21st Century Skills
I have been teaching at the University of Akron for 8 years or so. Over the last three-four years, grad students in my class have been keeping a reflective blog on the material we are addressing in class. The goal of this blog is twofold: one to become confident and experienced in keeping a blog for school use and second, as a way to show their understanding of how to integrate technology into the classroom over time. I want to share two of these outstanding sites with you.
Two UA student websites are highlighted by Ohio Department of Education. (click here for list of all 25 sites)
Michael S. O'Connor's, has written an outstanding blog, STRANGE TRANSMISSIONS on the power of technology in the classroom. Michael's homepage explains his rational for how technology can change teaching and learning. Mike Pennington loves the tag line on his blog....wish I had Jedi powers and owned a lightsaber! Check out his work.
The second student created blog, is called Learning with Betz. The author of this blog, is Rachel Betz, who plans to teach Math and or science in the near future. She has done a great job on her blog. I hope both Michael and Rachel, continue to blog about new and exciting ways to engage students.
On a side note, Teachersfortomorrow.net is also on the Ohio Department of Educations website, as a site to follow about Education and technology in Ohio's public schools.