Teachers don't want to teach where they are needed the most. Children will learn what they want to learn. "The method of the grandmother" "Self-organizing systems" SOLE-Self-organizing Learning environment.
It seems that Sugata is pushing for teachers to get out of the way of student learning. Let them research, let them problem-solve, let them discover. Students seem to retain more when they are in charge of learning.
Todd says to check out Sugata's blog. Do it! I also need to read some Dan Pink. Check out Frank Smith, too.
Question: Are we becoming too insular? If we learn by who we are around, how do we bring new ideas into our buildings?
Todd's gonna tweet. @tfrimoth
Final Projects- Brainstorm Ideas fo' Me!
Margaret- Read A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink. Difference between needs of the Information Age and the Conceptual Age.
Noelle- Read Drive by Daniel Pink. All about traditional motivation methods. Self-Direction, Mastery, and Purpose are the main motivators.
Eric- A training PowerPoint about flipping tech instruction.
Rob- Cell phone use policy.
Kara- Read Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug. How to make effective websites.
Bobby- Made an iMovie reflecting on the learning from this week.
Jody-The Power of a Story PowerPoint. Need to reframe who we are. Communication. Digital Storytelling can be a powerful tool for students and staff. Jason Ohler.
CherieAnne- Doing evaluation walkthroughs with tech. Notability= notetaking, recording , video, photographs.
Becky A.- Adventures into the world of tech. Smartboard usage. Link Parentvue in Synergy to a blog? Good idea.
Becky S.- Ideas to communicate to staff. Wordsift- check it out.
Christy-Read book Communicating Innovation by Tony Wagner. "Passion without purpose is meaningless."
Amy- Cool film about learning.
Brian- Film about Sherwoord's Tech Plan
Me- Fantastic. Made myself cry.
Lisa-Practical applications for schools for tech. Softball example.