Thursday, February 01, 2007

School 2.0: Teachers

"The world is your classroom - know that you don't have to have all the answers."

- School 2.0
Let's face it, teaching today is very different than it was 20 years ago. Never before has it been possible to have instant access to information as we do today (and it's only becoming more ubiquitous). This is your space to start (and continue) the conversations taking place here in relation to Teachers and the concepts of School 2.0. If you began the discussion from another point of view (i.e. - students, Technologists) feel free to add your thoughts to the other conversations. Oh, and invite other people (from the School 2.0 map) to join this ongoing discussion.


At 2/02/2007 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any time, any where professional learning!"

Quick and easy communication without scrolling long list - ask a question and have a response sent back in a timely manner.
More understanding of RSS feed.

Allow instant messaging or similar tools within the school district for professional communication.

Being able to find and share community projects and real world lessons with the school.

Improve the importance of using and teaching technology skills within the classroom.

More support staff to help staff embrace technology within the classroom.

More multisensory lessons to engage students.

More interactive student projects.

"intelligent classrooms" any teacher could go into any classroom and have the tools needed.

Share rooms more freely to the available equipment.

All teachers and students could use a variety of tools. (Technology doesn't have to be "cookie cutter" integration)

More world wide integration.

Assess community access to technology to make sure the "playing field" is even.

At 2/02/2007 10:35 AM, Blogger Brian said...

An interesting part of our conversation was about what a teacher's classroom might look like. Each classroom would have content area specific technology in them. To use a term used by Trina Marquez, Director of Technology in Fairport, these intelligent classrooms" provide the tools needed to meet the process areas of communication, collaboration, content, assessment & evaluation, and creation. Could we possibly start some work on what an "intelligent classroom" could look like?

At 2/05/2007 11:23 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I had the opportunity today to hear Will Richardson give a presentation called Connective Learning where he spoke about how he, as a teacher, has learned more in the last 5-6 years than he has in more than his Master's Degree and 80-90 hours beyond. He spoke about the use of Web 2.0 tools to connect with others within the same circle of interest (profession). He mentioned also the need for teachers to really understand RSS and what it can do for them professionally.

I, among many of my BOCES colleagues, use RSS on a daily basis to keep up with happenings with in our circles of interest (personal and professional). For instance, did you know you can get the NYS Education Department's updates fed to you? This is important to many of us as we look to stay not only up-to-date, but ahead of the curve.


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