Recent Changes

Wednesday, July 9

  1. page 2008.07.10.Conclusion edited ... Have examples that model best practice ...and on to Teacher Academy 2.0! Please {20.gif} 2…
    ...
    Have examples that model best practice
    ...and on to Teacher Academy 2.0!
    Please{20.gif} 2.0 Sticker!
    Please
    remember to
    ...
    2.0 stickers to
    to
    pass along
    Feedback
    (Insert below)
    (view changes)
    6:53 pm
  2. file 20.gif uploaded
    6:49 pm
  3. page 2008.07.10.Conclusion edited Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources Conclusion Web 2.0 to…
    Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources
    Conclusion
    Web 2.0 tools hold great potential for use in our classrooms as well as in our support systems
    Integration of these tools into our classrooms and support systems needs discussion to happen
    Discussion can't happen without a basic understanding of what the tools are and what they can do
    Best way we found to accomplish that basic understanding is:
    Partnership between an administrator and a teacher
    One-on-One, about one hour in length, to address specific needs and concerns
    Administrator 2.0 Academy Session with every administrator
    Have examples that model best practice
    ...and on to Teacher Academy 2.0!
    Please remember to take some 2.0 stickers to pass along to your favorite administrators!
    Feedback
    (Insert below)

    (view changes)
    12:58 pm
  4. page 2008.07.10.Conclusion edited Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources
    Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources
    (view changes)
    12:54 pm
  5. page 2008.07.10.Future edited Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources Future - Deeper integ…
    Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources
    Future
    - Deeper integration of 2.0 tools into the teacher's "everyday"
    - With administrators now equipped to discuss classroom uses of these tools, we need to have teachers who are equally as equipped
    - Continued support and training for teachers who might not be ready to "dive right in"
    - Creating a vision for a technological and information literate school community
    - Teacher 2.0 Academy, naturally
    Feedback
    (Insert below)

    (view changes)
    12:53 pm
  6. page 2008.07.10.Present edited ... Administrator 2.0 - A one (ish) hour session with each administrator (30+). ... sessions (…
    ...
    Administrator 2.0
    - A one (ish) hour session with each administrator (30+).
    ...
    sessions (some principals aren'tadministrators weren't 100% sure
    ...
    a URL iswas :)
    - Chris would frame: The purpose of this session is two-fold...one, to bring everyone's understanding of these tools that we're about to learn today to a basic comon level so we can engage in discussions about their potential value in our classrooms....and two, to plant some seeds that will hopefully take root after we leave and have you asking for a blog or wiki for your own purposes.
    - Bridget would then walk the administrator through the wiki that we used to lay out our session
    (view changes)
    12:52 pm
  7. page 2008.07.10.Present edited Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources Present Administrator…
    Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources
    Present
    Administrator 2.0
    - A one (ish) hour session with each administrator (30+).
    - One-on-one sessions (some principals aren't 100% sure what a URL is :)
    - Chris would frame: The purpose of this session is two-fold...one, to bring everyone's understanding of these tools that we're about to learn today to a basic comon level so we can engage in discussions about their potential value in our classrooms....and two, to plant some seeds that will hopefully take root after we leave and have you asking for a blog or wiki for your own purposes.
    - Bridget would then walk the administrator through the wiki that we used to lay out our session
    (http://administrators2-0.wikispaces.com)
    Outcome 1: In-House Blogs
    - We developed in-house for a variety of reasons (user id's, user classes, privacy), but this is not necesary to have blogs in your district (edublogger, 21publish)
    - Piloted with High School Science before the Administrator 2.0 sessions for anecdotal evidence
    - Rolled out to 9 of 10 buildings (10th building came on board when we added moderated blogs)
    -Staff blogs seemed to be a preferred method of "easing" into the process
    Outcome 2: Unblocked Class Wikis
    - Used free wikispaces pages (link)
    - Students create user name of JohnS
    - Selective unblocking on a wiki-by-wiki basis
    - Departments started using wikis for meeting agendas and minutes (elementary librarians)
    Outcomes 3&4: Podcasting and multimedia uploads
    - Embedded in our blog posts
    - Students are initiating projects and forcing teachers to keep up with their needs
    Feedback
    (Insert below)

    (view changes)
    12:51 pm
  8. page 2008.07.10.Past edited Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources Past Chris (Technolog…
    Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources
    Past
    Chris (Technology Director)
    Bridget (Librarian & Teacher)
    The easiest thing to do as a Tech Director is to block all 2.0 and social networking tools with the district's filter. It certainly appeases the solicitors and any worrisome administrators. But is that in the best interest of our students? How can we expect them to learn and acquire 21st century skills with our help if we block every tool that can be used to teach them such skills?
    I tried to begin a conversation with our administrators (30+ of them) and found a room-full of blank stares. Those who knew a little about what a blog or wiki was mostly held the comon perception that to have a myspace page is to have something inherently bad.
    As this conversation extended well beyond my 15 minute agenda, I decided that it might be a good idea to create a blog...both to continue the discussion and to let everyone discover what a blog was (and could be) through an exercise that utilized a blog
    I've tried to be proactive concerning my professional development and attend numerous conferences and trainings over the past few years. After conferences like PETE&C I am so anxious to get back to my classroom and implement these tools--especially 2.0 applications.
    I always felt unsupported and felt like I was speaking a language no one else understood-blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc. My principal, fellow teachers, and even colleagues in grad school weren't sure what to make of my "ramblings" of 2.0 tools and the benefit they have to the classroom.
    I still wanted to do what was best for my students, so I set up an account on Edublogs and began blogging with my students. A few weeks later, Chris was doing a random "walk through" and was waiting in my office for the class to leave. His eyes almost popped out of his head when he heard the word "blog" because he wanted to implement these tools in the district as well. That was the beginning of our vision to transform the district.
    Feedback
    (Insert below)

    (view changes)
    12:49 pm
  9. page 2008.07.10.Introduction edited Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources Introduction A recen…
    Exercise | Introduction | Past | Present | Future | Conclusion | Resources
    Introduction
    A recent Education Week article which was followed up by an online chat (transcript) highlighted an administrative technology gap that most districts face in one form or another.
    (view changes)
    12:48 pm

More