I appreciate the welcome. I'm looking forward to using this site to share ideas. I teach English and history. I model several technology lessons at the school I teach and need to venture into sharing ideas with people with expertise beyond mine to enhance my teaching. I hope Classroom 2.0 does just that.
Kim Cofimo's words of wisdom = "Teachers who use technology in the classroom are: flexible, willing to take risks and try new things, not afraid of failing, able to learn from their students, adaptable, and comfortable with the fact that they are not the smartest person in the room. Cultivating this kind of mindset is the first step to understanding how to use technology successfully in the classroom." What kind of teacher are you?
Lady Greenfield, professor of synaptic pharmacology at Lincoln college, Oxford, and director of the Royal Institution, "...told the House of Lords that children's experiences on social networking sites "are devoid of cohesive narrative and long-term significance. As a consequence, the mid-21st century mind might almost be infantilised, characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity". [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/feb/24/social-networking-site-cha...] Listen to the podcast to get the full impact of her point of view. What do you say?
Hi Durff. I was wondering if you have students or educator friends who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
Yes! I'm a bit of a Gee fan. I've implemented a lot of his principles of learning in my class to try and motivate students to attend class and complete work (I teach in a day treatment center for emotionally impaired students). I'm really interested in how to structure my curriculum delivery to mimic what makes video games so addictive (like moving up levels, personalizing avatars, rewarding small gains, etc.) and I'm having some success. I'd love to talk about Gee's stuff if you're interested.
so let me get this straight.....I do a new podcast and it is updated on all those things? I visited that site and can't really tell whats going on. Obviously it updates all of those things at the same time....but do I need to do something? I couldn't figure out the beta code thing, so I requested it, but it said it would take a few days. So, did you hook that up for all your accounts or something. Either way, thanks for the link. I'll look into asap.
That shows you how ignorant I really am:)
Check out the group I created called "The Teacher's Life Podcast Community". You want to be a part of the show?
At least check it out. If not, it's all good....I'm sure you have a great radio voice:)