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1st Look: Skype Group Video Calls

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Creating Global Classrooms, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 0 comments

Teacher Kathy Cassidy has used Skype for years to connect her primary-aged students with the world. So when the company offered free group video to educators, she jumped at the chance. Five classrooms and lots of Lucky Charms to count! Find out what happened and read her “lessons learned.”

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Going Deep: STEM in the Connected Classroom

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Connecting with the Common Core, STEM learning, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 36 comments

Blending STEM with “connected classroom” strategies is a powerful learning model, says STEM teaching coach Brian Crosby – provided innovative thinking, teacher autonomy and flexible scheduling are present. These essential components of “going deep” with teaching and learning have been eroded away in the last decade, he says, and will have to be revived.

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