January 8, 2016
Tip of the Week- Making Better Presentations for the Classroom
Look, this is HARD STUFF. If you read this article and try to do all 5 tips in one presentation, you will discover that making a really GOOD presentation is difficult. But give it a try. You will learn a lot from the process.
Alos check out the New Media Consortium @NMCorg (website at www.nmc.org) which is in their words an "organization devoted to exploring the use of new media for teaching, learning & creative inquiry." They also founded the Horizon Report series.
ISTE Standard of the Week
To me, this one is hard. It is so much faster and easier to give the students a problem and tell them how to solve it. Once you start letting them discover how to solve the problem, you are looking at more time and more work for the student. And when they have to discover the question itself? Wow. But what a valuable thing for them to know how to do. Now that is an authentic task.
Tool of the Week: Quizalize
If you give it a try, let me know. I would love some feedback because this one is super new to me too! I included an instructional video below.