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In this video, Kathy shares why getting young students “connected from the start” is so important, favorite stories of connecting and serendipitous learning from her classroom over the years, and practical tips for teachers who want to incorporate technology into their own teaching practice.
As an educator I want my students and their families to be a part of our daily learning. When this is encouraged, parents feel welcomed to engage. Through our ability to model this and offer invitations to extend learning outside of our classrooms parents begin to work alongside us, the teachers who are working hard each day to make a difference for all of our students.
Blogging has created amazing opportunities for me to share my voice using an asynchronous tool to be transparent about what I am exploring and discovering in regards to learning and how technology can really enhance learning experiences for myself and my students.
We’d like to invite the whole Powerful Learning Practice network to join us for a special event on April 1: Experienced Voices – a webinar about inquiry-based, technology-infused, student-centered learning.
Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning. We need to be chanting: empowerment, collaboration, equity, agency, self actualization, and transcendence for kids and for us all within a system that serves as the birth place for every other profession. We need to be chanting these things instead of technology, technology, technology.
In today’s environment it’s not uncommon to see our educational systems taken for granted. Should we care and are they worth the fight?
This checklist for Future Ready Schools can be used by schools, districts, or individual educators to determine if a particular online activity is valuable and worth their time. The checklist also addresses best practice at the design level.