Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Our PBS Course has finished… now what?

Our  PBS course concluded last night and, even after 12 years of course facilitation, I miss you all.

Here, I make my pitch for dedicated educators, parents (and especially parents who are educators!) to get very involved in your local school politics. The school board, the local teacher representation board, the local PTA are excellent ways to navigate your local education system and provide your expertise.

All: please consider yourself nominated by me, for your next level of educational service!!

Dr. T 🙂

 

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote~ February 23

“Action is the real measure of intelligence.” ~Napolean Hill

 

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#DLDaywebinar,  Digital Learning Day 2018: Blending Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes

Happy Digital Learning Day! Digital Learning Day was created in 2012. This year, 2018, is the 7th annual occurrence. There are over 1500 events occurring in celebration of digital learning and computer-mediated instruction. The focus and activities center around this essential question: How technology can enhance student learning?

There was an engaging and dynamic webinar today. I am so glad to have spent my lunchtime attending this webinar. You can see my tweets and the tweets of other attendees at the following hashtag: #DLDayWebinar

If you missed the  Digital Learning Day 2018: Blending Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes, you can watch it here on YouTube: 

Here are my webinar notes:

Alliance for Excellence in Education: Webinar – all4ed.org/webinar

Showcase quote at timestamp ~~46:00

Digital Learning Day is a “safe place for educators to try something new with technology” ~ Tom Murray, webinar moderator

Great example from a teacher’s lesson plan is a QR-code to log miles

Transformational technology

What I love that I’m learning

Systemic process

Adapt on the fly

Challenges:

Stagnant feeling when you want to do something

What is Step 1?- start to break the (thought) paralysis

Performance-based learning is distinctly different from online learning

“It’s not about us-it’s about the kids-student autonomy emerges”- Joe Vagt

“Academic urgency is for students vs teacher-centered instruction” ~Nikolaus Namba, @NikNamba

“Be thoughtful about the norms and culture you create” ~Tom Murray

Stop Waiting!

Cyclical progress of program assessment-students working in blended modalities with their families

Not a digital worksheet storage hub by a high-quality culture of innovation ~Tom Murray

Lagging metric tools layer ~

1st start measuring steps focus on implementation metrics – implementation leading metrics
student voice metric and also lagging metric tools. ~ Beth Rabbitt

Regarding the use of devices- ask “what are the coalition of the willing” ~Tom Arnett

(Agree!) I am fully of the belief that our 5 & 6 year-old learners can do anything (with technology) that our high school learners can do. ~ Nikolaus Namba, @NikNamba

Under the mental processes that our learners are using as they encounter and as they come up with their solutions

Beyond a Digital Divide to a Digital Use Divide
Active use vs. consumption use

Download this report at futureready.org/blendedlearning

 

See additional Digital Learning Day posts here

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Shout-out for HSU from Digital Learning Day

Tomorrow is Digital Learning Day across the country and Hardin-Simmons University, where I am interim instructional designer, received an online shout-out and website placement for our Canvas Cowboy Innovator Event. “Digital Learning Day is a day to celebrate the great things that digitally happen EVERY Day in classrooms around our country. It is NOT about using digital tools for one day.” -From a DLDay Twitter post. 
Canvas Cowboy Innovator on the Map!
Here is the link to the main Digital Learning Day page: http://digitallearningday.org/
 \See additional Digital Learning Day posts here

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Love Poems for Mathematicians from Ben Orlin

Ben Orlin  (#mathwithbadhashtags) has one of the most delightful and humorous blogs. Orlin’s blog is called Math with Bad Drawings. For Valentine’s Day, Orlin has showcased his talents with his funny perspective  on Valentine’s Day from a mathematicians’ point of view. Click on the link below to smile a little bit more this Valentine’s Day.

#mathwithbadhashtags is also my Hashtag of the Day.

Love Poems for Mathematicians

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Present at Canvas InstructureCarn

Our team submitted proposals for Canvas InstructureCarn

You should too!

Learn More at this link: https://blog.canvaslms.com/en/step-right-greatest-learning-earth

Click here to submit a proposal. Deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 9

I could feel feel the energy and excitement rising in the room whenever participants could see a short road between a late afternoon workshop an a concrete and positive change that they could make in their classes the next morning
James Lang in his book, Small Teaching 

Photo taken by Helen Teague

SmallTeaching
Read a sample from Small Teaching from Google Books, by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 3

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

 

 

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