Lots of great resources today! We discussed Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World by Heidi Hayes Jacobs today. We attacked it as a jigsaw activity and it is such a thought-provoking book. Too bad we only had one day to delve into it. If you haven't read this book: YOU SHOULD! Emily and I (thanks for being my partner, Emily) discussed chaper 8. It focused on the importance of recognizing that our students will come to us teach ready. As educators we need to embed technology across the disciplines to make students more media literate (as they come in with a fund of tech knowledge already). They need to learn netiquette and the permanence of the internet and how to critically process all of the information they are exposed to in order to filter for credibility. They need to become critical thinkers and consumers in an information stream that is fluid. Kind of like with this quote:
We alsoused a video from a series I really like to illustrate how quickly tech is changing and making information literacy so much more important (click on the link below to view):
Did you know 2011--Social Media
This is a link to a prior version which also has a lot of interesting information:
Did you know? - 2009
On another note we also used a website called "Tagxedo" to create a word cloud. It's a more spiffy (yes, it's 2012 and I used spiffy in a sentence) version of Wordle. We chose and apple to represent education. The words are key points from our chapter:
You like??? Make you own @ http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html
Phew! Lots of stuff to ponder for one day. Happy 4th of July!!!!!