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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Some Ideas I'm Throwing Around


When thinking about how I can help my pre-service teachers make better connections to other teachers, leaders, administrators, etc. through social media, I have many thoughts. Maybe I'm thinking "too big". However, one thing that came to my mind is the use of synchronous video. Why can't we set up Skype or iChat for a classroom full of pre-service teachers to observe a lesson that's being taught. I know that permission has to be granted. They could live blog or have a backchannel going on that facilitates a discussion about a topic (student engagement, the use of positive reinforcement, etc.).

Something else that I've been trying to get started is the use of blogs. I'd like for my students to have an ongoing blog that has them reflect on the INTASC standards, PDE-430, and Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. The blog could be used their entire time in college and eventually serve as an artifact for their portfolio. I envision a rubric that integrates all of these standards and is used to evaluate the students' work throughout their time in college. Student teaching supervisors, seminar instructors, course instructors, advisors, etc. could all have access to the blog and provide feedback. What better way to for the pre-service teachers to become reflective practitioners?



Thoughts? That's it for now - more to come:).

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Some Ideas I'm Throwing Around


When thinking about how I can help my pre-service teachers make better connections to other teachers, leaders, administrators, etc. through social media, I have many thoughts. Maybe I'm thinking "too big". However, one thing that came to my mind is the use of synchronous video. Why can't we set up Skype or iChat for a classroom full of pre-service teachers to observe a lesson that's being taught. I know that permission has to be granted. They could live blog or have a backchannel going on that facilitates a discussion about a topic (student engagement, the use of positive reinforcement, etc.).

Something else that I've been trying to get started is the use of blogs. I'd like for my students to have an ongoing blog that has them reflect on the INTASC standards, PDE-430, and Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. The blog could be used their entire time in college and eventually serve as an artifact for their portfolio. I envision a rubric that integrates all of these standards and is used to evaluate the students' work throughout their time in college. Student teaching supervisors, seminar instructors, course instructors, advisors, etc. could all have access to the blog and provide feedback. What better way to for the pre-service teachers to become reflective practitioners?



Thoughts? That's it for now - more to come:).

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