Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Intel Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches - Free online course!

Intel Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches
Are you looking for free, just-in-time professional development that you can experience now, anytime, or anywhere? Take our first course in a new series of high interest, visually compelling short courses that provide deeper exploration of 21st century learning concepts using:

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Explore ideas and try new project-based approaches for your classroom in this self-paced, interactive course.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Teacher Presentations

I enjoyed attending the Lunenburg Staff portfolio presentations yesterday afternoon. It was great to see so many teachers using blogs, wikis, jing, slidehares, videos, twitter and other tools covered in class. As a stood in the background I heard one of the teachers telling an assistant principal "in January I had never heard of these tools and now look at how I am using them in my classroom, my students really like it" For those of you that presented using Web 2.0 tools, please share your experience and advice for the next class! I already had several teachers ask me "what should we learn next, I love this all the new tools we learning in class". I would have to say, the Lunenburg staff is a group of life long learners and I am so happy I was part of this professional development experience!
Images Courtesy of Alec Couros

Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching and Learning

Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching and Learning
Great professional development video. Alec Couros delivered the closing keynote presentation at the 2009 Summer Faculty Institute program at the University of Delaware on June 5, 2009. This wonderful presentation lasts 70 minutes and will give you an overview of what's new on the social networking front and how it applies to teaching. Link