Check out this School District 103 video to find out more, and you’ll be excited to offer students authentic videoconferencing opportunities in your classroom!
A class of our 5th graders just participated in a Mystery Skype session with a classroom from Hawaii – thanks to Joanne Jacobs and her students for Skyping with us from the 50th state! It was really cool to sit back and watch the kids in action. What’s a Mystery Skype, you might be wondering?… Continue reading “Do you surf in gym class?” – A classroom’s Mystery Skype experience with Hawaii
Twitter can be overwhelming. I’ve seen lists for “50 ways to do this…”, “100 ways to do that…” – and hey, I love the different pieces of wisdom, and they are super helpful to me and a lot of people. But when you’re just getting a teacher started with Twitter you don’t want to overwhelm… Continue reading 5 easy ways to start using Twitter in the classroom
This is purely anecdotal – but it practically confirms something that I’ve thought for a long time about students and EdTech: If students are forced to learn from each other or problem solve themselves, they will do it just fine! If there’s a knowledgeable tech person within shouting distance, their hands will shoot up, and… Continue reading Curse of the “Tech Guy” in the Room!