Google Presentation found on this link
A few disclaimers....
Garth Holman and Mike Pennington are teachers in Northeast, Ohio. We team teach world history with 35 miles between our schools. The point of all of this is to put your head before your hands. The idea of changing teaching and learning at a philosophical level is imperative to everything done in the classroom through technology. What Garth and I are doing with the thoughtful integration of technology is empowering our students to own their learning.
This presentation is not about a specific tool, or even a handful of tools. We have chosen the tools we use based on the philosophical principal that students that DO the most, LEARN the most. What you will not see in this presentation is the months of culture building that goes into our world history class. Our students are the same as students all around this country, with one exception. Our students are making the transition away from grades and points. They are beginning to see that their learning legacies can influence how other kids around the world learn. They have developed a sense of themselves in the world. They have created videos with over 45,000 hits on YouTube, they have worked over seven years to create a digital textbook used regularly by schools in three countries and they continue to reflect/collaborate/re-imagine their work in our seventh grade class well into their high school careers.
Please feel free to explore this site and any of the links in the presentation as we talk and thank you for attending!
Garth and Mike
Please check out our links:
Combine Classroom Blog: http://www.studentsfortomorrow.net/
Student Created Wiki textbook: http://dgh.wikispaces.com/home
Follow us on Twitter: @garthholman and @professormike1