Web 2.0 in Education

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Interested in learning more about Web 2.0 applications in education and how to effectively integrate them into instructional practices? Join the group now and ask questions or share tools and ideas with other educators from around the globe. 

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    • Intro to Digitally Speaking

    • This is the video introduction to my upcoming "Read & Watch" book coming soon from Stenhouse Publishers.  Digitally Speaking will show teachers how to use digital devices and sites well.  Podcasts, Skype, video, Facetime, digital stories, and more showcase oral communication, but often they showcase how poorly students (and adults!) speak.  The book introduces digital tools and ways to effectively use them.
    • ASCD 2012 Virtual Conference: Live from Philadelphia

    • Can’t travel to Philadelphia for ASCD’s Annual Conference & Exhibit Show? ASCD will be offering a package of 22 Annual Conference sessions streamed live online from Philadelphia, March 24-26. The Virtual Conference features presenters such as Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Charlotte Danielson, Atul Gawande, Robyn Jackson, Doug Reeves, Baruti Kafele, Doug Fisher, Jeff Howard, Watts Wacker, Pedro Noguera, Wade Boykin, and Nancy Frey.          
    • Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Ed. Trailer

    • The long-awaited follow-up to one of the most important books on teaching, Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Incresing Student Achievement, 2nd Edition, is now available for pre-order in the ASCD Store. It will be released in Jan. 2012. 
    • A Discussion With Allison Zmuda

    • David Hargis speaks to Allison Zmuda, author of the ASCD book Breaking Free From Myths About Teaching and Learning, about the importance of teachers prioritizing their time and focusing on the ultimate goal of creating critical thinkers.     
    • Jack Hartmann

    • Jack Hartmann shows conference attendees the power of song and dance.
    • What if?

    • View Hannah's channel on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/hg-youtube
    • Standards-Based Education

    • View Hannah's channel on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/hg-youtube
    • The Journey of Choice

    • View Hannah's channel on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/hg-youtube The Journey of Choice was created for one of the classes in the Seattle University Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
    • Missouri Educator Community

    • This space is designed to support the growth of connections within Missouri education. We represent over 500 different districts and thousands of schools and communities. The MEC is here to show you the power of collaboration.Join us in discussion, study, and sharing as we work together to help ensure our students' get what they deserve: the best we have to offer.
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    • These are images of some of the award winning international new school architectural designs from Design Share. They have featured our new ASCD book Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World on their website.  When I was doing research for the book I learned of the work of this exciting and forward thinking group.  For ideas and inspiration about new spaces that emerge from both industrial and developing countries go to their site: http://www.designshare.com    
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    • These are images of some of the award winning international new school architectural designs from Design Share. They have featured our new ASCD book Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World on their website.  When I was doing research for the book I learned of the work of this exciting and forward thinking group.  For ideas and inspiration about new spaces that emerge from both industrial and developing countries go to their site: http://www.designshare.com    

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  • Permission to come aboard?
    Looking forward to tools and tricks using social networking in content areas.
    Lawrence_Faulkner, 4 years ago| Flag
  • Well-Intentioned ‘Race to the Top’ Leaves Only Undifferentiated Teachers Behind:
    Last week’s news read: A national commission says teachers from alternative programs appear no worse—or better—than those from traditional college programs. The reasons for this may easily be summarized as neither program is effective in teacher preparation. Is there a net gain for keeping our teachers bare foot and pregnant?

    There are some great teachers, and even some great Teacher Preparation programs, but these are random occurrences where consistency is essential. The reason is simple: Professional Education is missing fundamental standards found in all other professions. There is no standard curriculum, no sincere effort to identify Best Instructional Practices, and truckloads of weak consultants and players with diluted degrees serving up their own brands of Faculty Development. To be called a profession it is imperative that a profession, one way or another, needs to convene a rolling forum to collect and prioritize the core content of principles and practices that every member ought to know. Ironically, Teachers worldwide are being held to standards for annual yearly progress of their students. Meanwhile, Professors, Learned Societies & commercial schools, and some painfully self-serving non-profit foundations and Universities never even address the need for solid pedagogic content. Worse, those that do publish material under titles referencing Best Practices are quite simply hype, if not fraudulent. The current crop of in-charge “Leaders” dangerously resembles the Investment Bankers who remain in charge of the economic systems that they nearly bankrupted. Perhaps the only way to expose and reform this systemic disaster would be a class action by teachers &/or parents & students against all of us who have been complicit in these myriad layers of self-interest actions bordering on malpractice.
    Since the likelihood of legal action is a remote it would be wonderfully unprecedented for a leveraged agency, such as the US Department of Education to hold a convention of the nation’s leading educators to consider and ideally endorse a covenant of principles and more importantly prescriptive practices ideally on a website that transparently allows these to be challenged, tweaked and further specified for different age-grade-situational conditions. Additionally, such a rolling convention also could address differentiated staffing based on what schools are expected to do, and with a differentiated set of Best Practices for each function, like doctors and nurses, attorneys and paralegals, etc. Schools are expected to carry-on three essential although overlapping functions: 1. Teach new concepts, content and a positive disposition toward self-directed learning; 2. Provide assessment and supervised practice in these objectives; and, 3. Operate a massive custodial role that keeps students in school for at least seven-nine hours a day for about 200 days a year for about 13 years, and now through at least 2 more years of college. Our labor market and economic system depend on schools to meet these criteria at the very least. The problem is not the expectations, but that staffing, and organization do not reflect these three societal essentials. And, sadly there is no free market in which to buy the best ideas and practices. But, this is another complex issue requiring several additional paragraphs that would not begin and end with vouchers and charter schools.
    Meanwhile, please consider joining the websites below offering a potentially startup means of getting the current system moving in the right direction for all who would teach. As an aside, taxpayers would be grateful since increasing classroom effectiveness and adding differentiated staffing could bring about efficiencies that could save billions of dollars with even the smallest degree of adoption. Join the narrative.
    http://teacherprofessoraccountability.ning.com/main/invitation/new?xg_source=msg_wel_network And…http://bestmethodsofinstruction.com/
    Please see too our most recent site for THE PROFESSIONAL TEACHER: : http://anthony-manzo.blogspot.com/2010/05/brief-writing-for-thoughtful-righting.html and right here at: http://www.pbs.org/peerconnection/community/network/peer-connection-30-day-trial/group/rating-teaching-methods-galen-project/discuss/
    Anthony_Manzo, 4 years ago| Flag
  • ASCD among 50 national and state organizations advocating for the role of technology in ESEA reauthorization. See recommendations to Congress as they update NCLB. http://bit.ly/b5hglX
    Mark_Schneiderman, 4 years ago| Flag
  • Read my new blog from SIIA on Secretary Duncan's remarks on how technology enables 21st century learning http://edge.ascd.org/_US-Education-Secretary-Duncan-technology-enables-us-to-respond-as-never-before/blog/2267671/127586.html
    Mark_Schneiderman, 4 years ago| Flag
  • Has everyone read William Ferriter's article in EL on Why Teachers Should Try Twitter. (http://bit.ly/aKcI98) I love EdChat on Twitter on Tuesday nights at 7:00 EST
    Judie_Haynes, 4 years ago| Flag

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