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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Goals...

My goals for this time off from teaching.....discover 1 new Web 2.0 tool each day. So far, this is what I've accomplished:
www.diigo.com, www.flickr.com, www.webkinz.com (Maddie got a unicorn from Santa!), www.twitter.com (which I said I would never use but now, I'm addicted...just need to have more people in my "network") and TADA--- my new ipod!!!

It's very overwhelming to master all these new tools so quickly. I feel as though I'm still trying to find a common medium between all of them to help me manage all of this better.

The other piece to this puzzle I'm trying to put together is how these tools can enhance the teaching and learning process. I'm trying to be more "clickable" which is not that difficult if you really put yourself out there!! AND, I'm trying to make all of these new tools personal to me - I'm trying to be selfish (read this post!!) and use them for me first. That's why you will see a mixture of personal and professional reflections, pictures, etc in this blog. I hope to model this learning process for my students.....

On to the next tool (and my sister's birthday party - entertaining again tonight!)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Learning WITH Technology

Are your students learning with technology? If so, HOW? If not, what needs to change?
  1. Support knowledge construction
    • represent learners' ideas, understandings, and beliefs
    • produce organized, multimedia knowledge by learners
  2. Support explorations
    • access needed information
    • compare perspectives, beliefs, world views
  3. Support learning by doing
    • simulating meaningful real-world problems, situations, and contexts
    • represent beliefs, perspectives, arguments, and stories of others
    • provide a safe, controllable problem space for student thinking
  4. Support learning by conversing
    • collaborate with others
    • discuss, argue, and build consensus among members of a learning community
    • support discourse among knowledge building communities
  5. Intellectual partners that support learning by reflecting
    • help learners articulate and represent what they know
    • reflect on what they have learned and how they came to know it
    • support learners' internal negotiations and meaning making
    • construct persona representations of meaning
    • support mindful thinking (Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, 1999 as cited in Jonassen, 2000)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Finally...getting it together!

Well, my goal for this summer was to get my blog organized and functional. In addition, I planned to post to my blog regularly....based the professional reading I was going to do.....all summer! It's August 10 and I am just finally sitting down to get my thoughts organized. I read other blogs every day and hope to have mine looking as good as Marcie's, Kristen's, Joyce's, etc.

I hope this blog will be a compilation of my thoughts, my students' innovative ideas/reflections, and our collaborative work.

On another note, Marcie tagged me and I just can't let her down! So, here goes:

First, the Rules:

1. Post these rules before you give your facts
2. List 8 random facts about yourself
3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them
4. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged

8 random things about Megan Fritz:

1. I just made my first batch of peach jam today. Yummie!!!

2. I wrote my dissertation from start to finish including completing my study beginning the week after my daughter was born and ending with a walk across the graduation stage at 6 months pregnant with my son. Phew - those 2 years went quick!!!

3. I play the hand bells, clarinet, french horn, and piano.

4. I dream of living in Cape Cod and managing the 9 cottages - one of which my family owns.

5. Both my husband and I swam the 100 and 200 breaststroke in college (6 years apart).

6. I can knit - have completed several scarves and a capelet.....will finish my poncho while on vacation.

7. Last summer, I assisted my dad in catching a 36 inch striped bass. Yes, I catch the bait, bait my hook, catch the fish, get it into the boat and/or net, and take it off the hook. Then, I carry it up the beach and to the cottage. NO - I don't filet or eat it...such a shame! (That was the day after I caught a blue fish with my bare hands in the surf off the beach.)

8. I love chocolate ice cream....don't mess with it.....straight up chocolate!

I tag: (2 of my students who I know are going to be blogging with their students. Hopefully, this will get them blogging again before school starts!)
Carrie
Natalie
I'll add more after I think about it for a little bit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Timely post

Go to this blog to read a very timely post for our cyberethics discussion.....
http://ecram3.blogspot.com/2007/06/students-technology-and-copyright.html
Respond to Marcie's blog to get real-time research feedback. She teaches in a very innovative school and I'm sure she would be happy to talk with you.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's not about the technology....

http://ecast.euclid.k12.oh.us/itblog/?p=96

Monday, February 19, 2007

Leading Change in our Schools

Check out our class Wiki. We hope to use it in our schools to lead change as a response to the Web 2.0 movement. http://psgvleadingchange.wikispaces.com/

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Guest Speaker - What is WEB 2.0

Essential Questions:

How can I use the ideas of Web 2.0 in my classroom?
What does constant change mean to my classroom?
How do I see my classroom changing?
What am I going to innovate?

PARTICIPATE! Read, create & publish.... it is as big as you can think it

~posted by Marcie Hull
Guest speaker 02-15-07

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Goals...

My goals for this time off from teaching.....discover 1 new Web 2.0 tool each day. So far, this is what I've accomplished:
www.diigo.com, www.flickr.com, www.webkinz.com (Maddie got a unicorn from Santa!), www.twitter.com (which I said I would never use but now, I'm addicted...just need to have more people in my "network") and TADA--- my new ipod!!!

It's very overwhelming to master all these new tools so quickly. I feel as though I'm still trying to find a common medium between all of them to help me manage all of this better.

The other piece to this puzzle I'm trying to put together is how these tools can enhance the teaching and learning process. I'm trying to be more "clickable" which is not that difficult if you really put yourself out there!! AND, I'm trying to make all of these new tools personal to me - I'm trying to be selfish (read this post!!) and use them for me first. That's why you will see a mixture of personal and professional reflections, pictures, etc in this blog. I hope to model this learning process for my students.....

On to the next tool (and my sister's birthday party - entertaining again tonight!)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Learning WITH Technology

Are your students learning with technology? If so, HOW? If not, what needs to change?
  1. Support knowledge construction
    • represent learners' ideas, understandings, and beliefs
    • produce organized, multimedia knowledge by learners
  2. Support explorations
    • access needed information
    • compare perspectives, beliefs, world views
  3. Support learning by doing
    • simulating meaningful real-world problems, situations, and contexts
    • represent beliefs, perspectives, arguments, and stories of others
    • provide a safe, controllable problem space for student thinking
  4. Support learning by conversing
    • collaborate with others
    • discuss, argue, and build consensus among members of a learning community
    • support discourse among knowledge building communities
  5. Intellectual partners that support learning by reflecting
    • help learners articulate and represent what they know
    • reflect on what they have learned and how they came to know it
    • support learners' internal negotiations and meaning making
    • construct persona representations of meaning
    • support mindful thinking (Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, 1999 as cited in Jonassen, 2000)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Finally...getting it together!

Well, my goal for this summer was to get my blog organized and functional. In addition, I planned to post to my blog regularly....based the professional reading I was going to do.....all summer! It's August 10 and I am just finally sitting down to get my thoughts organized. I read other blogs every day and hope to have mine looking as good as Marcie's, Kristen's, Joyce's, etc.

I hope this blog will be a compilation of my thoughts, my students' innovative ideas/reflections, and our collaborative work.

On another note, Marcie tagged me and I just can't let her down! So, here goes:

First, the Rules:

1. Post these rules before you give your facts
2. List 8 random facts about yourself
3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them
4. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged

8 random things about Megan Fritz:

1. I just made my first batch of peach jam today. Yummie!!!

2. I wrote my dissertation from start to finish including completing my study beginning the week after my daughter was born and ending with a walk across the graduation stage at 6 months pregnant with my son. Phew - those 2 years went quick!!!

3. I play the hand bells, clarinet, french horn, and piano.

4. I dream of living in Cape Cod and managing the 9 cottages - one of which my family owns.

5. Both my husband and I swam the 100 and 200 breaststroke in college (6 years apart).

6. I can knit - have completed several scarves and a capelet.....will finish my poncho while on vacation.

7. Last summer, I assisted my dad in catching a 36 inch striped bass. Yes, I catch the bait, bait my hook, catch the fish, get it into the boat and/or net, and take it off the hook. Then, I carry it up the beach and to the cottage. NO - I don't filet or eat it...such a shame! (That was the day after I caught a blue fish with my bare hands in the surf off the beach.)

8. I love chocolate ice cream....don't mess with it.....straight up chocolate!

I tag: (2 of my students who I know are going to be blogging with their students. Hopefully, this will get them blogging again before school starts!)
Carrie
Natalie
I'll add more after I think about it for a little bit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Timely post

Go to this blog to read a very timely post for our cyberethics discussion.....
http://ecram3.blogspot.com/2007/06/students-technology-and-copyright.html
Respond to Marcie's blog to get real-time research feedback. She teaches in a very innovative school and I'm sure she would be happy to talk with you.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's not about the technology....

http://ecast.euclid.k12.oh.us/itblog/?p=96

Monday, February 19, 2007

Leading Change in our Schools

Check out our class Wiki. We hope to use it in our schools to lead change as a response to the Web 2.0 movement. http://psgvleadingchange.wikispaces.com/

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Guest Speaker - What is WEB 2.0

Essential Questions:

How can I use the ideas of Web 2.0 in my classroom?
What does constant change mean to my classroom?
How do I see my classroom changing?
What am I going to innovate?

PARTICIPATE! Read, create & publish.... it is as big as you can think it

~posted by Marcie Hull
Guest speaker 02-15-07