We've been hunting down topics to cover for future #edchat discussions! Please help us out by proposing questions you'd like to see investigated! We'll add them to the twtpoll! We can't do this without your help!
I would love to hear about how schools are handling students on the web and if teachers are blocked from sites? We are blocked from so many useful websites and all social networking which goes against our state standards. It is hard to know what is safe for our students but I believe that is what should be taught and not blocked. What are your thoughts on this subject?
1. I would like to see a question related to the use of specialists in elementary and middle schools. Saw a Facebook post from a colleague who teaches high school Language Arts - she was extremely frustrated at the quality of writing her students had put forth. Wondering if others have come across similar issues and how other districts go about addressing the lack of specialists at younger grades and the impact that invariably has on students.
2. I would also like to see a question related to note-taking strategies? What kind of strategies do people use to convey information. Too often I find giving students notes to copy down does not engage them, but other systems that I know of do not necessarily convey the same amount of information. Looking for a balance.