Student-centered learning experience I want my students to work collaboratively together on a project and get the benefits of common knowledge, process and critical thinking Use collaborative Google Apps for Education tools (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings) where every group member can work on the […]
A few Portland area educators one evening were discussing on Twitter that we should get together face-to-face and meet each other and share ideas .. and bring a friend. Next thing you know we start brainstorming ideas for an unconference workshop day. What is an unconference? An unconference is a day where teachers / admins/ tech coordinators / Principals / IT folks self-organize their own day of professional development.
edcampPDX was born out of that discussion. Our first annual edcampPDX will be held at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory on Thursday, August 18th from 8:30-3pm. Information can be found at: http://edcamppdx.wikispaces.com/
The edcamp format expects everyone to come ready to learn and share. Sessions are suggested by participants and lead by participants. Its good old fashion do-it-yourself professional development. You learn what you want to learn.
I’m hoping some folks will lead discussions about:
- Project based learning
- Moodle 2.0
- WWG (wonderful world of Google)
- Collaborating with fellow teachers
- Bring you own devices
- Web 2.0 smackdown
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! http://edcamppdx.wikispaces.com/
Curriculum ideas for Technology Integration based on National Technology Standards for Students Creativity and Innovation:Demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving skills to develop innovative products and processes using digital technology Recording personal memoirs w/ images in iMovie or Photostory Create a website using Wix or […]
For an upcoming workshop I am collecting real examples from teachers to help compare the difference between an assignment that is “a technology ACTIVITY” vs. one where “technology SUPPORTS STUDENT LEARNING”. Could you please help me out and fill out this short form:
Voicethread Project: Reflections on educational technology. Directions: Take a moment to browse through the quotes on the following VoiceThread slides. Choose one that speaks to you and reflect upon its meaning. Add your reflection to the slide by recording a comment with the phone feature, […]
After discussing an article about how the Obama administration is using technology to make a difference and encouraging community service, I asked my students in my 8th Grade and Computer Applications classes to reflect on their experience of using technology to “Be the Change in […]