Here is an updated version of a presentation CULTIVATING HUMANITY IN A SCHOOL.ppt that I gave at my school in 2005. The title was inspired by Martha Nussbaum's book.
Although the presentation was prepared with the help and support of a few colleagues, it went down in flames because it was so badly timed. It came right after a workshop conducted at my school by two of the foremost… Continue
Added by Gautam Sen on July 12, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I would like to hear from those of you who have instructional coaches collaborating with the teachers at your school. In your opinion, what are some of the tasks they complete or guide others to accomplish that have the greatest impact? Those of you who believe you work side-by-side with a tremendously inspirational instructional coach I wonder if you would share a brief story about this person?
Added by Meredith Johnson on July 12, 2010 at 12:01am —
Recent Slideshare worth investigating about The Semantic Web
Added by Jeffrey Thomas on July 11, 2010 at 3:46pm —
Take a look at my most recent collection of EdTech Resources at Tech the Plunge
Added by Jeffrey Thomas on July 11, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Full of new ideas and lots of texts from ISTE, I began with Alan November's "Web Literacy for Educators". It seemed the most appropriate place to start. I went into it thinking "What should I know before I can teach my students"..This is what I walked away with... in short, of course.
Anyone can author a web page.
The most important thing in web literacy is to know the Grammar of the Internet. Things teachers take for granted, such as how to read a URL, how to find out who… Continue
Added by Deborah West on July 8, 2010 at 10:00pm —
So, I have applied for a school district out of my home state. I have progressed to the 2nd phase of the application process (which is huge in my eyes). The second phase requires me to record a 5-minute lesson plan showcasing my talents as a teacher. As a first year teacher, I find this a challenge to greatly demonstrate my skills, strategies, ideas and techniques in such a limited amount of time.
However, because I would really like to get this job, I have gone with what is required of… Continue
Added by Lauren on July 7, 2010 at 12:12am —
You can tell it has been 3 days since my last blog, and with good reason! The last three days have been the most incredible, information packed days I can remember in a very long time. I went into ISTE with a plan. I was truly in need of learning how to manage the modern-day classroom and increase student and teacher efficiency in the classroom. This past year has not been my best in the classroom, and as a reflecting practitioner, I can recognize that.
MY plan was shot all to pieces… Continue
Added by Deborah West on July 1, 2010 at 11:07pm —
Many shudder at the mere mention of the word.
Personally, I like it.
The way people speak is the way they think.
The way they choose to order their thoughts, the way they construct their ideas in sentences... personally, I find it a trip.
But, that's just me.
Most of the other 6 billion humanoids, that share this orbiting rock with me,… Continue
Added by Mau Buchler on July 1, 2010 at 3:53am —
As most people in education will now know, the Government have decided that the Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum must be shelved. We enter the next phase of government shaped educational ideology which will shape our schools and education system for the next few years. No doubt when this government have run their course we will have new ideological changes heaped upon education as this political football continues to be booted from one end of the ideological pitch to the… Continue
Added by andy mellor on June 29, 2010 at 5:11pm —
As a new crop of teachers are slowly being introduced via email by my principal, I thought about what I was told in college about what to do as a new teacher. And then I thought about how horrible some of that
advice was. So here is my top ten of new teacher myths - feel free to
add more, I know they are out there!
Myth 1: Children are only learning when they are quiet and focused on the teacher.
Reality: So we all know this one isn't true,… Continue
Added by Pernille Ripp on June 29, 2010 at 2:30pm —
While investigating the numerous opportunities and resources available to educators that I was learning about in the SMART workshop, I overtasked my battery and was unable to master the texting that the 2013's have so eloquently managed to do without even looking at a keyboard, so I return today with the rest of yesterday's wonderful enlightenment.
Session 3 by Ms. Hero was very helpful in seeing how interactive whiteboards can make the classroom more efficient and engaging to… Continue
Added by Deborah West on June 28, 2010 at 8:00am —
Learning Matters- Technology Strategies for Success
Digital Content for Digital Natives:Engaging Today's Tech-Savvy Students
WOW! She's dynamic. She is really showing us what classrooms look like in today's world without technology. My greatest aha has been "We didn't ban pencils when kids could poke others with them, so why are we banning technology(cell phones, etc) from our classrooms?"
Student engagement is… Continue
Added by Deborah West on June 27, 2010 at 11:18am —
What a wonderful experience arriving in Denver for ISTE this year. The city is warm and friendly, the Volunteers are kind and helpful with a great sense of humor, and excitement abounds.
After a hurried check-in, we took off to white-water rafting at Clear Creek Rafting Company. I highly recommend this adventure tour to anyone who has some time available on Tuesday for the next round of that tour. The guides were wonderful, knowledgable and comforting. I never dreamed I would… Continue
Added by Deborah West on June 26, 2010 at 11:00am —
An interwebz mate
asked me for my thoughts on video games and education.
More specifically, he wanted to know whether video games really
work in the classroom,
from a pedagogical point of view. I responded very pedagogically that… Continue
Added by Mau Buchler on June 26, 2010 at 12:30am —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 23, 2010 at 11:30am —
Here is my latest post.
I want to encourage you to read this book Teaching Like Your Hair's on Fire
by Rafe Esquith. You will get so much out of it. Trust me.
Added by Jeffrey Shoemaker on June 17, 2010 at 9:02am —
A friend, who's roaming the planet, updated her status on FB mentioning how good it was to have time to research all those things she'd always wondered about... using Wikipedia.
Almost immediately, another friend, who's a teacher, felt the need to warn her that all that knowledge she was gleefully absorbing was probably not trustworthy, because... you know... it's wikipedia... and stuff... ya know?
Ok, in a run-on sentence: Wikipedia is an open-source… Continue
Added by Mau Buchler on June 16, 2010 at 6:02am —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 15, 2010 at 9:46am —
I chatted with our teaching and learning group recently about the qualities of an effective learner. We were talking specifically about the need… Continue
Added by Michael Shepherd on June 14, 2010 at 4:41pm —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 10, 2010 at 4:36pm —