Sites that Caught My Eye Today 07/09/2008
Langwitches » Digital Storytelling- Part VII Mixbook
I really enjoy this information from Silvia tolisano about Mixbook -- it is part 7 of an amazing digital storytelling series.
Working on k12 keynote expanding boundaries. How do you think ed should expand its boundari - Plurk.com
Talking about expanding boundaries and what we need to do.
Technology in the Middle » Blog Archive » Are You the Obstacle or the Answer?
I adore this post about being the obstacle or the answer from a participant in the workshop on Monday. These insights are excellent and this school MICDS has some of the most visionary, progressive teachers and administrators! It is refreshing to be here. Elizabeth Helfant, their IT director, is unbelievably sharp! Totally amazing woman with the energy of the Energizer bunny. Wow!
Here is a page that has an embedded science report that se used docstoc for. This is a great example. From Julie Lindsay's class.
Amazing wiki portfolio from one of Julie Lindsay's students. wow!
Look at the science report that she used docstoc to upload.
Researchers for Web 2.0 - Flat Classrooms
A classmate in our workshop has created a group for researchers who want to research web 2 -- if you want to join a group, Craig has just retired from the Navy and has a LOT of energy!
Preparing for the new school year - Flat Classrooms
Leigh Newton director of IT at a school in Baku, Azerbaijan wants to talk about linking his grade 5 classes of about 30 students to others in the world. There is also a PYP (Primary years program) on the flat classroom ning about this. Some interesting conversations are emerging. If you're interested, join and join the conversation.
The original plurknovela -- look at it.
Join in the plurknovela. So cool. This is the original one.
21CT: Plurknovelas - Fictional digital storytelling with a plurk!twist | The 21st Century Teacher
Plurk novellas are emerging -- this is very cool. This could be used in writing. You can see how threaded microblogging is DIFFERENT from twitter. I think there is room for both.
WeberTube - Never Lecture in Class Again
This is the video on the "flipped" class structure. Wow!
Some cool science teachers at necc who have "flipped the classroom" -- they record their lectures and make them available on itunes to download. Then, they do "homework" in class w/ the teachers. Listening to the podcast of class is their assignment -- the homework is what they do in class. This flipped method had some people talking today in our workshop. So so cool!
This makes so much sense -- take the one to many work delivery and make it the assignment -- take the work where you need many to many to help one another and have that in the classroom. Can you see class evolving? wow! This makes so much sense.