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Dennis OConnor

Education Week Teacher: High-Tech Teaching in a Low-Tech Classroom - 26 views

  • How can we best use limited resources to support learning and familiarize students with technology?
  • get creative with lesson structure
  • Take advantage of any time that your students have access to a computer lab with multiple computers.
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  • Relieve yourself from the pressure of knowing all the ins and outs of every tool. Instead, empower your students by challenging them to become experts who teach one another (and you!) how to use new programs.
  • "Pass it On" Buddy Method
  • Students assist one another in creating digital products that represent or reflect their new learning. It’s a great way to spread technological skills in a one-computer classroom.
  • Group Consensus Method
  • Small groups of students engage in dialogue on a particular topic, then a member uses a digital tool to report on the group's consensus.
  • Rotating Scribe Method
  • Each day, one student uses technology to record the lesson for other students.
  • Whole Class Method
  • Teachers in one-computer classrooms often invite large groups of students to gather around the computer. Here are a few suggestions for making the most of these activities
  • When we are faced with limited resources, it is tempting to throw up our hands and say, "I just don't have what I need to do this!" However, do not underestimate your ability to make it work.
    Might help create a blended classroom, even when you have to share the blender.  Common sense advise for the real world of underequipped classrooms and stretched thin teachers.
Dennis OConnor

Viewing Feed (Subscribe to the Greenroom) - 0 views

    Here's a way to subscribe to the Learning Times Greenroom. This is one of the very best produced ed-tech podcasts I've listened to. Professional production values, fascinating topics, and professional production standards. Stay on the cutting edge of web 2.0 by listening to Susan Manning and Dan Balzer!
Dennis OConnor

Teaching with Technology - MrKent.Net - 0 views

  • MrKent.Net is designed to help teachers effectively add technology into their classrooms. Lucas Kent is a grade 6 teacher and e-learning consultant who has incorporated technology into his teaching. His goal is to pass on these experiences to other teachers. Lucas authored 6 Steps to Success in Teaching with Technology, a teacher's guide to incorporating technology into a classroom. Look Inside!, read the latest reviews, recommendations and order your copy today.
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