Saturday, January 28, 2012

Preparing students for college with collaborative learning

  • Here is an excellent article on inquiry based projects.  It echoes much of what we have looked at in our study..
    Education consultant Ben Johnson describes in this blog post his experience introducing a group of ninth-grade students to a collaborative-learning project. The inquiry-based project, in which students were asked to find a solution to a real-world problem, required students first be taught to work in groups, share ideas and function collaboratively. These skills, though not often taught in primary and secondary schools, are expected of students from day one in many colleges and universities, Johnson writes. Edutopia.org/Ben Johnson's blog (1/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Monday, January 23, 2012

So we begin! Sinarmas

We will begin our collaboration with the first graders at Sinarmas on February 3, 2012.

Here is a link to the sinarmas you tube channel.  Enjoy:}

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Sinarmas World Academy

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

District considers allowing students, teachers to use Twitter




 
Here is a great article for using twitter in the classroom.  Another great link: MediaAcademia
  • School district officials in Chappaqua, N.Y., are considering changing the district's social media policy to allow the use of Twitter for academic purposes. The proposed change, prompted by requests by educators to use the microblogging site as part of classroom instruction, would have students and teachers using accounts that are registered with district-issued e-mail accounts. Patch.com/Chappaqua-Mount Kisco, N.Y. (1/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Friday, January 13, 2012

Collaborating with Sinarmas!

We will be skyping with Sinarmas World Academy on January 16. 


Here is a link to their blog on student use of computers - one on one.


1:1 in Practice at Sinarmas World Academy


Stay tuned, we will update you as soon as we skype on Tuesday:)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Students Want Social Media in Schools - Courtesy of ASCD - Awesome Summary of the Debate. Worth Sharing:}

Students Want Social Media in Schools


In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends,” ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools. How administrators and educators deal with federal regulations, defining what’s legal, parsing out school responsibilities and weighing them against the benefits of using social media to engage and communicate with students are all addressed in this useful guide. MindShift’s Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites is also in the lineup.