iPower! Becoming a Digital Educator or,
What tools belong in a digital educator's toolbox? Learn how teams of teachers (digital immigrants from Communication Arts, Health, Social Studies, Science, Special Education and World Languages) are working together using 21st Century tools: scanners, cameras, iPods and the Web 2.0, to form strategies for teaching their digital native students.
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Digital tools for digital students
Apple's website showcases todays students who are hypercommunicators, multitaskers and goal-oriented. Follow the links to the "Disconnect: What digital students need in order to learn" -- today's kids are wired differently!
Research from NCES
NetDay Speak Up
NetDay Speak Up is an annual national research project that collects the voices and views of key stakeholders in education on topics such as educational technology, science, math, and 21st workforce skills. Over the past three years the project has collected the viewpoints of over 562,000 K-12 students from all 50 states, as well as 26,000 teachers.
Cultivating Digital Educators
An online presentation from Frieda Foxworth, Ron Bosch and John Geanangel. "How do you transform a traditional school environment into one where teachers effectively use technology for collaboration, curriculum development, instructional delivery, and student engagement? It doesn’t happen overnight, and many challenges must be overcome."
21st Century Skills - Growing Up Digital
From the Metiri Group, "The enGauge 21st Century Skills were developed through a process that included literature reviews, research on emerging characteristics of the Net-Generation, a review of current reports on workforce trends from business and industry, analysis of nationally recognized skill sets, input from educators, data from educator surveys, and reactions from constituent groups. Sources are listed and cross-matched in a matrix included in the full report."
Where to begin?
Team-based Staff Development: key to successful implementation
Duke Digital Initative
Apple Professional Development Online
David Warlick's Guide to Podcasting for Educators
Annette Lamb's website, has activities and lesson ideas for photo resources, digital cameras, scanners and more.
iPod = MegaVCR
From Hall Davidson of Discovery Education, presented at the Florida Education Technology Association conference. Don't miss using Apple's "Address Book" for quizzes on the iPod!
Lit to Go
From the Florida Dept. of Education -- a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format
Flocabulary - Vocabulary builder (rap)
Getting Things Done with Your iPod
e-Books for your iPod
From the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC 2007):
Blogging and Podcasting from iPower members:
pcast://feeds.feedburner.com/CitizenU (Podcast--subscribe in iTunes)
Social Studies teachers Dan Larsen and Andy Conneen: CitizenU
http://www6.district125.k12.il.us/~mrider-s/podcastingynotic.html (Podcast - web-based)
AP Spanish teacher Manolo Rider-Sanchez