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Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Participatory Spontaneity Blog Post by Dr. David Webster

Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. #TMTexasESC1

Link: http://sco.lt/8U83Dl

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 6

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s how you break the plateau and reach the next level.”

~Chalene Johnson

 

 

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Participatory Spontaneity – Key Words

When observed, the engagement concept of Participatory Spontaneity resonates with the following key words:

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The key that is the central concept for me is one I learned about over 30 years ago while in undergraduate courses.  My professor, Dr. Chantrey Fritts, emphasized the importance of Collegiality in teaching and learning. Collegiality is relational.

Collegiality is the relationship between colleagues (Link). Colleagues are those explicitly united in a common purpose and respecting each other’s abilities to work toward that purpose (Link).

Because of new media opportunities, our audience of colleagues grows beyond borders.

 

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Teacher-Led Professional Development and TeachMeets Upcoming Session

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Tech BFF: Dotstorming- Vote in a New Poll

Dotstorming is such an innovative platform for participatory planning and authentic voice in learning experiences. Reminds me a bit of the Eboard platform from the burgeoning days of the Interwebs! Here is what a DotStorm board can look like, in its most minimalist form:

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Try out Dotstorming by casting your Vote in my Dotstorming Poll.

Click this link: https://dotstorming.com/b/59d3dacfdb975afa05678399

Click on the “Add a Card” icon to cast your vote or vote on one of the choices already posted.

Want to learn more?

Here are a few tutorials for getting started and using Dotstorming:

From Brittany

From Michael

From Richard

Thank you to the Dotstorming creator, G. Marland!

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Be Internet Awesome: Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

Be Internet Awesome: Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.

This resource from Google is packed with curriculum, games that allow for hands-on practice, and even a pledge to teach students how to safely navigate the internet.

Here is the link: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/
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Weekend Ed. Quote~ September 29

“It is important for the school to wrap around the learner, rather than to have the learner wrap around the school.”
~Dr. Eric Hamilton, PhD, Pepperdine University

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Participatory Spontaneity- A Benefit of Online Discourse

Digital media and emerging technologies, especially social media, change the educational lives of students, teachers, administrators… and those who love them! The rush to add associations labeled as “Friends,” “Contacts,” “Followers,” “BFFs,” “Super BFF,” “Besties,” “Mutual Besties,” “Mutual BFs,” (and many more), reflects the desire to connect and interact.

The spontaneity of participatory discussion is fun. Using long and short discourse, conversationally toned text, even emojis and animated gifs, ideas sprout, grow, and transplant across minds and miles.

Through the experience of a knowledgeable educator, the spontaneity of participatory discussion achieves a heightened level of learner engagement.

Over the course of the next several weeks, I’ll be thinking and writing about The spontaneity of participatory discussion, or Participatory Spontaneity. I would love to learn about your experiences with Participatory Spontaneity too so please share comments.

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STEM Learning Resources from PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media has abundant #STEM resources to take your students on a learning adventure and inspire a lifelong love of science!

Wild Kratts follows the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe!   Explore Collection

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Animal Adaptations / Grades: PreK-3

How are some birds able to survive winter weather while others have to fly North? Why are Polar Bears and Walrus’ able to survive on land and water? Discover Wild Alaska with the Kratt Brothers! Students will learn about animals in Alaska and how they adapt, survive, and thrive in the wild.  Discover More

Ready Jet Go! / Grades: PreK-3

This space-themed collection includes fun, educational video clips about planet Earth, the other major planets in our solar system, and the characteristics that set them apart. Discover More

Earth Science / Grades: K-2

From different weather patterns to land formations, help your students learn more about how the Earth works and how it was formed with this collection from NASA. Discover More

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Quick Glance STEM Stats 2

Quick Glance STEM Stats

  • In 2013, 1.38 million American high school students enrolled in physics courses. *Source
  • In 2015, 1505 young women earned a college degree in Physics. *Source

*The aps.org site offers raw data, data rendered in excel, powerpoint, and Adobe files for additional in class use. 

 

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Please share your STEM stats in the comments section.

 

 

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