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December 5, 2012
A. Getting Started
3. Deeper thinking
- Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
- Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Do students need to learn lower-level factual and procedural knowledge before they can do higher-order thinking?
4. Standards you should know about
- NCTE 21st Century Literacies Framework
- Social Studies College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework (start with Inquiry Arc on page 5)
- Common Core State Standards – English Language Arts
- Common Core State Standards – Math
- Personalization v. differentiation v. individualization
- Engagement is not a goal; it’s an outcome of students doing meaningful work
- RSAnimate: Daniel Pink, Drive [VIDEO]
- What schools need: Vigor instead of rigor
- The four negotiables
- What are the conditions that foster creativity and innovation?
- I say I’m tired but… [John Spencer’s post]
- Technology should give kids wings
- Evaluating multimodal work, revisited (start at Concept & Content section)
6. English Language Arts
- Epic Romeo and Juliet Project
- 5 Ways to Flip Composition
- Digital Is, National Writing Project
- The Power of Project-Based Writing in the Classroom
- Interactive Archives, The Human Experience, Stanford University
- The Global Read Aloud
- How Tech Can Transform English/Language Arts Class from Good to Great
- The Writing Revolution
7. Social Studies
- High school mashup: Digital History class
- Wayland High School History project
- Keith Hughes YouTube channel (and blog)
- Beyond the Bubble
- Historical Thinking Matters
- Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources Program (see journal issue on Common Core)
- American Social History Project: Web Projects
- Center for History and New Media (click on Teaching + Learning)
- Gaming the Past
- How Literature Teaches Social Science
C. What could your students do with…?
- a class blog (if 6-year-olds can do it…)? (see also this post)
- a class backchannel? (see also this story)
- a webcam?
- Google Lit Trips?
- a class Scoop.it account? (see also American Government)
- a shared set of Delicious tags? (see also my Language Arts, Writing, and Social Studies tags)
- book trailers?
- a wiki? or Wikipedia? (see also this ELA example)
- Storify? (see also this)
- a class Pinterest account?
- critical thinking prompts?
- a video channel? (see Factors, Arrays, and a Sloth!)
- Twitter? (see also this story)
- iBooks Author?
- podcasting? (see also this video)
- a regional, student-run THATCamp?
- Keynote or PowerPoint? (keep clicking on first video to make it move forward)
- see also the Learning Activity Types wiki
E. Problem- / Inquiry- / Challenge-based learning resources
- Berkeley Carroll School (Brooklyn, NY)
- Science Leadership Academy (Philadelphia, PA) core values
- Discovery and Unlimited (Christchurch, New Zealand)
- New Tech Network (videos; solar oven)
- High Tech High (videos; projects)
- Big Picture Learning (podcasts and videos; student testimony and personalization)
- EdVisions (videos; traditional v. self-directed students)
- Envision Schools (PBL in action and success story)
- Expeditionary Learning (stories)
- New York Performance Assessment Consortium
- Independent Curriculum Group
- Band of Educators
- Scholastic Cool Schools
- Center for Authentic Intellectual Work
- Buck Institute for Education (videos; student testimony and teacher restructuring; technology and PBL)
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (example report)
- Whitfield Career Academy (example projects)
- CASTLE’s crowdsourced list of exemplary 21st century schools