In this edition of It's Elementary we discuss Interactive whiteboards with our guest Lisa Parisi and our in house expert Maria Knee. Our conversation centered around the use of the interactive whiteboards in a student centered curriculum. We heard example of best practices both for Smart Boards given by Lisa Parisi and Promethean given by Maria Knee. The discusion and comments coming out of the chatroom were very informative. For more details check out the text chat.
Alice and Jose report live from the http://cue.org conference. We pulled people fron the exhibit hall and got reflections on their conference experience. CUE began EdubloggerCon West on Wednesday and continued with three full days of 1 hour talks, 3 hour sessions, full day workshops, panel talks, and an Open Source pavillion. Have a listen as CUE participants share their favorite sessions and impressions. Enjoy the the show.
In this international edition of It’s Elementary we are joined by Dennis Newson and Nick Noakes session facilitators for EVOVWLL 2009 and Vance Stevens the original webhead. We attempted to define what self directed learning is and how it has changed over time. We talked about the importance of learning in a network and building our own Personal Learning Environment (PLE or PLN). We talked about the structure of the EVO sessions and the role of the facilitators. We evaluated the different tools used in the course such as the wikis, nings and the like. We concluded that it really IS about the people and how we connect in these online spaces. Check out all the great links in the text chat
Ed21, a conference for educators - and all learners, is happening this Saturday, February 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m PST (global time). The conference is a mix of four Ted-like 14 minute presentations with time for conversation in between and after the presentations.
The website answers the question, “What is Ed21?”, with this:
We are interested in discussing how we can reinvent the educational system so students can be:
• independent processors of information
• solvers of real life problems
• curious and passionate about their interests
• effective oral and written communicators
• collaborators who make an impact on their community, one another, and the world
To this end we are committed to challenging the status quo, connecting people with networks, and sharing ideas worth spreading.
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