I recently found this article entitled "Let's Stop Talking about Teaching with Technology, and Start Talking about Teaching" by Krista Moroder. You can find the article on her website at the…Continue
There is a lot of "hype" out there about the importance of personalized learning and impact it has upon our students. And it makes sense too - there's a much greater chance that students will…Continue
When creating lessons that teach 21st Century skills (Problem Solving, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Ethics and Social Responsibility), one must make sure that the lesson content is presented in a way that is relevant to his or her students. Personalizing the lesson with the students' interest in mind is a great way to create a connection between the students and the lesson content. After all, why would one want to sit through a boring lesson that is…Continue
I am sure you have heard a lot of talk about 21st Century Learning environments and collaboration fluency. I am also sure that you have heard that all of this is very important in the future of education. But have you been told why all of this is important?
The following blog post is a summary and reflection of a presentation given by Lee Crockett at ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. The title of the presentation is …Continue
As part of my EdTech program, one of my assignments for my Web 2.0 Tools course was to explore various worlds of Second Life, a virtual environment. According to many educators, virtual environments can be excellent for teaching and learning. Providing a virtual environment such as Second Life is as a method of learning is different than other Web 2.0 Tools. Virtual environments enable students to learn beyond the covers of the textbook or walls of the…Continue
I remember way back when I was in graduate school and my colleagues and I were given the responsibility of collaborating with each other in order to complete a group project on a topic in education. Our group divided the major topic into subtopics among the members of the group. Then we exchanged phone numbers and e-mail addresses in order to communicate with each other and then the collaboration began. Each member of the group completed his or her tasks and e-mailed the other members.…Continue