"“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” – John Dewey
Just a reminder that on October 10th we will be having our EdCampWP for our Professional Development day. I have decided to replicate the edcamp or “unconference” concept for this 1/2 day event.
I am asking for you to begin thinking of what you want to learn or share on October 10th. I am asking for you to volunteer and lead a discussion of your choice.
If you have questions or ideas on discussions please contact me in the coming weeks.
To learn more about EdcampWP or edcamps in general click here.
Tip on how have your students engaged will giving you essential data:
During Pre-Planning I demonstrated Socrative for the faculty. One of the nice features for Socrative was the ability to gather student data in a way that didn't seem like you were collecting data. Another great resource for doing this is Kahoot. Kahoot is a free game-based response system (Similar to Socrative). The teachers displays the questions of a quiz or survey on the screen and students can answer then using any web enabled device.
Showcasing brilliant apps on iOS to use in the classroom.
TouchCast allows users record a short video and then overlay widgets called vApps. vApps are moveable and can hold photos, maps, live web pages, Twitter streams, or other multimedia. Anyone watching the video via the TouchCast app (or website) can click on a vApp and interact with it all while staying in the video. Creators can even ask viewers questions and polls from within the Touchcast. Learn more here.
Blendspace - "Blend your classroom - Make the most of your time!"
Create lessons in 5 minutes!
- Collect web resources in one place and share with just one link
- Measure student understanding with built-in quizzes
- Monitor student progress and adapt to student needs in real-time
Ed Tech articles that I think you might enjoy.
As you may already know the latest iPhone released last week. In addition to larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple released the iOS 8 software. Just like each new iOS version before, iOS 8 brings a few subtle changes to the iOS. I have used the software extensively and I found this great article that summarizes After "five standout features that you’ll want to start taking advantage of right away."
Think about this...
Starting with what students are “doing” with technology is rooted in pedagogy. How do we change our though process?