Why sharing is the key to learning!
Strategies for a networked teacher/school leader
Seek – Go, Explore, Discover!
For this I use Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Scoop-it. The result of this is that I read a lot more articles and books than I used to 5 years ago.
Sense – Understand, Do, Create, Remix
When I find information I usually share it back on Twitter or Facebook. If the information is relevant to my work I will write about it on my blog and if I’m lucky comments from other educators will result in reflections and new learning for those involved. Sometimes what I find can be used in my class and I write about this on my blog and use the category “Lesson plans”. That way I can use my blog for reflections, professional development and in as an activity starter in my class.
Share – Pay It Forward
Creating and sharing are connected and the point is to give back to the community. When doing a presentation or workshop I always share my slides on Dropbox or Slideshare. If you like comments on your blog, you should be sure to comment back and thank those who provide the information. That way you take part of the sharing culture.
(list found on Lyn Hilts page and moderated to suit the purpose!)
How I plan my lessons
To do week 15
- In groups of 3 read 3 in-depth projects and prepare 3 questions each for the oral presentations
- Prepare your oral presentation, Follow these guidelines; present topic and thesis question that you answer. No notes and no writing on presentation, only pictures, graphs, statistics, video (short) key words. Presentation no more than 11 minutes. Time for questions 10 minutes.
- Activity: Write what you know about Edward Snowden here. Watch this video interview with Edward Snowden and take notes, write a blog post about the interview. Title; Why I agree/disagree with Snowden’s actions
Some results from those articles can be found here: Victor, Khadi, Sindre, Dimitrije.
I know they would appreciate your comments!
Remember to let your students ask the questions! When writing on their blogs, have them ask the questions they end up answering. This makes it so much more interesting for the students writing and the teacher reading!