While I have seen edcamp sessions on things that SUCK - and I admit I thought about that topic for a moment, I didn't want to dwell on the negative but focus on things that are awesome!
Now the you are about to overdose on Awesomeness!!! Let's share the amazing things happening in education.
THESE ARE ALL POLLS!
Q1 What gets your vote for best “base” Google App for Education and why? #gbedchat
Q2 What educational trend are you raising to the top of the ballot as most important? Why? #gbedchat Makerspace Movement
STEM in Education
Q3 On the ballot tonight - year-round schooling! How do you vote and why? #gbedchat
Yes- year-round school!
No - summer off!
Q4 What ISTE Student Standard is most important to you as an Educator? Why? #gbedchat
Q5 Which is your favorite creation tool to use with students or your own use? Why? #gbedchat
Q6 What tool do you use most or like the best for formative assessment? Why #gbedchat
Exit Ticket (paper and pencil)
George Couros wrote the book "Innovators Mindset" and recently started an online learning community based on the book. The hashtag is #imooc #innovatorsmindset if you want to check out the book study and learn more about how to innovate in education.
Q1 What video or videos stick with you from your time as a learner? #gbedchat
Q2 What is one of your go-to videos in teaching? Share it here! #gbedchat
Q3 Video is great - in moderation. How much uninterrupted video do you find your students/staff can watch w/out drifting away? #gbedchat
Q4 What is one unique way you’ve used video in an outside-the-box fashion? #gbedchat
Q5 Video creation is a great activity for student creativity. How have you used it with students/staff? #gbedchat
Q6 What tool(s) have been most valuable to you in video creation and distribution? Provide links if possible! #gbedchat
Q7 Goal time! What is one video idea you could create this year to engage, teach, and/or entertain your students/staff? #gbedchat
Spring Break ushers in a multitude of opportunities. It can be a chance to spend time with family, or catch up on tasks we have been putting off, or unplugging from the many tasks and responsibilities and relaxing for a bit. Spring break should be a welcome time in the life of a teacher and hopefully you take advantage of this break.
Q1 What does spring break mean to you? #gbedchat
Q2 What are your plans for your break? #gbedchat
Q3 What are your best memories of spring break or vacation that you have taken? #gbedchat
Q4 What does spring break mean for your students? What experiences will they have over this week? #gbedchat
Q5 Thinking about how excited Ts and many Ss get for time away from school- how do we make school as exciting as spring break? #gbedchat
Q6 Thinking about best destinations, how can we incorporate the idea of travel, vacation, etc. in our classes? #gbedchat
Q7 Since we can't take our students to every place we would like - how can you create expeditions to cool places for Ss? #gbedchat
Tonight's topic is all about competition. More precisely the use of competition, especially tournament structure in educational activities. As a history teacher I used brackets to have students debate the most important President, or the most important event in history. Students researched their topic, created a visual presentation and then faced off in the arena. Students debated each other for the title of Grand Champion. This structure can and has been used in subject areas beyond social studies. Tonight our questions are geared toward having you explore how you could use Bracketology to create an epic learning activity for your students.