This blog and it's sister blog has as its focus bringing to light the game changers of 21st century technologies and globalization as related to Education and how teaching and learning gets done in (U.S.) schools. The very first posts were critical commentaries about the perceived fear and obstruction of schools in terms of adopting new and potentially transformative learning… Continue
Added by Andrew on May 29, 2009 at 8:39am —
For some time now I've been reflecting on my identity. One's identity is formed through interactions between one's nature, roles and environments. In other words, it's rather complicated, and simplifying it in order to make it manageable is a formidable task indeed. The image you see here is my latest attempt to accomplish this task. The image consists of 3 major L-shaped brush strokes. They represent three words describing my approach to life: Loving, Laughing and Learning. The… Continue
My name is Chris Lawrence, the Senior Manager of Digital Learning at the New York Hall of Science. We are collecting front end data on two new projects that involve distance learning and educational software.
Here is one directed at middle and high school teachers:
This post will be used in a graduate level class I am teaching focused on 21st century learning tools. If interested, please use the comment feature below this post to answer the following knowing that what you write may be used in this class. Thanks in advance to all contributors
* As a teacher, what is your actual experience in the area of Professional Development?
* What is your ideal? What do you seek from Professional Development?
* How can/might Web 2.0 tools assist…
I think about the many times I attended professional development or training sessions as a teacher and how often much of it was done at the beginning of the year, during semester transitions or during staff development days throughout the year. Much like this image ironically titled "Creative Strategies for Professional Development," it was a lot of sit… Continue
Added by John Costilla on December 3, 2008 at 7:46am —
If you want to get up to speed on Web 2.0 professional learning tools and resources in 86 slides or less, preview Cliotech's slideshare presentation. Unbelievable that she was able to capture all of this... reminds me of the song, "We didn't start the fire" by Billy Joel. You can download the presentation at… Continue
Added by John Costilla on November 4, 2008 at 7:37am —
This course investigates visual literacy's impact on the learning process when integrating digital media with educational curriculum. Includes pedagogical considerations for using multimedia to stimulate… Continue
Added by Ann Bell on September 23, 2008 at 5:13am —
I recently did a screencast on using two different tools to gather data from teachers and see it in interesting ways. In the screencast I demo the use of Google's survey in their online spreadsheet, and analysis of the results in InspireData software.
How can web 2.0 tools be used in education? Join free online professional development courses and find out how you can integrate web 2.0 into your classes. Live online presentations will be scheduled and added to Exploring New Domains. The sessions will focus on how web 2.0 tools can be used for instruction and learning.