Tuesday, October 16, 2012

End of the Fall Book Club

Thank you to everyone who participated in the fall book club. There were great conversations surrounding this incredibly interesting book. In the next few days I will notify the winners of the two trips to the HECC Conference. If you don't win a trip to the conference, there is still time to register. Visit http://hecc.k12.in.us/conference/ to get more information about the conference and to register.

We plan to have another book club in the spring. Watch for more details in the Learning Connection's Ed Tech Connect community.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Week 7 -- The Youth Edge

This is the last official week of the book club. There will be an opportunity next week to share your thoughts on the Afterword, if you would like. But this week, we get to talk about how kids factor into changing how their education is being delivered. As Dr. Chen said in the Foreword, "Today's youth are building a pathway to change education." How are you involving your students in changes being made in your classroom or school? Are you allowing them to have a say in how technology is being utilized, maybe in projects they are completing? Or have students had an opportunity to do any teaching, either with peers or younger students? Has the fact that today's students are constant and natural users of technology led you to meet them where they are? Share what you've done, what you want to do, and/or questions you may have.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

One Week to Go

Don't forget that next week will be the last week for the Fall eLearning Book Club. Make sure you have read the book and made a meaningful response to all 7 of the weekly blog posts to be eligible for one of two free trips to the HECC Conference in November. We will also be awarding PGPs to book club participants.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Week 6 -- The Co-Teaching Edge

This chapter is all about utilizing the community in educating your students. How are you involving "co-educators" in your classroom? This may include bringing others into your classroom, taking your students outside of the school walls for lessons, or getting parents more involved in your classroom and their children's education. Have you seen improvements in your students' behavior or grades? What suggestions do you have for your fellow teachers regarding this topic?