Fairview Park, Ohio, USA
“Who’s Teaching Who?: Are We Ready”
Chris is in his tenth year of teaching and finishing up his Masters in Educational Administration. He currently teaches High School Graphic Arts, Photography, and Web Design at Fairview High School in Fairview Park, OH. Chris is also the district webmaster. He currently uses Blogging, a Mac OSX podcasting server, Flickr, and other multimedia tools to promote an on-line communication learning environment.
Throughout the history of education, the role of the teacher has been the all-knowing and center of educational knowledge in their content area. I would like to present a different side of learning where students create a presentation on how technology (specifically WEB 2.0 and multimedia) can change the role of the teacher and the way information is gathered and disseminated. It is my belief that the role of the teacher has potential to become that of a facilitator of knowledge. Keeping students on track, within a structure and guided toward an end goal. We have to embrace the power of learning from one-another and understand that each individual can be a contributor to the creation of the learning process. I believe that the Web 2.0 can afford them and others around the world the tools to build such a collaborative learning environment. The means to take ownership in not only their own, but others learning as well. The culmination of a week in my classroom will revolve predominantly around my web design students and their thoughts on topics relating to technology, specifically web 2.0. There will be daily discussions via BLOGS, postings on what the students did that day, and a video that showcases these student’s thoughts. The plan is to not stop there, but to continue having dialogues via BLOGGING and PODCASTING.
Blog Category for Week in My Classroom
Please read the student comments to the daily postings
Podcast Category for Week in My Classroom
Location for Week in Classroom VIDEO
Student Flickr Art Gallery
School Web Site