AT&T: “It Can Wait” Campaign in the classroom

30 Nov

AT&T’s “It Can Wait” Campaign to end Texting and Driving is a great way to share both a great and powerful lesson with students, while also showcasing the documentary genre.

Texting While Driving Toolkit (Education resources from AT&T)

Technology and Education: Do they go hand in hand?

27 Nov


A student’s viewpoint on the Technology and Education movement

Using iPads in the Classroom

27 Nov


iPads in the Classroom: A great Google site with tools to use iPads in your classroom
100+ iPad Apps Perfect for the High School Classroom

In this video, a first grade classroom takes you on a tour of their day-to-day use of iPads. Adorable!

In this video, a middle school teacher goes through his experiment with iPads in the classroom by focusing it on a “literacy project where students used iPads to create their own Digital Documentary”

Here are some links to other videos I found interesting. I love how the students were all incorporated, and each video showcases a different lesson in which the iPad is the main technology tool.

iPads in the Classroom: Kindergarten
Kindergarten classroom tour of using the iPad to learn reading and writing skills

The 3R’s: Using iPad in Reading
Using traditional reading tools with the iPad in an elementary classroom

Student Using iPad to Reinforce Lesson
Footage of one elementary student using an iPad app to reinforce a classroom lesson

Using iPod [Touches] in Our Classroom for the First Time
What happens when iPod Touches are used in one elementary classroom for the first time

How do iPads fit into the classroom dynamic? Are they merely just “another tool” or something worthwhile?

Did You Know?

27 Nov

Did You Know? A look into the future of technology in the classroom. Created in 2008, this video speaks volumes.

 

If this interested you, there was an update done in 2009. See the video below.

“What Teachers Make”

27 Nov

“Taylor Mali (http://taylormali.com), one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement… Mali is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having himself spent nine years in the classroom”

He has performed and lectured for teachers all over the world, and his New Teacher Project has a goal of creating 1,000 new teachers through “poetry, persuasion, and perseverance.”

If you’re an educator, it may leave you empowered. If you’re not an educator, it may have opened your eyes.

How could a video like this one inspire your students to engage in “poetry slam”? What is the benefit of spoken word in video form? Does this technology impact students in a positive way?

How do we get students to respond?

27 Nov

 

In his comics, Charles Shulz, “would show the children looking up at something and responding as if spoken to: “Yes sir” and “I understand” and so on. In the animated series, the teacher made an odd, comical sound instead of talking, the closest representation in typing being along the lines of “Wah wah woh wah wah”.”

“As in the comic, the viewer was meant to wonder what the adults were saying by observing the kids’ reactions

So, the big question…. How do we get students to respond to our instruction?

For more Cool Technology Resources, visit ED367’s Class Wikispace for lists of websites.

Bill Gates: “How Do You Make a Teacher Great?”

27 Nov

From the Annual TED Conference, Bill Gates discusses his own personal interpretation of the question: “How Do You Make a Teacher Great?”. This is part one of a two-part video series on YouTube.

A video from 2009, this goes hand-in-hand with the new discussions of how the Common Core standards will introduce a merit system. Do you agree with Bill Gates?