Tech Thursday | 6 April 2017
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. Students:
- use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
- use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
- contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
- explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.
Skype in the classroom in a nutshell...
Skype in the Classroom is completely free to educators and experts around the world to connect and sharing learning experiences using the standard free version of Skype. We are a part of the Microsoft Educator Community - a place for educators to learn, connect and share. To participate, all you need to do is download Skype and create a Skype account. You can use that account to register on the Microsoft Educator Community. Browse content and use the filters to find the perfect learning activity for your students, then request a session. We have hundreds of Guest Speakers, and learning activities which bring the curriculum to life, as your students interact live with experts and virtually visit many exciting places in the world.
What is your favorite iPad app to use with students and why?
One of my favorite iPad applications is Padlet because students can share their research, collaborate and it's easy to use. The bulletin boards can be customized, which allows the students to add personality to their walls.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
In my leisure time, I love being with my 6-month-old granddaughter & vacationing in Cabo with my husband and friends.
$100,000 for Students | $50,000 for Teachers
WHAT IS THE PARADIGM CHALLENGE?
The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.
WHO CAN JOIN THE CHALLENGE?
Youth aged 4 to 18 (as of May 1, 2017) compete in three age divisions: Ages 4 to 8 ● Ages 9 to 13 ● Ages 14 to 18
WHAT TYPES OF ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED?
We welcome all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste.
HOW WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED?
A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration. In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions.