Tarrant Institute e-newsletter
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Tweet of the Week:
How has #edtech enhanced the
learning experience of your students? http://bit.ly/qEMQti
Bonus video: Student Response Assessment at Minnetonka Middle West:
"I've got 100% participation. I challenge any classroom
without this type of tool to be able to accomplish that."
--Tom Condon, math teacher, Minnetonka Middle School
West, Minnetonka MN
I. Clickers by content: What does it look like in the classroom?
* Critical Thinking in History: Who
am I? A History Mystery – Social Studies
backchannel, googledocs, word, or paper to jot down reasoning behind
* Pre-Reading Anticipation Guide: English
Anticipation Guide Of Mice and Men
* Testing for Comprehension - Science: Mitosis
II. iclicker resources:
* Study: It's Not
Teacher, but Method that Matters (Associated Press, 5/12/11)
* Whole Brain Teaching: The Power Teaching Technique
Everywhere, an audience response system that allows responses via
the web and sms messaging
Full resources and documentation from Tech Tips available here: http://mgicollaboration.pbworks.com/w/page/46244406/Classroom%20Response%20Systems
Backchannel chat from last Thursday's iclicker event: http://www.todaysmeet.com/clickers
Thanks to Susan Hennessey and everyone who turned out for "icame, isaw,
The next Tech Tips session will be
Thursday, Oct 27: "Adding tech to your math classroom" with middle-level math
educator and Tarrant research associate Meredith Swallow. Reserve your seat today.
ISTE Webinars now available for Tarrant partners
The 2011-2012 series of ISTE webinars are now available for viewing
through partnering with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education.
If you're a Vermont educator and would like subsidized access to the
2011-2012 series of ISTE webinars, please contact us.
Upcoming webinar topics include:
* Collaboration in the Cloud/Training Global Collaborators
* The Mobile Classroom
* Digital Storytelling Goes Social
* iPads for Administrators
* WebQuest Voyage Using Glogster and LiveBinder
* Tabletology: What Makes a Tablet Work in the Classroom
The full schedule is available here:
Student Work We Like:
to Learn Your Way Around Hudson Middle School
"Welcome to all you fifth graders that will be in
Hudson Middle School next year! We will guide you to
success through this video..."
This VoiceThread was created
by students at Hudson River Middle School in NYC, to give incoming 5th
graders a guide to their new school. VoiceThread is an excellent
application for engaging students in conversations about images and
publishing the collective work of a classroom.
Related content: What's a VoiceThread?
Moodle: The Universally Designed Digital Learning Environment
10/13 - 12/1: Integrating
the Interactive White Board in the Classroom
Castleton State University
Multimedia Projects and Evaluation
The Center for Teaching and Learning @ UVM
10/27: Tech Tips: Adding tech to the math classroom
Free @ UVM
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