A teacher's real-time journey into Web 2.0
Excellent, McSquared. I love how this turned out. Well done and well worth the two weeks. #shiftclass
Thanks Kristin! I am seriously so glad to be able to stop thinking about it, and I am really glad you liked it!
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Jonathan, so glad you liked it! There's always the google +1 button, if you're so inclined....at any rate thanks for reading and commenting, it means so much to me!
I am so lucky to work with a_mcsquared! She rocks!
Right back at you Pegasus!
It's beautiful! My mind was either ahead, or maybe behind. After the first couple slides, I was all upset that the teacher was so big. But of course, you took care of that, along with all my initial 'but wait...'s. I'll probably be thinking about this the next few weeks as I try to decide what kind of tweaks I want to make for second semester (starts Jan 14).
Aha, I was wondering if anyone would notice that, and it was you Malisa! Exactly the point I wanted to make. I have a long way to go to get to that point myself, mind you, where I am an equal as a learner. Thanks so much for your comment, it's truly the lifeblood for the blogger, me especially.
This is brilliant. I had the same thought about the size and placement of the teacher. You not only weave that so elegantly into the presentation but emphasize the importance of growing together as a learning community (that sounds cliché/trite ... I don't mean that way at all!). The rotating outer circle and the use of colour helps make this a really powerful illustration. You should share it on slideshare too. ;-)Awesome Audrey!
Darren, it's so gratifying when someone notices all those little details that drove me crazy putting in. A picture really can be so much more powerful than words. Thanks again.
I like. Though the word 'lesson' is getting to me since I see it as something that encompasses classwork and questions and those "just-in-time teachings" you mention. Maybe 'priming'? 'repeats-to-help-remember'? (I'm a fan of John Medina and his Brain Rules) I think the language will catch up with new instructional methods. This is repeating what I said in #globalmath: I'm just happy to see people trying things other than the way they were taught.
Thanks for reading, Ashli. Yes, the words are the subject of much debate, just trying to start with what most people know. I don't even care for the word flip anymore, because it sounds so two-ish, and I see learning as a 3 part cycle. Reading u on John Medina now, thanks for the tip!
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Wow. Happened onto your site thru an instructor's suggestion that I visit Darren Kuropatwa's site. I taught high school math before staying home for 13 yrs with my 4 kids. Taking classes now to get back in the swing and re-enter the world of teaching. I'm so excited about all the new technology I'm seeing..... but specifically wanted to see some MATH teachers that excel with it. Your site is SOO inspiring! Thank you!
Hi Traci, thanks so much for your kind words! Things must look hugely different from 13 yrs ago. I think you've come back at the most exciting time to be a teacher. It's also the most collaborative time, as many teachers are working together either via twitter or blogs or whatever to improve their practices. I'm so glad you found this site helpful, it just means the world to me, thanks for reading and for your comment!