I would love to hear from anyone who has a SMART BOARD in the class room! I want to learn more about SMART BOARDS. So many schools use this technology now. I feel left behind. More important, I feel like my students are missing out. I would love to see this in action!
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Dan Pink really got me thinking about the role of motivation in learning. This talk isn't directly related to technology but, I see technology as a method for creating the motivation and differentiation for students.
TED Talks Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
It's not always about technology, we need a balance. Good idea to jump start students writing a personal narrative.
Memoir Writing Prompt
1. There are many ways to get a fresh perspective. They all help you look at details in a new way. Assume you are going to write about your home (this could be, instead, a favorite childhood doll, your son or daughter, the day you got married, your first job — just pick something you would like to write about today). Imagine that you climb up a 50 foot tree that has suddenly appeared at the edge of your property. Write what the house (or whatever you have chosen) looks like from this vantage point.
Adam S. Bellow, author of The Tech Commandments, and founder of eduTecher, spoke to a roomful of receptive teachers at the recent ISTE 2011 conference, and demonstrated some of the ironies and contradictions the education system is mired in. And he had some advice.
Wow! All I can say is wow. It all feels a little overwhelming but, I remind myself that I don't have to use all of them. If I find 1 or 2 that are relevant then I can try something else later. Very cool!
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OMG, this could be an avenue for me to purchase my SMART board!! I'm talking to my principal tomorrow before I put this out but, I'm psyched!
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