Challenges 6 and 7--Toshiba Garner Submitted by Garner, Toshiba (tgarner2) on 2/17/2013 7:19:19 PM Challenge 7I do not work in the school system at this time. Some teachers use tools like Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube in the classroom that help students work collaborative; formulate, express and discuss their viewpoints; and become active participants in classroom discussions. Savvy teachers can also use social media tools to discuss issues like online bullying and digital…See More
I have researched two connecting organizations mentioned in the chapter and found two projects that I felt were quite interesting, and I learned from. The first is found at http://www.digiteen.org and is called the Digiteen…"
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I have researched two connecting organizations mentioned in the chapter and found two projects that I felt were quite interesting, and I learned from. The first is found at http://www.digiteen.org and is called the Digiteen Project. It is a project for ages 11 and up to study digital citizenship with partners around the world and culminating in a local-school digital citizenship action project.
This project is open twice a year (Sept-Dec) and (Feb-May) for new applicants. It is a great project for students to find information through a series of videos (chosen by school), research current digital citizenship trends, and news and compile collaborative reports with others around the world, thus making fact based recommendations in offline action projects at their local school to promote safe, appropriate online behaviors.
An example, was found in the blogs of two classroom teachers who connected via Skype. Miss McGuyer's class from Alabama and Miss Wisneskis's class from Wisconsin. These classrooms discussed and researched netiquette, online safety, and how different areas of the nation are perceived.
This project was for prek-3rd grade classes worldwide. It required a 1-5lb pumpkin and an information sheet to be used to post results. The students would estimate the number of seeds in a pumpkin, scoop and count the seeds as the teacher cut it open. Then the class compared their guesses with a final pumpkin seed count. Next the classes would submit their results online in a collection database with other participating classes. Fun activities involved a pumpkin fashion show where students created (drawn/carved) pumpkins and uploaded pictures to Pinterest page for the project. Classes used skype, and email to connect. The project also shared collaboratively activities, resources and books for ideas using pumpkins and pumpkin themes. The results of the latest project were 4,369 participants, and 91,357 seeds.
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Want to change your life dramatically after finishing alma mater? Dreaming about the turbulent career? Never stop growing in wisdom. Definitely, to succeed in your profession as well as in your social life you need not only to gain new knowledge but also to apply it in proper way. Evidential fact, that knowledge must be followed by practice, otherwise theory becomes vain without it. The main…See More
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A group where educators can learn and identify which Educational Technology tools are appropriate for them.I'm hoping to simplify this process for educators and am open to any feedback (organization, specific sites, beta vs ready, etc etc.)See More
With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More