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The Wendy File 7/14/13

The Wendy File 7/14/13

A compilation of the best edtech resources on the web today!


The Wendy File 6/25/13

The Wendy File 6/25/13

Compilation of edtech news for today.


Action inspired by Will Richardson’s book Why School?

The following is a slightly edited string of emails between a couple of teachers I have the pleasure of working with and myself regarding our relevance as educators in a small, county community school in Lodi, San Joaquin County, California:

On Jan 8, 2013, at 7:33 PM, “Wendy Frink” <wfrink@sjcoe.net> wrote:
>>
>>> I wonder what would happen if we gave them a standard and asked them how they wanted to demonstrate mastery?
>>> Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 9, 2013, at 7:11 AM, “Darrell” wrote:
>
>> It is an interesting approach. I had students decide once what they needed to study and review the most for geometry, and then made the follow-up test on that material, but asking them how
>> they want to demonstrate mastery would shape the whole assessment project/test.
>>
>> Sent from my iPad

From: Wendy Frink
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 7:19 AM
> To: Darrell
> Cc: Gina; Jeremy
> Subject: Re: I wonder what the kids would do…
>
> A standard in each class with each core coming through inserting that class’ contribution to the projects brainstormed by the previous class…English, Math, Soc Sci or Science, and Digital…..
>
> Sent from my iPad

On Jan 9, 2013, at 7:47 AM, “Gina” wrote:

> I think it’s brilliant.
> ________________________________________

From: Wendy Frink
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:05 AM
> To: Gina
> Cc: Darrell; Jeremy
> Subject: Re: I wonder what the kids would do…
>
> Lets select the standards in each class so they could fairly easily integrate with each other. When we do it, record observations, comments your hear and things you see. Take pictures.  At the end if the day, ask the kids to reflect on the process in a google form and we’ll review it all together, carry out their projects/assignments and then we’ll publish our findings 😉
>
> Sent from my iPhone

From: Wendy Frink
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:15 AM
> To: Gina
> Cc: Darrell; Jeremy
> Subject: Re: I wonder what the kids would do…

Since the test scores are likely never to get us, as a program, out of Program Improvement and we haven’t had any unbearable consequences yet, screw teaching to the test, let’s see about facilitating our kids to determine their learning paths.  Why School? identifies the fact that learning and teachers are no longer scarce resources.  The entire history of knowledge is at everyone’s fingertips….not just in the brick and mortar libraries and classrooms of the world.  Unless we make ourselves valuable as facilitators and guides, we will become obsolete.

Sent from my iPhone


9 Step Plan For Overcoming illTWITTERacy


15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/students-better-online-researchers/”>15 Lesson Plans to Help Students Be Better Online Resesrchers


– Part 1… Amazing Twitter Secrets For Educators… Twitter’s Advanced Link… Amazingly Simple!

– Part 1… Amazing Twitter Secrets For Educators… Twitter’s Advanced Link… Amazingly Simple!.


Worth a reblog…

Technology Embedded: Living, Learning, Teaching

I say easier because, no matter how easy the process of web creation can be made, the creation of an effective, attractive, user-friendly design that meets a high standard of functionality will always take time.

As an ICT Specialist in a school just getting started I am in the enviable position of getting to help plan and execute an expanding array of new initiatives including the creation of a new school website. Of course, being a strong believer in collaborative learning, I see every chance for me to continue learning as a chance to get my students involved.

Enter Weebly. This Flash based web design platform really evens the playing field. Hey you! Technogeek. Stop rolling your eyes. Yes, learning code is a noble achievement. In the meantime, the rest of us with more immediate needs want to play too.

Weebly offers us the chance to become published web…

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