to my colleagues who steered me in the direction of this TED talk by
Sugata Mitra. I am inspired by Sugata who
thinks outside the box, asks the big questions and whose imagination
renders him unafraid to envision a different future and be willing to do
the ground work to set it in motion.
Thanks to Corinne Weisberger for sharing this visionary model of what teachers of today can provide for their students. There is certainly a substantial time and energy commitment up front but the payoff in preparing ourselves and our students for innovations that come daily is well worth the effort. The 8 step approach simplifies the many and overlapping thought processes that accompany the beginning of resource creation. The idea of information coming to you is appealing and critical for time-challenged educators.
I love this graphic, The Art of Listening, Learning, and Sharing for its visual impact, its simplicity and for providing examples of how to integrate a sometimes overwhelming range of platforms into classrooms and school libraries.
The idea of creating a network of colleagues to collaborate (PLN) can make the task of providing our students with the widest range of tools possible less daunting.Stay tuned as the research and testing continues!
Resource shared by: B. Estabrook, Teacher-Librarian extraordinaire. Resource provided by the University of Alberta
Transliteracy is defined by Sue Thomas of the Transliteracy Research Group as "the
ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools
and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio
and film, to digital social networks". This concept highlights how quickly the meaning of being literate is changing. My interest in and focus on this concept was stimulated by one of our Teacher-Librarians whose role has dramatically expanded from focusing on literacy, the ability to read, write and interact to transliteracy, which includes so much more. It is exciting and reassuring to know that in Yukon our Teacher-Librarians are working hard to incorporate new technologies into the daily lives of their students.
"Symbaloo is a visually based tool for managing and sharing links to websites and online sources. It gives the teacher the opportunity to curate collections of relevant links for students." ~ edidaktik
The simplicity of this tool is one of its great strengths.
Creat a bookmark webmix to share with your stuents.
Students will enjoy creating and sharing their projects with this intuitive tool and the result is a beautiful page that can be shared with the class. As always students focus on privacy in the information they share. Sriking.ly Found via: Free Technology for Teachers
Pixabay is a source for students and teachers to find the perfect image to complement a project or writing. Images would work well as writing prompts. Remember to credit the photographer if it is sited. Found via TeachersFirst
Quick Question™ by Naiku is classroom response software used for
formative assessment and increased student engagement. With Quick
Question, teachers can quickly find out what their class knows – and
doesn’t know – to inform instruction.
What's going to happen in 2013? Browse BBC Future's Tomorrow's World infographic to see what the future might hold according to predictions from thinkers, scientists and pundits - and the odds of them happening. Pundit - A person that publicly expresses their opinions or comments on a topic on which they consider themselves an expert.
Zoom.it an online tool for viewing and sharing high-resolution imagery. Zoom.it converts your image to the
Deep Zoom format, which lets you smoothly and efficiently explore
the whole image, no matter how large.