I can't believe this is our last day...I feel so very overwhelmed with the enormity of what I have learned and yet still completely energized and motivated to continue the learning!!
Check out The Big Picture by Dennis Littky...
Air Server...workaround for Apple TV...not the same, but it's a cheaper launch into using your iPad on your screen. Not a replacement, but a good (cheap) first step.
**Sugata Mitra - The Child-Driven Education**
Where in our country do good teachers not want to go? Those are often the places where bad things come from...
The Hole In The Wall...embedded a computer into a wall in a slum in New Delhi...then repeated throughout India and other places in the world...he learned that children will learn to do what they want to do...irrespective of who or where they are...
"If there's stuff on Google, why would you need to stuff it in your head?" - Sugata Mitra
Collaboration and use of technology not only increases learning, but increases longevity of learning...and inspires continued exploration outside of the formal learning environment
SOLE - Self Organized Learning Environment
Check out Sugata Mitra's blog:
Wow! Great conversation about the 1-to-1 need for tech...is it necessary? What about the importance of collaboration and discourse in the process? Maybe I can get grant money for laptops? One per table of 4 kids? Great start, if I can access the funding...
Todd Frimoth Twitters! @tfrimoth
Guess I should figure out how Twitter works...add it to my list of things to explore! Younger people are often getting ALL their news through venues such as this...no more TV broadcast news, really...
MARGARET: A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink (Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future)
Clip Art inspired PowerPoint...not cheesy! :)
NOELLE: Drive by Daniel Pink (The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us)
Prezi: The Road to Motivation...I simply MUST learn Prezi...what a cool presentation option!
ERIC: Flipping Technology Forward (Making Tech Resources Work for Teachers and Students)
PowerPoint...great job embedding videos for your staff...I want to learn about graphic links
ROB: On the Road to a Personal-Device Plan
Love the 36! graphic of frustration...great use of humor...I think your staff will appreciate it! :)
KARA: Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug
PowerPoint...love the "face"...totally freaky :) ...and the billboard graphic...funny :)
BOBBY: Bobby's Battles (iMovie)
Love the Star Wars-esque intro...cool juxtaposition with the music choices...SO creative! :)
JODY: The Power of a Story
Prezi: Great passion for stories...Eddie w/digital storytelling...you used stories in your presentation...powerful :) Jason Ohler...DAOW
CHERIE ANNE: Notability for a walkthrough tool...PowerPoint...great use of large, engaging graphics with minimal text... I <3 your enthusiasm about screen shots :)
BECKY S.: Tech to Support ELL...InterMountain ESD
PowerPoint...love the blog idea...APP of the Month? I might steal that idea! Go, BeckyPower! CHECK OUT: www.wordsift.com
CHRISTY: Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner ...PowerPoint...great use of strong graphics & limited, bold text :) Love the Olin College quote & the thought of iMovie of students at meetings!
AMY: iMovie "upgrade" to the standard PowerPoint with voiceovers...love the text in the Google box...Powerful!
BRIAN: iMovie...Sherwood Schools...good introduction to what flipped instruction could look like.
JARED: The Station website - recording at Merlo Station...GIMP - freeware version...love the Our History presentation...
LISA: Tech applications for school...love the introspective nature of your reflection - both personal and professional
What an incredible week of learning!! I can't imagine being MORE enthusiastic about integrating technology into my classroom practice...I am invigorated and inspired to get back into my classroom and implement new things! What a great way to spend a summer...refreshing, learning, growing, collaborating... LOVE IT!!