"We should be teaching students how to think. Instead, we are teaching them what to think." Clement and Lochhead, 1980, Cognitive Process Instruction.


If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. -John Dewey


"Who is asking the most questions in your classroom? Who is doing the most thinking in your classroom?" Tim Tyson



"There is no place for a defensive attitude. You will come across as a real big #*&^@$^&@." Reminder from my wife




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1 Why are we here?

Allow parents to fully participate in their child's learning experience.
Talk about new tools kids will be using in social studies

2 Why should we be using technology?

1 How is the world changing? How are the demands of the workforce changing?
2 What should teachers be doing to prepare kids for their future?

"The pen and paper of the 21st Century" David Warlick(?)

Show Did you know...Shift Happens(7:38)

3 Skills need for 21st century

http://collaborationnation.wikispaces.com/Skills+Needed+for+the+21st+Century
Show "A Vision of today's students" (4:44)

4 What is a wiki, blog, and podcast?


Why Wiki?

(3:52)
http://collaborationnation.wikispaces.com
http://broadwayhits.wikispaces.com


BLOG

Why blog?

http://bumpontheblog.etowns.net/?p=212
http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2007/09/02/measuring-engagement/
http://www.emmab.learnerblogs.org/
http://www.pbogush.edublogs.org

PODCAST


Why podcast?


http://www.turkeycrossing.podomatic.com
http://www.collaborationnation.podomatic.com

7 How we will be using all of the above 07-08



Who's your hero?

http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=H_Tubman_MMS_07_ul

Ongoing wiki activities

2008 election page/discussion
Discussion Page Questions
Question of the week?

Edit one Wikipedia Article on 19th Century US History Topic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallingford,_Connecticut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Bonds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton

Time Machine Project with TPLC

http://www.usd253.org/schools/index.htm

Utopia with Colorado

http://totallywired.ypulse.com/archives/2007/06/meet_ben_wilkoff_the_2007_tota_1.php

Native American Unit with Guilford, CT 3rd Grade

http://www.guilford.k12.ct.us/~cox/


Three Words Videos


Day in Our Neighborhood Project


Video Project


OneWebDay 1 2


Podcast projects(outside of normal classtime -- sign-up required)

Teen Scene Middle School Radio Podcast Showhttp:radiohigh-djs.blogspot.com/
Lunch with....
Mayoral Debate?

Student Ideas Yet to be Known...
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.html


Create Podcast Page for Old Sturbridge Village


8 Where do parents live in Collaboration Nation?

The following sites are available:
Beautiful Cape on Main Street
Vacation Cottage on water front
Camp site for weekend getaway
Winebago for occasional visits
A mountain top home at the edge of the county -- center of town can be seen with binoculars

Another option:
Forget Collaboration Nation, move somewhere warmer, keep updated with postcards


In October there will be a meeting for parents who want to set up wikis, blogs, or podcasts for personal or professional use...or just be able to more fully participate on their child's.

Stay connected -- stay informed -- keep collaborating.

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Questions

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