Saturday, May 29, 2010

Collaboration Through Technology

This blog post offered through ASCD SmartBrief is a an excellent example of opportunities available through technology.  Take a look and see if this is something you can incorporate into your project:)  Enjoy:)

Website offers ideas for STEM projects
A website called STEMtube is amassing a collection of student videos of projects and experiments in science, technology, engineering and math that could help students develop projects and expand on their ideas, according to technology-integration expert Katie Klinger. In this blog post, Klinger writes that students struggling to find a STEM topic that interests them can visit the site for inspiration. Katie Klinger blog

"It is my hope that STEMtube will become a valued repository of student-generated videos that visually connect interested students around the world to challenging topics that can be replicated and expanded (from service-based learning activities, to classroom projects, to ideas for science fairs)."  Dr. Katie Klinger

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 18, 2010

On May 18th, we had a great day during our first session of EDU593 - Guided Inquiry in the 21st Century. We met at UMF on a beautiful day. The synergy in the room was amazing - and we laughed a lot.

We reviewed the syllabus and began to identify what pieces of inquiry each person has in place and what needed to be tweaked or added.  We spent the afternoon in teams, planning next steps for guided inquiry projects - embedding technology with all of the learning opportunities it offers:)

We fine tuned 3 rubrics to gather data in classrooms regarding the level of literacy integration - as follows:

Stay Tuned:)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Beginning Our Adventure!

On May 18th, 15 educators will be meeting at the UMF campus to begin collaboration on Guided Inquiry in the 21st Century.  This class or project is funded by Title 11 and sponsored by WMEC and BPI.  The 15 educators have been selected based on their literacy background, classroom practices, and willingness to explore, create, and implement new practices marrying technology and the 21st century literacies in their classrooms.

On this blog, we will be sharing our learning and inviting your comments.  We are eager to network and collaborate with other educators, so we invite you to leave a comment in the Visitor Comments below.  Please join us on our journey:)