Monday, July 23, 2012

The 21st Century Classroom

Looking forward to joining a group of teachers this week to explore teaching in the 21st Century Classroom.

"The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" - Alvin Toffler

Topics to review and presentation link

Sites to review

  1. The P21 Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century along with the  P21 CommonCore Toolkit
  2. The 21st Century Fluency Project A collaborative initiative created to develop exceptional educational resources to assist in transforming learning to be relevant to life in the 21st century.  The 21st Century Fluency Project is all about change. In today's world we face technological applications in daily living the likes of which, even a few short years ago, would have been inconceivable. 
  3. CommonSense Media  (report pdf)
    curriculum Link
  4. Social Media with Twitter #digcit (see recorded conversation and links)
    The Digital Citizenship Chat and hashtag is a great network for educators that meets on Wednesday at 7pm Eastern. Digital Citizenship chat #digcit  

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I was fortunate to teach a mobile computing class this month.  With a varied range of students in the the class we were able to review dozens of apps and apply to our content area.  A few of the elementary teachers created their first ibook using a variety of apps.  I will post the link soon.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mobile and Social Learning

I am gearing up for a class next week on social media and mobile learning.  I continue to explore apps for learning and lots of online resources.  

Why Mobile Learning?

Looking for more resources?  I attended a presentation by Kathy Schrock last year and she showed her Bloomin' Apps project along with a page to allow you to share your own favorite Web 2.0, iOS, or Android app with others, and find it very useful!

So much to explore and learn!

Summer Conference - Campus Technology

Every few summers I try to attend a technology conference.  Depending on the location I have attended ISTE, BLC or local workshops.  This summer I plan to attend a few days of The Campus Technology Conference for higher Ed at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.  The pre-conference session is by Mark Frydenberg (Sr. Lecturer/CIS at Bentley @checkmark),  the topic The Silver Lining: More Classroom Cloud and Collaboration Tools. You can follow the conference on Twitter at #CT2012  -->

There seems to be lots of great topics on the agenda.  I hope to follow BLC while attending the conference.