I plan on creating a post once a week talking about the world of technology integration. As I spend time researching and learning new things, I'll post summaries and links in my post and put it out there for everyone to learn. Of course, in today's world, what I learn today could be old news next week, but we'll give it a go.
While I was reading about this I discovered paper.li, a site that automatically creates a newspaper based on what you are following on Twitter. I filtered out the stuff about my favorite musicians and athletes and landed with this. Tell me what you think? It changes each day. So, bookmark, subscribe to it, and check back often.
Cool Cat Teacher is an amazing teacher/integrator. Read her Daily Paper at http://coolcatteacher.visibli.com/share/erWxdC.
How can you stop lecturing and start students doing projects that promote learning instead?
Here is an article on why you should join Twitter too. Let's face it. With today's Internet, we're all networking more and more. Twitter is a place where today's educational technology integrators are meeting. Read more at http://paper.li/shurrey/1292300532?utm_source=subscription&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=paper_sub.
Speaking of networking, here is an article talking gathering together teachers, administrators, and students to work together to create a technology plan that can work. It also mentions the need for using such social networks as Facebook and Twitter in the regular classroom.
How are you using technology in your classroom? There are three models you can choose from: doing old things in old ways, doing old things in new ways, or doing new things in new ways. Guess how the author thinks you should be doing things.
Technology integration in elementary school? Can we use blogging, video penpalling, and podcasts to help the kids learn. I mean.... the kids doing these things, not necessarily the teacher. See how one school district in South Carolina is doing this effectively.
Let's end with a question. What are your thoughts on this tweet I just read?
"Kids are not only consuming information, they are producing it. And our classrooms need to reflect that. (ClaudiaCostin)
Thanks for reading. Let me know what you want me to cover, and I'll try to find it.