Here you'll find ideas for promoting literacy through the use of technology. Please feel free to leave comments after posts.
I completely agree with the portion of this video that says that if a question can be answered with a Google search, etc. within 2 minutes then it should not be taught in the classroom. Students should learn these facts within the larger context of problem solving, etc. Thanks for sharing this video, I am really interested in checking out some of the tools mentioned in this video!
Thanks for this post. I agree with Kelly about the facts in two minutes. Students who can regurgitate aren't really learning. In the really world facts get you no where if you can apply the knowledge in a really situation. After watching the video I am really interested in the site mind shift. There is so much information out there that we just don't know about. As teachers we really need to teach skills for research and application for web 2.0.
Great video. I agree with both Maggie and Kelly about the facts. We nee to teach our students to be critical thinkers and to synthesize their information. I would like to watch more videos that gives us more information. I liked some of the websites they mentioned and will be interesting to look into them. Three of the websites remind me of socrative.com, which i just learned about today in my Technology committee meeting. It is a website that teachers can use if students have smartphones to have them take a quiz, vote, etc. Today I realize that I really should be joining more webinars to learn about all the new technology tools out there and how other teachers use them in the classroom. Very inspiring.