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  1. Aug 2019
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd-dqUuvLk4 1:30-4:10 We can apply these ideas to technology. You don't have to reinvent the wheel each time you want to introduce a new technology or program into the classroom!

    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkAietIUKVU Watch how this young man takes his creativity to the next level! He could teach us all something about creativity and how we think of others' perception of our creations.

    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuV7zcXigAI

      Watch 4:10-5:30. Very helpful and applicable to the classroom and how the multi-generational age gap plays a role in common misconceptions.

  2. Jul 2019
    1. It is fascinating how introducing more technology into the classroom can actually facilitate scaffolding and collaboration between peer groups.

    2. 5 c's!

    3. "Internet Inquiry is a perfect vehicle for helping your students think critically and carefully. Students have so many questions about the world around them and there are so many resources on the Internet to engage them."

    4. After watching this video, it became clear to me that the teacher truly thought the students were capable of completing the task on their own. By encouraging the students, he was able to provide them with support on his end, as well as foster a sense of trust and reliance upon their classmates.

    5. http://spcollege.libguides.com/Research_Strategies_college_students/search_databases

      Helpful video on this site about how to conduct research online.

    1. LanSchool,

      It is interesting to see these programs in action. Students are amazed at the skills of their peers! It gives students a confidence boost in themselves and their classmates!

    1. Internet Inquiry is a perfect vehicle for helping your students think critically and carefully. Students have so many questions about the world around them and there are so many resources on the Internet to engage them.

      This quote is everything that teachers need to see in order to be persuaded to implement internet inquiry into the classroom.

    2. About Internet InquiryBy Donald J. Leu As you and your students become more comfortable using the Internet, the Internet Inquiry approach can be an effective and high-interest method for developing research skills. Inquiry can be used by individuals or small groups of students. In Internet Inquiry, a topic or question is identified and researched. This research includes traditional sources (such as encyclopedias, atlases, and biographies) as well as Internet-based resources. Students analyze the information and prepare a report, which is then presented to the rest of the class. "The Internet allows students to look far beyond classroom walls and see the world in new and powerful ways." Five phases to Internet Inquiry

      Very helpful hint for teachers who feel like they are at a loss for how to implement internet inquiry into the classroom.

    3. "The Internet allows students to look far beyond classroom walls and see the world in new and powerful ways."

      It also helps students implement these skills in the real world!

    1. Communication: Students share what they learn as they work in small groups and with the whole class. They communicate with a wider audience by posting on a class blog.

      I love the idea of communication between peers. This is key to scaffolding and socialization skills.

    2. Creativity: Students use divergent-thinking skills to generate their own questions and keywords for online searches. Their final projects require them to creatively express their own point of view.

      By allowing students to generate their own questions and ideas, students will work harder to find answers for them. It sparks personal interest within the classroom setting.

    3. Internet inquiry offered students the opportunity to explore authentic issues while building online reading comprehension skills.

      It is amazing to see students taking on social issues based off of what they have learned within the classroom.

    4. These Cs include such skills as creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and comprehension.

      Teachers often teach as if students already know these skills. However, it is my experience that students struggle with these skills more than any others.

    1. Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper learning and understanding.

      Students will learn how to work together to solve problems, as well as work on important social skills within the classroom.

    1.  Technology provides us all with the ability to develop our own toolkit of flexible resources for use when needed.

      I love the phrase "toolkit." It is essential for a teacher to have his/her own toolkit to help benefit their students and enhance their lesson plans.

    1. This chart really helped me to understand the impact of TPACK and how each aspect of knowledge can work together to create a greater purpose.

    2. Rather, particular technologies have their own propensities, potentials, affordances, and constraints that make them more suitable for certain tasks than others

      There are so many types of technology and internet resources that are beneficial to students and teachers, alike.

    3. As a matter of practical significance, however, most of the technologies under consideration in current literature are newer and digital and have some inherent properties that make applying them in straightforward ways difficult.

      Although times are changing and the age of technology is upon us educators, we should use technology to our advantage instead of being worried and overwhelmed.

    1. “connected learning.” It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement.

      This can be done in the classroom utilizing online strategies. Teachers could create chat rooms for students on a certain subject or even ask students to create social media sites for historic figures.

    1. This interdisciplinary research network is dedicated to understanding the opportunities and risks for learning afforded by today's changing media ecology, as well as building new learning environments that support effective learning and educational equity.  Our work focuses on a model of connected learning -- learning that is socially connected, interest-driven, and oriented towards educational opportunity. 

      Very important for teachers, students, and adults in all fields to communicate and grow online.

    1. Interest is a psychological state of engagement, experienced in the moment, and also a predisposition to engage repeatedly with particular ideas, events, or objects over time.

      Students develop an interest in subjects when their teachers take the time to understand what motivates them.

    1. Learning is motivating when it grows out of personal interest.

      This is critical for all students in all subject areas. A great way for students to get involved and stay motivated in school is to encourage their interests.

    2. Connected learning combines personal interests, supportive relationships, and opportunities. It is learning in an age of abundant access to information and social connection that embraces the diverse backgrounds and interests of all young people.

      Connected learning helps students to build relationships over common interests and needs. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to build relationships online.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8F1SnWaIfE

      Teaching for understanding/transfer of information.

    2. https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/opportunity/web-literacy/ Mozilla feels that people should have access to the internet and know how to utilize it for its information and potential in order to find what they're looking for.

    3. https://www.slideshare.net/jdumaresq/understanding-by-design-the-basics

      UbD is an exceptional way for students to learn about material by doing. Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe focus on "starting with the end in mind."

    4. http://www.todd-finley.com/2017/10/01/facilitate-student-centered-instruction/ Great resource on how to facilitate student-centered instruction. It shows creative ways for students to be active instead of passive within their own education.

    5. https://www.slideshare.net/zvezdan/new-literacy-in-the-web-20-world

      Interesting concept and diagram by Daniel Churchill created to delineate how schools/educators should incorporate technology into the "new" literacy language.

    1. he World Wide Web has become this generation’s defining technology for literacy

      This is extremely valid. Students are more skilled with technology and electronics than they are reading a book. However, both are forms of literacy; they're just expressed through different mediums and platforms.

    1. Essential questions help to guide the students and teacher along their path to understanding. In this UbD framework, essential questions would play a hug role.

    1. Problem-solving

      As a social studies and math teacher, it is integral that students develop their problem-solving skills in order to learn about material both in class and in their lives.

    2. If creativity, communication, problem-solving, and collaboration are core to leadership development, practicing these skills in an online environment is the “webby” or web-based experiences of these non-cognitive skills.

      Skills that were previously learned by students in a real world situation are now capable of being transmitted to the internet. It is critical that people that also transfer their skill sets to the online world.

    3. the latest version of Mozilla’s Web Literacy Map that includes 21C skills, leadership skills and competencieswritten in language that is approachable and accessible to more people, and connected to curriculum to make it applicable for learning and teaching web literacy skills.

      Mozilla is providing both children and adults with the opportunity to learn literacy skills in new ways. This is extremely important in regards to how technology plays a role in our world.

    1. I'm slightly confused about the due dates. On the syllabus assignments for week 1 are due by 7/12, but on Peergrade they are due on 7/13 at 4:59 pm. Would you mind clarifying due dates? Since I am traveling, I want to make up for the time difference as best as possible!