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The Global Education Conference is happening now online. It is worth checking out. All sessions are recorded.
November 12-17, 2012
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on November 13, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Great conversation today. The question was "how might we incorporate writing as a tool to ensure student motivation and publication in a long term project?".
The 4th grade students are doing a project called What Floats Your Boat? Eventually they will build a boat that can hold a 4th grader. Great project and I received so many ideas and bits of inspiration.
It was the largest online protocol, I think 26 people. There were attendees from Australia, India,…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on September 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This is a reminder that tomorrow at 3pm (6pm Pacific) High Tech High will host their first online protocol of the year.
See you online!
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on September 10, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments
I am finally getting around to writing about the Kamehameha Conference over the summer. The classes I enjoyed immensely were the i-book classes. It has inspired me to start a project using this technology in my 8th grade English Class. I'm looking forward to collaborating with our computer teacher Mr. Horiuchi on this project. I'll keep you posted on the process.
Added by Kanoe Turner on August 31, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Learning 2.0 (www.learning20.com), an online conference, starts tomorrow. It is free and there are some great classes and keynotes such as Marc Prensky and Yong Zhao. The sessions will also be recorded for later viewing.
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on August 20, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments
I started an Edmodo group to post our experiences from ISTE 2012. Please join us! The code is 8zcnis Go to Edmodo.com and sign up as a teacher and then join the group. Email me if you need help. email@example.com
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on June 27, 2012 at 1:57pm — No Comments
I started an Edmodo to post our experiences from ISTE 2012. Please join us! The code is 8zcnis Go to Edmodo.com and sign up as a teacher and then join the group. Email me if you need help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on June 27, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Today was a great day for learning and networking. The day began with the keynote by Will Richardson. He provided some excellent quotes and links to alternative learning such as Khan Academy. He emphasized the need for change and the continued need for the personal attention of a teacher. After the keynote I prepared for my session. I was honored to be a presenter at the Kamehameha School’s technology conference. My topic today was on using Adobe Software to create industry standard media. I…Continue
I have been reading and thinking about how significant creativity is in education. I stumbled upon Ewan McIntosh’s blog on March 12th, Design Thinking: not just for Design and Technology class. http://edu.blogs.com/
I thought the video had some excellent points. I love the thought of more design in the classroom and would like to see more students come up with original works of art rather than go the easy way with canned graphics or Google images.…
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on March 31, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
Don't forget HTH COLLEGIAL CONVERSATION on December 10th at 8:30 am. Here is the link for more info, http://gse.hightechhigh.org/collegial_conversations.php
This is the question...
Question: How can I encourage a classroom (and schoolwide) culture that encourages students to value the quality of their work as well as the learning process over the grade on an exam?
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on December 8, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments
During our KCCL Protocol session, we were able to collaborate on a very important topic which all educators must come to grips with in the 21st century, the topic being "How to meet the needs of all learners." The collective wisdom of the master teachers in the group provided many answers to the presenter's challenge. The outcome was beneficial for the presenter. Yet, in my humble opinion, it was more than helping the presenter, it was about improving critical thinking and collaborating…Continue
Added by Michael Busekrus on November 28, 2011 at 6:57pm — No Comments
SAS and SJV teachers conducted a protocol session which addressed a facet of Challenge Based Learning presented by the middle school science teacher at SAS. Marcia asked for input in finding new topics that can be developed into units for science that will serve a genuine purpose in the wider community. It is difficult to find topics that involve real world community issues with science content that can be presented, addressed, and concluded within several months of an academic year. …Continue
I facilitated a protocol with a group of teachers from both SAS and SJV. Joanna and Claire (ELC teachers at SAS) presented their ‘burning question’: How can we involve parent volunteers effectively in the classroom? Currently, both these teachers struggle with volunteer(s) who do not follow agreed upon guidelines and activity directions. Clarifying and probing questions revealed that the parent volunteer (s)…Continue
Added by Alana Busekrus on November 21, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Global Educators Conference update:
Tomorrow (at least in the US ) is a big day for keynotes. We have Fernando Reimers of Harvard, Cable Green of Creative Commons, Sarah Martin of Global Table Adventures, Ewan McIntosh of Notosh Digital, and Nikos Theodosakis of Director in the Classroom. Please make sure to tell your colleagues about this and don't forget our…
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on November 14, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments
Alan Gershenfeld: Video games help kids learn
Be sure to check out the links for free programming tools. This is beyond my expertise but I cannot get in the way of progress!
Added by Elizabeth Garrison on September 10, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments
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