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Dave Truss

BLC09 Program - Fullscreen - 0 views

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    Conference Program
Dave Truss

Internet Archive: Details: A Brave New World-Wide Web - 0 views

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    I've finally finished the video version:-) This link is to the internet archive for a high quality stream or download (see left sidebar). A lower quality version is also on YouTube.
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    My Brave New World Wide Web slide show made into a movie with music.
Dave Truss

What comes around | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    A great student-created video to show students.
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    The task was simple: Have your advisory pick an issue in the school and then create a video that promotes awareness of the problem and/or a solution to the problem.
Dave Truss

"I speak digital" :: Digital Exposure | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    Gaps in Digital Exposure and Digital Competence will be no different than the gaps we see in basic skills or content areas when we enter a classroom.
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    Basically this is about 'exposure to' and 'integration with' digital technology at a young age as opposed to 'adaptation to' digital technology later on in life.
Dave Truss

"Release the Hounds" by Chris Harbeck | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    It's all about empowering students to be responsible for their own learning… whether teaching them content in a class, having them explore an area of interest, or having them run a school-wide activity as part of a leadership program.
Dave Truss

Two 'stuck' posts, a borrowed post with an added rant, and a few questions. | David Tru... - 0 views

  • All these tools are technological with only the potential to be pedagogical… but they aren’t designed with pedagogy in mind.
  • Am I the only one who feels like a 30 hour day would still be too short? Are there others out there who wonder what kind of commitment it will take for a teacher to be technologically savvy enough to meaningfully engage students with all these new tools? Are we focusing too much on the tools and not enough on pedagogy? Will educational structures change fast enough to provide our students with a relevant education? … and for that matter… What would an ideal education look like today?
  • In my comment above I mentioned ‘pedagogical merit’ and to be honest, I have been on a bit of a focus in that direction recently. What I really mean by that is finding the right tools and structures for the right job in order to meaningfully enhance learning and engage learners.
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  • ‘Context‘ is where you start. ‘Scaffolding‘ is the structure(s) we build in order to increase the effectiveness of the technology use. ‘Pedagogy’ is the artful things we do to enhance learning regardless of technology use.
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    'Context' is where you start. 'Scaffolding' is the structure(s) we build in order to increase the effectiveness of the technology use. 'Pedagogy' is the artful things we do to enhance learning regardless of technology use.
Dave Truss

Opportunities, Access & Obstacles | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

  • • Online networks help to define us. My Blog, My Flickr, My Space, My Facebook, My Friends, My Profile, My Second Life, My del.icio.us, MyBlogLog, My Ning Network, My Twitter, My-Whole-Life-Connected-and-On-Display-For-Anyone-And-Everyone-To-See…
  • On many levels, ‘access issues’ are key obstacles. Yet, opportunities abound! The web lets us collaborate in many different ways! So now I have to wonder: Do we want our discussions to be around what we can’t do? It isn’t so much about ‘New Boundaries‘ as it is about removing boundaries. There were holes in the Berlin wall for years… innovative teachers today are escapees from behind similar walls. It is time to tear the old ideological walls down. Teachers and students need access granted!
  • I’ve seen a real shift in my own thinking recently. Forget whining about access, never mind the slow speed of change, get over the obstacles! Go after meaningful results. Engage and empower students. Be a leader and a role model.
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    Forget whining about access, never mind the slow speed of change, get over the obstacles! Go after meaningful results. Engage and empower students. Be a leader and a role model.
Dave Truss

FieldFindr: Using Ning to Connect Teachers to Volunteers | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes ... - 0 views

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    "A portal to Connect Classrooms to the World: Global Citizens can Share Talents and Skills with Students. Teachers can find Global Citizens (Volunteers) willing to help in a field of interest that they are working on in their class."
Angela Maiers

Digital immigrants or digital natives? A discussion of digital competence… A ... - 0 views

  • Rather than a Digital Native/Digital Immigrant dichotomy, students have a wide spectrum of digital competence positively correlating to their digital exposure.
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    So if I were to make the post title into a statement it would be: Rather than a Digital Native/Digital Immigrant dichotomy, students have a wide spectrum of digital competence positively correlating to their digital exposure.
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    Excellent post, and much needed discussion on digital competencies!
Dave Truss

Statement of Educational Philosophy | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    The goal of education is to enrich the lives of students while producing articulate, expressive thinkers and lifelong learners, that are socially responsible, resilient, and active citizens of the world.
Dave Truss

Wikis in the classroom: a reflection. | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

  • 1. Scaffolding
  • 2. Time Line
  • 3. Experts
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  • Grades
  • The thoughtful/reflective effort it took to write this has made this one of the most powerful things I’ve done for professional development as a teacher.
  • here it is
  • Before reading the feedback, my initial impression was given in my Some Assembly Required post
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    The thoughtful/reflective effort it took to write this has made this one of the most powerful things I've done for professional development as a teacher.
Dave Truss

$3,881.65 for one night's work | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    News editors and journalists don't give our wonderful students enough credit and enough accolades! We spend hours telling students how much they are valued and appreciated in schools, then they go into the 'real world' where they are portrayed so poorly by mass media.
Dave Truss

"Who Have You Helped Today?" - Developing Empathy | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for You... - 0 views

  • “Who did you help today?” It is simple. It inspires empathy. It shows what we truly value… and I look forward to the day when my daughters ‘favorite part of the day’ is also the answer to ‘who did you help today’.
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    This post will be printed in a Grade 8 Language Arts Text by Pearson Education. "Who did you help today?" It is simple. It inspires empathy. It shows what we truly value… and I look forward to the day when my daughters 'favorite part of the day' is also the answer to 'who did you help today'.
Julie Lindsay

The Web2.0 Prophecy: An Adventure | Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    This is an excellent article that has been reposted. It includes a lot of the information that outlines WHAT web 2.0 is. This includes videos and many important hyperlinks. Excellent article for newcomers to web 2.0 to pick up on.
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    Important article that gives an excellent overview of Web 2.0.
Dave Truss

Marking What Counts and Reporting on Report Cards | Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    We can't fundamentally change our report cards in a truly meaningful way until we change what we consider important first. However, assessment itself is the greatest impediment to meaningful change in education. Standardized tests are about 'counting marks' NOT 'marking what counts'.
Dave Truss

Licensed To Pill: We live in an over-prescribed (and over-labelled) society. | Pair-a-d... - 0 views

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    I think this fits with the idea of us living in an over-prescribed society… every teacher has met a kid that 'needs' medication to 'fit into' the classroom, but I wonder how much of this is an issue of placing square pegs in round holes? At what point do labels hinder rather than help?
Dave Truss

ASK [for help] and Ye Shall Receive, SEEK [the right questions] and Ye Shall Find [the ... - 0 views

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    What it comes down to is qualifying the kind of questions we are going to ask ourselves when considering (new or ubiquitous) technology use in the classroom. "How can we use this?" Seems to be a much better question than, "Should we?"
Shaun Fletcher

Acceptance of Mediocrity, Web 2-point-oh-oh! | Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    An start point for a discussion on what is acceptable in today's media landscape.
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