*This page was borrowed from Jim Wenzloff's and Brian Mull's pages on the Digital Learning Farm.

Motivation


Who works harder, you or the average student in your class?
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Article by Alan November -


Who owns the learning in your class?



Pick up at 8:55 to hear how one teacher has transfered the work to her students through valuable assignments in producing content.

Class Scribes

Researchers



Tutorial Designers
  • Eric Marcos' Class - mathtrain.tv Dividing with Fractions
    • "Has found that allowing students to create material for this site increases engagement and provides struggling students with more opportunities for reviewing troubling concepts".


  • Atomic Learning
  • Khan Academy
  • Teacher Tube
  • Vimeo
  • Dearborn Schools
  • Tools to create:
    • Screenr - immediately links to twitter, etc by giving you a URL of your screencast to give others
    • Free software - Jing - free downloard, set up an account and they will store your videos, limited to five minutes
    • Smartboard Notebook Recorder - time is unlimited but not the greatest quality
    • Screencast-o-matic - no need for downloading software/ saves as a movie file so it's editable

Tool Developers

  • Diigo - http://www.diigo.com
  • Delicious
  • Quizlet, StudyStack
  • Google Reader - http://www.google.com/reader
  • Creating your own Search Engine
    • An Example - Quest Math Help
    • Creating Your Own - http://www.google.com/cse
      • "Most educators know that there is a great amount of misinformation online and acknowledge that students don’t always use the most effective search techniques. Understanding this makes this student job that much more important. We should be providing students with guided opportunities and teachable moments that allow them to practice and hone their research skills".

Curriculum Review and Publication

Collaboration Coordinators

Contributors to Society

*Note how many of these jobs cross over into others - Tween Tribune.


Thoughts for Planning


What resources are available?

What search queries would help me find them?

Who might my students be able to connect with?

How might they connect?

What tools best fit here?

What RSS feeds might I want to subscribe to?

What cross-curricular connections can be made?

What creative outlets might students want to use?