Observation Video – Elementary Math
This is a fairly straight forward classroom observation video aimed at helping teach our admins about gathering data. The focus of this particular video was engagement. I’ll be posting the pre-observation interview later.
This is part of our revamped professional growth process. It’s pretty interesting if you’re into that kind of stuff. If you are that kind of person, there’s a lot more information about what we’re doing here.
Ok, so that wasn’t the original TED title but I like mine better (it’ll make sense if you’ve ever gotten one of those “amazing fact” emails). This is an old TED video from way back in 2005 but this one portion really hits home with me. I started to transcribe the notes and then got lazy- so my non exact notes are below and the video clip is embedded. I trimmed it to 3:30 but the whole thing is interesting, especially when looking back at 2005 and thinking how much more enmeshed in networks we have become and how much print journalism has continued to change. duck echos Rough notes for those who will never watch the video It’s easy to believe networks are good. The dark side, the more tightly linked we become the harder it is to stay independent. A network is not just a product of its component parts, it is something more than that. The problem is that groups are only smart when the people in them are as independent as possible- paradox of collective intelligence. Networks make it harder for people to think independently because they drive attention to the things the network values. one of the phenomenons – meme gets going it’s easy to pile on, that piling on phenomenon, that essentially throws off […]
creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by Bramus! We’re playing around with some online content for instructors to access on their own or to use as part of some guided online learning we’ll be doing. We started the building some elements around search because it is a place where most people are comfortable but where there’s often decent room for growth. It’s nothing that hasn’t been done before in terms of the goals but I hope we’ll be able to make it more approachable and really target the things that will be attractive to instructors in higher ed. I also want to see it as continuum that will lead people more deeply into the wild world of the web. We opted to focus mainly, although not exclusively, on the Google search realm because that’s what most people use and they have a pretty extensive variety of options that are attractive to higher ed instructors.I remain somewhat conflicted about that but after seeing Bing’s advanced search options I decided I could only worry about so much in my life. The content isn’t finalized nor is the presentation but I figured writing it up would force me into articulating my choices and maybe one of you would give me better ideas or point out flaws. General Ideas The content […]
I received this message last night. . . . I used to love your website when you took some techie idea and translated it for us commoners (non techie teachers). Now you seem to be so caught up in fighting “them” that you have forgotten “us”…the lowly teachers who are just trying to use technology. Come back ….I want the “old you”. The non cynical you ….the one who has great ideas of how to use technology in the classroom. Yes., the powerpoints and slide shares are horrible, and the world is falling apart, but we need great minds like yours to translate tech to teach….please add the “a” and stop worrying about the world. I agree totally with her comments regarding the blog I also appreciate her taking the time to let me know. It’s a lot easier in today’s world to drop someone and move on without a second thought. and its downward spiral. I think she’s overly complimentary of me and overly self-effacing of herself and teachers. The only thing is, I’m not sure how to get back to when I thought this blog was good and worthwhile. I was in a school then. I interacted with students and teachers. Things were exciting and I had real problems to solve and a living lab in which to […]