Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock 09/12/2012

  • From the Classroom to the World – Flat Classrooms

    Sue Levine ROCKS. Here is her reflection about how she wants her students to be able to say “Hello World.” So many teachers want to connect globally and it can be done. It doesn't have to be challenging and you can follow the patterns of other teachers who have done it safely while still meeting standards. Read Sue's post as she reflects upon her journey with her students into the world. (See the book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds for more information.) “For at least a year, I have been frustrated because my students and I did not have an opportunity to “get out into the world” or “bring the world to us.”  In facilitating an after school technology club, I got to experience the joy that the students felt as they studied and created technology integrated projects and posted them to School Tube. However, this is as far as they got. It's like they hit a wall. They mainly interacted with one another. The webwasher prohibits any form of interactive media so the students could not blog about their projects or post comments to interesting online findings so there was no “Hello World” for them! Now that I am a part of the Flat Classroom community, I am going to advocate for my students and their involvement in global projects.”

    tags: teaching education flatclassroom flatclass

  • Our Pathways to Learning – ways we built knowledge

    “Our Pathways to Learning – ways we built knowledge” Three teachers share how they have build their pathways to learning. I love the wonderful stories and serendipitous experiences that have shaped their lives. These would make great case studies for discussing the modern, connected teacher and how they are connecting online. If you have a college class and study them, you could ask them questions on the Ning as well.  (Anyone can join.)

    tags: education flatclass teaching pln

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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