Continuing on with my tweets from sessions I attended at ISTE…this will be MUCH easier for me to reference back too, reflectively, once we go back to school. 🙂
Cool Google Tools for the BYOD Classroom, w/Tammy Worcester Cool collaborative tools for any device
- Simple but basic, use google forms to aggregate answers from Ss, copy/paste into wordle…see what concept jumps out Use for everything from a get to know you to a review lesson
- Don’t stiffle students’ creativity, give them options
- The best way to get teachers to try new tech is by focusing on the “value” the verbs, not nouns!
- Ss asked to pick smewhere else 2 live on google forms, gve reason, copy places, paste, and create a class where we could live map! Batchgeo.com lots of great social studies/community potential!
- Google drive creates QR codes automatically for a link.
Who owns the learning? w/ Alan November I’ve heard this talk before but there are always gems to be found!
- The very basic structures of our schools don’t allow Ss to own their learning.
- Teachers shld do more listenN than talking. Some kids have the right answer but the wrong logic, allow group tests. Loves this idea. Allow for 20 min of individual work, 20 min of group work, and 20 min to create their OWN questions over the content. Adam Bellow said, “Cheating in the real world is called collaboration.” and I think this in the classroom would be an excellent gauge in students ability to both collaborate and rationalize their answers.
- why teach digital citizenship – we have a moral and legal obligation to do so that impacts far greater than classroom mgmt.
- What if kids checked their answers on tests by consensus with access to resources and then debate answers?
- Schools don’t have technology problems,have a work ethic problem. We’re not creating passionate life long learners
- Research shows adolescents prefer to learn frm a peer, not an adult. Every S shld be a teacher.
- What if kids were so passionate about learning that we had to scramble to get out of their way?
- Club academia: look it up… 🙂 a resource of student made videos
- I did it the assignment b/c the teacher was checking it off as completed, but if I create a tutorial, I HAVE to learn it and learn it well.
- Most kids only have one person as their audience – @globalearner says give the kids a voice in their learning and take it GLOBAL!
- One day we schools will get over the fear of posting S vids & pics, like the rest of the world, and let kids inspire kids.
- Most difficult thing to do in @globalearner ‘s job? Getting people to unlearn & shift control…making the adults in the room understand it’s ok to not have control.
- Its not about technology, it’s shifting about control, relationships, and who owns the learning.
- What you do in the first five days shows what you value in your classroom.
- Teachers are needing to teach S to be able to ask the most interesting, sophisticated questions
- The more you know about your content, the less you’re able to understand a first time learners struggle.