Presentation Title: A Gardener’s Approach To Learning
When I left the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction in 1995, the Internet was still a wilderness for the educators who even knew that it existed. I, and others, saw ourselves as trailblazers, establishing routes and landmarks for those who followed.
Then, for years, settling that wilderness became an allegory for an education institution that was, at last, starting to establish the means to move into this new environment and even beginning to expect educators to leave the established but increasingly irrelevant centuries old structures and move into a new and fertile landscape.
It might be usefully to extend this story from pioneers, then settlers, and talk about learning gardeners. Our classrooms and extended learning environments have become great gardens of potential, and it has become our job to cultivate learning..
Presentation Title: Technology and Drama – teaching with glove puppets
Presentation Description: A junior science class is used here to demonstrate a lesson about multicelular organisms using glove puppets with a constructivist approach to problem solving and blended learning model. It has even been adapted by the teacher Roland Gesthuizen to help explore complex topics including technology issues such as cyberbullying, privacy, programming, copyright, freedom and ethical behaviour whilst improving their literacy and social skills. This is a very engaging way to quickly assess student understanding using some simple technology and computer skills without the need for sophisticated digital equipment.
Presentation Title: Shhh!!! The Students are Learning: Being an Effective Classroom Facilitator
Presentation Description: Be a facilitator of learning rather than a deliverer of information. Develop strategies for managing a classroom where students can have a leadership role and the teacher becomes the classroom coach. Strategies and practical tips for designing and implementing units will be shared.
Presentation Title: Constructing Digital Commonplace Texts Using Diigo, VoiceThread, VideoAnt, and YouTube Annotations the Classroom
Presentation Description: This presentation describes the use of Diigo, VoiceThread, VideoAnt, and YouTube Annotations to add annotations to texts, images, and videos to create digital commonplace texts.
Presentation Title: Aplicaciones Didácticas de la web 2.0:Buenas prácticas
Presentation Description: Experiencias pedagógicas con las webtools tales como el Podcasting, los webinar, la Radios educativa, la Red Social; los blogs educativos; las wikis para desarrollar la capacidad de la Comprensión de la información en el área de CTA con los alumno(A)s en la I.E Fernando Carbajal Segura 6039 de Lima Perú.
Presentation Title: Web Conferencing – Can We Chat?
Presentation Description: Web conferencing refers to a meeting, presentation or gathering online using a web platform and web cam. As a former campus instructional technologist, I conducted several web conferences with students. I adapted the tag line from Joan Rivers who was known for saying, “Can we talk?” and changed it to can we ‘chat’. Web conferencing includes chatting, the use of web cams, and a variety of other resources and tools that can be incorporated to enhance the web conference.
This presentation includes resources, tools and ideas for ways you can implement web conferencing with your students. The resources shared will help make your web conference sessions meaningful and easier to manage. There are many educators that use this strategy to connect with educators around the world. Don’t be afraid to jump in and use web conferencing with your students.
Research shows when students perform for an audience larger than their teacher and peers, the quality of the work produced is higher and the learning that occurs as a result is richer. Web conferencing is a way to expose your students to a larger audience and expand their horizons. Web conferencing allows you to bring world cultures into your classroom or go on a virtual field trip without ever leaving your classroom. Knock down the walls and bring the world to your students – one web conference at a time.
Presentation Title: Planificación y Diseño de Lección en Línea a través de Blogs
Presentation Description: The aim of this presentation is to show how blogs can be used to plan and design a paperless online lesson. To do that, I will start by defining what an online lesson is, its advantages and certain things we have to consider about it. I will also give a broad brush view on blogs before I start talking about planning and designing an online lesson using blogs. To end this presentation, I show a sample of an online lesson in Blogger.