This page contains resources from my work with the OABCIG (IA) Community Schools. These materials are made available under a Creative Commons 3.0 attribution-share alike license, which means that you are both allowed and encouraged to use them! Please contact me if you have any other questions about these resources.
January 2, 2013
- What schools need: Vigor instead of rigor
- Personalization v. differentiation v. individualization
- Students’ work must have wings
- Kathy Cassidy – Pennsylvania, Serbia, Greece
- Extreme Biology blog
- Blogging services: Class Blogmeister, Edublogs, KidBlog, WordPress, Blogger
- Flat Classroom projects (see also their book!)
- School connection and collaboration resources
- iOS education app reviews and web sites
- Google Drive templates
- PrimaryPad (example) & Sync.in & PiratePad
- Google jockeying
- Tricider: Example, How can we get more PBL into our classrooms?, Ideas for using Tricider with students
- Google Moderator (example)
- Intervue: How digital is your classroom?
- Twitter: Introduction to hashtags, New York Times 1, New York Times 2, Monica Rankin
- Ideas for ways to use backchannels in class
Student content curation
- What can we do to increase the cognitive complexity of students’ day-to-day work so that they are more often doing deeper thinking and learning work?
- What can we do to better incorporate digital technologies into students’ deeper thinking and learning work in ways that are authentic, relevant, meaningful, and powerful?
- What can we do to give students more agency and ownership of what they learn, when they learn, how they learn, and how they show what they’ve learned?
- What can we do to better recognize and assess when students’ deeper thinking and learning work is (or isn’t) occurring?
- What can we do to build the internal capacity of both individual educators and school systems to be better learners and faster change agents?
- As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we bring educators, board members, parents, communities, policymakers, and higher education along with us?
- As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, how do we ensure that traditionally-underserved student and family populations aren’t further disadvantaged?
- As we move toward more cognitively-complex, technology-suffused learning environments, what individual and societal mindsets – and local, state, and federal policy supports and/or barriers – need reconsideration?
Technology integration resources
- The REAL pedagogical problem
- George Siemens / David Warlick quotes
- Technology and learning spectrum
- TPACK (see also handout)
- Technology integration matrix
- Learning activity types: wiki and mind map
- Web 2.0 that works
- Teacher needs in anticipation of the instructional use of technology
- Technology, coaching, and community
- Educational technology bill of rights for students