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:
Welcome administrators to the December 1, 2011 "21st century skills for transforming teaching and learning in the Social Studies" workshop. Below you will find links to further explore the information we presented today. This presentation will be a brief overview of the skills and work of our students.
Student-created Digital Textbook
Shared Classroom Blog
"...multimedia technologies, which use text, audio, video, graphics and animation to communicate information, offer today's teachers a mechanism to move from a 'linear' learning environment to a 'nonlinear' environment - one which offers users interactivity, control
of progress, and choice in their construction of knowledge."
-Cuper and Lambert cited in Hanover Research Council
Maintaining Competitiveness in the 21st Century, 2010
...and so we will...
Creativity & Innovation
"Schools and teachers must be challenged to use the tools and techniques of today, not the ones of the past."
-Association for the Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009.