Good morning Chardon! Welcome to your waiver day. Below you will find all of the information that Garth and I will present this morning. In a perfect world you would all be on your mobile devices searching, exploring, browsing and learning as we speak. If you have a smartphone with 3g please feel free to peruse the internet throughout this presentation. If you have any comments/questions/suggestions feel free to click the "comments" button in the upper right corner of this blog post or tweet directly: @Garthholman or @Professormike1. This morning Garth and I help to inspire and re-affirm your philosophical feelings concerning our profession. Our hope is that as we present you will question not only us, but yourselves. Remember Garth and I are both seventh grade social studies teachers. We understand the trials and tribulations of being a teacher; in fact we live through the same problems every day. In the end, the agents of change must be teachers.
1. Comments on Slideshow
3. Industrial vs. Information Age
4. Change Teaching and Learning:
5. Questions to Think About.
Student created NEOtech Conference Youtubes:
Six students came to the conference on March 18, 2011 and they did what we as teachers always do. They documented the day. The following three you-tubes were made at the conference. They had five hours to build these video's from 12 hours of film footage. Mike and I are very proud of their the work they did and the engagement of the 400 teachers from North East Ohio.
Tomorrow Mike and I will be presenting a Keynote at the NEOTech Conference (see link). If you are able to watch, we will be showing the keynote live on the webshow page at 8:30 EST on March 18, 2011–Just click play at 8:30 and you will see us live from Akron, Ohio.
However, I am posting this because five of my students are also going. They are documenting the day's events for two different YouTube videos that will be posted tomorrow by 4:00 PM. These students will document the day from their perspective of the meeting, which has over 400 teachers from Northeast Ohio. They will also document how these teachers are trying to engage students with technology and 21st Century skills. Watch the introduction to one video a student has already created for tomorrow. THESE KIDS ARE GREAT and make Mike and I proud!