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Kathleen Yancey at NECC – Best session I did not attend

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I should have known that Kathleen Yancey would pack ‘um in at NECC – and I should have been there early.  Try as I did, I could not persuade the ISTE door person to let me in.  But I lucked out….Sandy Hayes taped (with permission) “The Yancey’s” whole session. And Carla Beard blogged the session.… Continue reading

Live from NECC – Alan November on “The Student as a Contributor”

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It’s pretty much a no-brainer that students, not their teachers, should own the learning that’s happening in classrooms. But how do we make that shift? Alan November has a list of “jobs” that will help transfer contol to the learners: Screencasting – Put students in charge of producing tutorials for other children. With the research to… Continue reading

Live from NECC – Alan November on Designing Globally Connected Assignments

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Alan opened the session with a look at where technology is going in the future, via a TED session – Oh my, in mass production of “wearable tech” won’t cost more than a cell phone. Ideas for designing rigorous and globally connected assignments: Suggestion 1 – Teach students ethics of content development – have students… Continue reading

Live from NECC – Media Literacy with Jamie McKenzie

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I’m joining Jamie McKenzie‘s last session of the day: teaching media literacy. We’re looking at the of wikilobbying (coined by Stephen Colbert – whose video we’re watching, which has unfortunately been removed from YouTube). So the question is “how do we alert our students to how Wikipedia works? Phtoshopping Reality – Activity: Show Evolution video… Continue reading

Live from NECC – Slam Dunk Research via PowerPoint

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I’m drawn to this session because the write-up states “model has your students investigating and answering higher-level questions.” The presenters are from Deep creek Magnet Middle School, outside of Baltimore. A slam dunk model has 5 basic steps: questioning information sources activity assessment activity enrichment (extended) activities Here’s a link to the session wiki –… Continue reading

Live from NECC – Scratch Community

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Mitch Resnick, from MIT, is leading the Scratch session. Scratch is all about creating, building, and inventing – to be makers of things. You can’t be fluent in digital media just by interacting; you need to also be able to create. Bridging Divides: making and interacting art and engineering creativity and systematicity individual and community… Continue reading

Live from NECC – Jamie McKenzie on Synergy and Collaboration

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So glad to see that Jamie McKenzie is offering three sessions at NECC. It’s been way too long since my last visit to fno.org. His opening session is on synergy and collaboration. Synthesis – Do we actually teach it? Have we been taught how to synthesize ? Yet we expect students to be able to… Continue reading

Live from NECC – Best Practices in Fair Use for 21st Century Educators

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I’m in my first workshop for NECC 2009 – Renee Hobbs‘ Fair Use for Educators session. With copyright being such a huge and complex issue, I’m hoping to get a better handle on all those sticky issues teachers deal with increasingly as they led their students onto online learning and producing of content. Joining Renee… Continue reading