Below are my notes from Day 2 of our Northwest Iowa TICL conference…
Tony Vincent, Learning In Hand, @tonyvincent
Powerful Projects (see all of Tony’s resources)
- The best projects are connected to the real world and to students’ interests
- Student ownership, authentic audience, make a difference
- What’s the best project you’ve ever seen students do? What made it so good?
- Adobe Voice app (free)
- Psychological ownership – causes = control, intimate knowledge, time and energy – positive outcomes = responsibility, attachment, accountability, and confidence
- “The Ikea effect” – We value things more when we played a part in creating it (even if it’s not perfect) – much more satisfying than somebody making it for you
- Love also leads to more labor – we work harder on things we care about and in which we are interested
- Harvard Business Review – “When we choose for ourselves, we are far more committed to the outcome – by a factor of five to one”
- Don’t get too attached to tools – they disappear!
- Date the tool. Marry the ability. – Adam Bellow
- Apps students can use to show their knowledge
- Tony is showing us a memory / tribute video for all of the tech tools we’ve lost!
- The questions you ask will greatly affect the quality of the work you get
- “Let’s make a dent in the universe” – Steve Jobs
- How can student projects make a difference?
- Educating others
- Solving a problem
- Calling others to action
- Building something useful
- Planning an event
- Raising money for a purpose
- Recognizing or inspiring others
- Designing a better way to do something
- Developing inquiry questions (get from Tony!)
- Quozio, QuotesCover, Recite, and Canva allow you to post quotes or questions
- Photofunia (see also top 10 tips)
Josh Ehn (@mr_ehn) & Tim Hadley (@mrhadleyhistory)
Awesomeness 101 – Tim
- The truth is you’re already awesome, we’re just going to help bring it out
- If you’re happy and you know it…
- Awesomeness is a choice – what will you choose?
- Who can I be awesome to today?
- Steps to be awesome
- We come up with all of these great ideas – why don’t we ask students?
- If you don’t live kids, please stay home. If you love content, write a book…
- Mt. Pleasant CSD (Iowa) teacher reconfigured room to favor collaboration – behavior referrals dropped in half
- Genius Hour work should be authentic but not graded
- Students will meet the level of expectation that you set
- Read. Learn. Get Better.
- Our capacity to learn these days is endless
- It’s all about relationships
- Daily routine: 1. Wake up 2. Be awesome 3. Go to bed
- I’m not here to be average…
Awesomeness 101 – Josh
- 3D printing is awesome and is going to revolutionize manufacturing
- Videoconferencing – ask an expert, “hey, do you have 10 minutes to talk to my class?’
- The world’s best teachers are already stealing your students (online for free, live streaming or recorded video) – Periscope, Meerkat
- Internet of things
- Raise your hand if the phone is the #1 / #2 / #3 / #4… thing you use your smartphone for
- Your smartphone is a computer, not a phone
- The conversation should not be about keyboarding anymore – we’re heading toward voice dictation – typing is going to become like cursive
- Embrace the smartphones – teach teachers how to use them in the classroom
- LinoIt of Awesomeness