boards, Journals, and Blogs (Essays on Teaching Excellence) Part Two Selecting the Right Technology Tool: Wikis, Discussion Boards, Journals, and BlogsTami J. Eggleston, McKendree UniversityThe POD Network Teaching Excellence Essay Series, 2010-11 In this essay, Eggleston discusses how daunting many faculty find selecting the right technology tool can be. In this blog post, we’ll expand on Eggleston’s essay and offer you an overview of blogs. What is a blog? Blogs are part of what Randall Bass and Heidi Elmendorf, of Georgetown University, call “social pedagogies.” In “7 Things You Should Know about Blogs,” Educause describes blogs as: An online collection of personal commentary and links. Essentially, a blog is a personal journal published on the web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. When to use a blog Blogging can be incorporated into the classroom in many different ways. Curious about how instructors are using blogs in their courses? Ready to get started?
Teacher Tutorial on Creating Personal Learning Network Creating your PLN is easier than you might even thought. Most of you are already familiar with some social media platforms such as Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Diigo, LinkedIn, but do you really know how to use them to create a personal learning network ? We have several guides to walk you through all the tips and tricks you need to know to start a powerful PLN. Check them out and share with us your feedback. The Importancre of PLNs in Education Watch this excellent video to learn about the importance of creating a PLN Guides Check out these guides to find out how other educators have used social media and other tools to grow their personal learning networks. Want to really make the most of your PLN?
50 Must-See Teacher Blogs Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.08K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. But I wanted t... 50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education 96.78K Views 0 Likes Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance. 100 Teaching Tools You Should Know About
Forum: It’s Personal – Personalized Learning for Students and Educators Key Questions Right Now: What practical steps can educators take to personalize learning for their students in 2012–13, and how can technology facilitate this? The Big Picture: How close are we to being able to realize the dream of personalized, differentiated, passion-based learning for educators and students, and what still has to happen to make this fully real? Getting Started Video: Watch the Forum Users Guide for a tutorial on how to get started. Notice: Forums have been archived! If you would like a copy of the Forum Archive please contact us..
35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals. Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially. Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. But how exactly do you go about doing that? Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible. Tips & Ideas Get started developing your social media PLN with these tips and ideas for great ways to make use of social tools. Actively make ties : It’s not enough to just follow and read, you need to connect. Guides Tools & Resources Want to really make the most of your PLN?
"La misión principal de la escuela ya no es enseñar cosas" Última actualización el 12 Agosto 2013 Visto: 13845 Califica este contenido!! "La misión de la escuela ya no es enseñar cosas. Para Tonucci, de 68 años, nacido en Fano y radicado en Roma, el colegio no debe asumir un papel absorbente en la vida de los chicos. "Necesitamos de los niños para salvar nuestros colegios", explica Tonucci, licenciado en Pedagogía en Milán, investigador, dibujante y autor de Con ojos de niño, La ciudad de los niños y Cuando los niños dicen ¡Basta! Dialogó con LA NACION sobre lo que realmente importa a la hora de formar a los más chicos y dejó varias lecciones, que muchos maestros podrían anotar para poner en marcha a partir del próximo ciclo escolar. Propuso, en primer lugar, que los maestros aprendan a escuchar lo que dicen los niños; que se basen en el conocimiento que ellos traen de sus experiencias infantiles para empezar a dar clase. -¿Cómo concibe usted una buena escuela? -La escuela debe hacerse cargo de las bases culturales de los chicos. -¿Qué recomienda?
Trustees Recently we presented an in-service to the Board of Education on The Digital Foundations of Teaching and Learning: Preparing for a Future that is Here Today. An abbreviated slideshare is included below. We also showed some fabulous video clips but we will save those for another post. “Technology IS just a tool, like a stick. In Surrey, we are using technology to TRANSFORM teaching and learning. We identified the Shifts that are Impacting Education globally, some of which include: 1. These trends are shaping the transformation of how we teach and how students learn. The BC Ministry of Education describes it as “Learning Empowered by Technology.” The wise use of technology for learning was endorsed in a research paper that examined high performing districts across Canada. So how are we doing that as a district? Here are some of the fire starters we have initiated in the district: We provided many learning opportunities to help feed their fire for learning.