Tomorrow I am off on an official road trip with my friend of over 30 years Marcel Pacatte @mpacatte This is going to be an adventure for the record books! We are driving 7.5 hours to the Northwestern tip of Iowa to a tiny town named Estherville to watch @angelamaiers work her magic with her amazing #youmatter movement. We will be Twittering throughout the event. We can’t wait to see 1400 students in action solving real problems. I will create a reflection post when we return!
This is a very funny video about kids reacting to a walkman. The video is very well done, but it sure made me feel OLD!
I am doing some interesting research about gamification of professional development for educators. Great blog post by Chris Like. I love the idea! I am starting my research with badges. I am taking some of the professional development videos I have created and building badges around them. I know coaching is a critical component to professional development and specifically I am researching how video and social media could be part of the process. Stay tuned as I continue to share what I learn.
Teachers will explore the many technology tools that can be used to help students summarize complex tasks. A variety of tools will be presented so a teacher can select the resource that best meets the diverse needs of the lesson. 1e4
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Teachers will create online forms that present well-designed formative assessments that students can complete inside and outside of the classroom. The forms will help streamline the organization of the data helping with record keeping and making it possible for teachers to differentiate the lessons based on the specific needs of students.
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As groups of students are creating technology rich products to demonstrate what they know, assessment practices have to change. Learn some strategies to create rubrics using technology resources that clearly describe high expectations for students that are defined base on the nature of the student products.
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All differentiating should start with data about prior knowledge and collecting the data can be simplified through the use of technology. Teachers will learn about a variety of data collection tools they can use for student assessments that quickly can be adapted for individual students as needed.
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Centers are no longer just for primary classrooms. Learn strategies to reorganize lessons to include small group learning centers that include student choice. Teachers will learn how to organize the technology rich centers to meet the diverse needs of students while aligning the tasks clearly to the standards.
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Embedded in most word processing programs are rich tools teachers can use to create grade appropriate lessons including levels of text to help all students access content. Learn how to summarize text, check readability, format options, and organize text so every student can be successful.
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Resources are organized to differentiate instruction for students of all abilities. These digital resources are organized online so students can access them at school and at home. By organizing the resources in a collection the teacher can instantly modify the pace of the lesson to meet the specific needs of the group of students.
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