Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Use this entry to reflect on the National Science Teachers Association Conference on March 27, 28, 29, 30 attended by Celine Azoulay, Winnie Bracco, Christine Mazza and two teachers who work with our science Curriculum Integration Team, Benjy Blatman and Robert McDougall.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND TITLE AT THE END OF YOUR POST
Friday, February 1, 2008
Proficiency, Interactive, Accountability, Innovative, Motivating, Responsive, Safe, Engaging, Empowering, Correcting, Flexibility, Instantaneous and Data Driven decision
Planning, Facilitating, Set-up, Unexpected, Scary, Availability, Time consuming, Complex, Management
We can further our discussion, turning words into ideas and concepts.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
What we want to know is: is multitasking good for students. Research has shown that multitasking for adults can be detrimental to the quality of their work but little research has been done on how it affects students.
A spin off of the D is for Digital report, the concept that digital students learn differently is a critical concept for us to understand and have an articulated position as leaders in this new digital world.
Many opinions were expressed including:
children need fewer distractions until they can be efficient multitaskers
children are better at multitasking than we are and can best teach themselves
multitasking has its time and place and can be an impediment to any meeting when not reigned in
What do you think?
Please include your name in your response.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
- Reflection on a presentation / keynote
- Summary / share-out of a workshop or session (and if there was a digital project you created, include the link!)
- Review of a product you liked on the vendor floor
- Notice of an opportunity you found valuable (contest, grant, political action, etc)
- An interview (formal or informal ex: you saw Steve Dembo and had a short discussion with him about an opportunity that could be of interest to your colleagues)
- A journal of your day (to give those who didn't attend an idea of how a typical day can go)
- Original thought encompassing themes, overall conference, instructional technology perspective enlightened by a global perspective, etc
Fischer's team and other members of the district's division of teaching and learning are responsible for looking at innovative educational solutions to share with instructional coordinators.One of the best ways to find innovative educational solutions is to visit edtech conferences around the country ... and we're lucky enough to be able to do that!
Many would say there is no single greater influence in our understanding of how technology can transform instruction than conferences. SO, let's share our experiences. This blog is a reflection blog designed to help us share our thoughts and impressions of the different conferences we attend with each other.
If you're into reading blogs, you'll note that one of the recurring themes is conference coverage. Whether it's a reflection on a keynote, a summary of a workshop, a review of a product, an interview, or a journal of your experience, your blog entry can help your colleagues share what you found at a conference.