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Carol Hartmann

eLearn: Case Studies - Threading, Tagging, and Higher-Order Thinking - 5 views

  • launched a pilot program in which a group of master trainers work as school-based coaches. To support coaches in their work with teachers, we constructed a Moodle-based online course with coaching-related readings, videos, and a discussion forum. To facilitate communication and information sharing, we built in a number of Web 2.0 tools: Diigo, VoiceThread, Ning, Dimdim, Flickr, Word Press, TeacherTube, and Curriki. (The accompanying list at the end of the article provides a brief description of these tools.) Among other activities, participants use these tools to upload video examples of teachers' and coaches' own model teaching, and hold real-time discussions about video content; meet as a whole group and as small groups; collaborate and share lesson activities; identify good Web-based teaching resources; and develop and share a final electronic portfolio.
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    Nice informal summary of benefits of Web 2.0 technology for online teaching based on observation of master trainers coaching teachers to cultivate greater engagement, communication, creativity, and collegiality among a community of users.
Carol Hartmann

Creativity: Effective practices in the classroom - 0 views

  • In order to teach creativity, one must teach creatively; that is, it will take a great deal of creative effort to bring out the most creative thinking in your classes. Of course, creativity is not the only required element for creative instructors. They must also know their fields and know how to create an appropriate learning environment. When will it be most important for you to offer direct instruction? When is discovery most important? What are your expectations and how can you best communicate them?
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    Explore these pages to learn more about creativity, how creative thinking might be and is being taught at Iowa State and elsewhere, and you can teach creatively and teach for creativity, whatever your discipline. E-Resources based on Bloom's taxonomy detail techniques for creative teaching: including brainstorming, concept mapping, role-playing, storyboarding, DOIT, Random Input, Decision Tree, Questioning Activity and more...Just imagine the possibilities of applying these techniques to discussion threads.
Carol Hartmann

Six Thinking Hats® - 0 views

  • Improve academic performance by teaching critical and creative thinking skills with SIX THINKING HATS®.  This effective communication tool teaches us to see and focus our thinking using six strategies to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening.  It teaches us to (1) think using six strategies, (2) problem solve, (3) make decisions,  (4) design quality questions and (5) self assess.  This energizing concept used by international corporations and schools revolutionizes communication. 
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    Six thinking hats can be used for any critical thinking or problem solving activity in the online classroom to explore all viewpoints in order to improve students communication skills and collaborative work.
Carol Hartmann

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning - 0 views

  • Welcome to the future! This is a blog devoted to educators intent on infusing technology and 21st century education into the classroom.
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    Michael Gorman is a longtime librarian whose edtech blog was awarded Top 100 Education Blogs by OnlineDegrees.org View the blogroll reviews of current emerging Web 2.0 technologies with transformative educational application for schools and libraries to empower students and their teachers/instructors/facilitators.
Carol Hartmann

A Critical Look at Constructivist Pedagogy - Kevin Blissett: Out of the Cave - 1 views

  • I actively search out opposing points of view. My best guess, as usual, is that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. That is, I believe that novice learners need substantial guidance but also a decent dose of inquiry. As learners become more mature and establish a suitable context of knowledge and skills, inquiry can begin to take a  more central role in instruction until finally it takes the dominant role.
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    Blog article 5/30/09 titled: A Critical Look at Constructivist Pedagogy present background reading about pros and cons. Kevin's Blogroll and Links offer transformative browsing and reading from a global perspective.
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