Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level – Don Wettrick
Various thoughts and resources tweeted by:
The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age – Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall
Edudemic.com – connecting education and technology.
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A session about connecting and collaborating using digital tools at the "On the Rise K-12" conference.
Connecting Framework #1
Our first attempt at creating a visual representation for authentic interactions with outside experts.
Framework for Connecting with Authentic Learning Partners
Our creation of how we interact with outside sources highlighting the difference between consumption and creation of information.
student understanding of framework
Having students reflect on projects and assignments and determine how they use technology and identifying levels of interactions.
Student Blog post criteria
Making sure students know how to post and comment on the Internet responsibly.
Presenting our Framework
The WRDSB hosted a learning carousel for sharing innovative ideas. We used this opportunity to pass along what we had learned thus far and to encourage other teachers and administrators to reach outside the walls of the classroom.
Genius Hour anchor chart
Anchor chart for students to start their genius hour projects. They choose any topic, and we then searched for people to help us learn.
Outside expert anchor chart
Planning with students ways in which we could find and connect with experts in various fields of knowledge.
twitter student interaction
A student's first attempt at creating an authentic interaction with an outside expert.
website student interaction
Another student solicited information and shared her own ideas based on this expert's' website.