My Inspiration

My dream classroom…

Shawntel Class

(Shawntel Allen’s “classrooms without desks“)  

http://disruptiveforce.net

I strive to continually engage in a high level of personal and professional growth and application of skills that will ultimately lead to enhancement of student learning. Here are some PD workshops I have attended that really inspired me! I hope they inspire you too!

Shawntel Allen:

Shawntel Allen‘s Powerpoint (PREZI) presentation from Pandora’s Box: How to shift from a 20th century classroom/school culture to a 21st century school/classroom culture -Project based Learning (PBL), AASSA, Campinas, Brazil (2011):

Shawntel Allen’s website (classrooms without desks/project based learning):

http://disruptiveforce.net

 

Dr. Yong Zhao:

Homogenization or Diversification: Education in the Age of Globalization, Keynote Speaker at AASSA, (2011) 

http://zhaolearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/AASACampinas2011.pdf

http://zhaolearning.com/

Globalization, competition… an interesting video that looks at differences in the lives of two high school students in America, China and India.

Patrick Bassett:

Growth Mindsets at AASSA Conference, Campinas, Brazil (2011)

 

Lee Crockett:
Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow, Keynote Speaker at AASSA, (2011)  

http://fluency21.com/planner.html

 

Doug Johnson:

Integrating Technology Skills into an Information Literacy Curriculum, at AASSA, Campinas, Brazil (2011)

https://dougjohnson.wikispaces.com/Dippingguide
Learn how to create….
Wikis
RSS feeds, etc.

Presentation tools:

1. Prezi- http://prezi.com

2. Glogster- http://edu.glogster.com

Online virtual poster.

3. Animoto- http://animoto.com

Great for creating fun videos to share with parents after a classroom party or end of year celebration!

Brainstorming tools:

4. TodaysMeet: http://todaysmeet.com/

Create an online chatroom to backchannel with your students during videos and lectures.

5. Bubbl.us:

Create graphic organizers collaboratively with your students.

Digital Storytelling: Create personalized stories with your students!

6. Storybird- http://storybird.com

Beautiful illustrations to pick from and start creating stories! You can publish them to start your own classroom libraries.

7. Zooburst- http://zooburst.com

3D pop up books with your students as the main characters!

8. GoAnimate- http://goanimate4schools.com/

Create fun and engaging cartoons!

9. Voicethread- http://voicethread.com

Have students comment on pictures and videos in a way that you can assess their understanding in a fun and interactive way!

10. Wordle- http://www.wordle.net/

Copy and paste texts to create word clouds. Great for analyzing famous speeches and literature! (Student essays take on a whole new look with this tool!)

11. Edmodo- http://www.edmodo.com/

Looks like Facebook, and is a great platform for teachers and students to assign and turn-in work.

 

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