Using Social Media and Web 2.0 to Differentiate Instruction
By: Mary Marotta Instructional Technology, Professional Development Consultant and Adjunct Professor
I liked the "21 Interesting Ways...." slide show. However, some of the things that he commented on doing in the Google Docs, I am not sure that I knew they were capable of doing & would know how to do them........It just goes to prove that I will never learn it all!!!!! ;D
Linda, The web is constantly changing, Google adds new features every week. This course will show you many of the basics and provide adddtional avenues for learning. A quote that I pinned on my wall ..."The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." --Alvin Toffler, Mary
good job!!!... i love dis 21 intersting way... i ll work on dis in my classroom
How google saved a school.Interesting. I enjoyed the concept of looking at a situation and coming up with a solution that works. We can all attest to the fact that our students are changing dramatically. If we are to make a difference there needs to be a shift in how things are done. This clip was an interesting view of such a shift and the need for it to involve everyone. I'm not sure I agree with the view of students multi-tasking effectively. Could it be that in this quick fire world they have shorter attention spans or the need to be "entertained"?
The "21 Interesting Ways..." was very informative and I jotted down a few that would be appropriate to use in 5th grade. For example: Reading Response Journal, for collaborative homework assignments (group work), as a way to peer edit for struggling students and it would be neat to have them all watch a quick trailer or video and comment about it.Rhonda Connery
Great video on "How Google Saved Our School". This was a snipet from the lengthier version I watched. I think using technology in school is a great way for kids to learn. With students who have difficulty learning it is a great way to keep their attention and help them. I just wonder how it truly affects their brains staring at a flat screen all day and being entertained. Rhonda Connery
Finally got a chance to watch How Google Saved a School. That was very interesting. I still am not sure if I completely agree that students can multitask like that - that they're really not just goofing off more than working - but as long as they get the work in on time, I guess they are getting the work finished (hopefully well). I find it fascinating to watch students find more and more reasons to use Google Docs even when it's not expected of them. And I think we would all love to have Smart Boards in each classroom and access to computers like that!!!
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