This week’s Ed. Quote features a quote by Casba Osvath. It addresses the enduring and remarkable value of storytelling.
An excellent opportunity to learn during a live Twitter chat and Google Meet… Thank you David Lockett!!
Citation: Salmon, F. (2013). How Technology Redefines Norms. Retrieved from http://blogs.reuters.
— Helen Teague (@TweetTeague) September 16, 2020
“A crucial indicator of educators’ potential for success is teacher beliefs specifically here, the degree to which you believe you can be successful to the task at hand (self-efficacy).” ~ Design Ed: Connecting Learning Science Research to Practice (2019) by Angela Elkordy, Ayn Keneman
Thank you to Dr. Jack McManus, my dissertation chair. Dr. Jack, you were right! Miss you.
Teague, H. L. (2017). A Mixed Methods Study of Online Course Facilitators’ Perceptions of Mobile Technology, Design, and TPaCK Affordances. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Available online at Research Gate: http://goo.gl/Wdp9CU and https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED576873
This week’s ed. quote is a nod to the Digital Immigrant Pioneers of the past
“In an inquiry learning environment we never want to suggest that all that can be said on a topic has been said. And learners need to be able to return to old forums to re-read and decide for themselves what it all meant. So we leave one session’s discussions behind to focus on new ones, but old ones are never really closed in the very brief courses we facilitate.” ~Marsha West, PBS TeacherLine pioneer, 2005
“The word ‘technology’ gets put out there as if computers and technology are synonymous. Whereas, a different technology in my classroom might be handing out whiteboards and giving students erasable pens. That’s a tremendous technology, because it engages them. I see the results. I can check for understanding. And, in part, the students can see each other responding. That’s the big piece missing from distance learning. I’ve heard it said that we’re using a system that’s 100 years old, putting a bunch of students in a classroom,” Sampson added. “And yes, of course that’s true. But once it’s taken away, we realize what an advantage that was.” ~ Paul Sampson, Middle School Spanish teacher in Scotts Valley, California.
Schwartz, S (June 2, 2020). It Was a Bumpy Ride, But Virtual Schooling During the Coronavirus Boosted Teachers’ Tech Skills- COVID-19 forced educators to master new technologies faster than ever. Edweek. Retrieved from https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/03/it-was-a-bumpy-ride-but-virtual.html?
“Being explicit about one’s goal of cultivating an inclusive, equitable and fair classroom learning environment reiterated that students and instructors are on the same side, not on somehow opposing sides, of the teaching and learning process” (Tanner, 2013, p. 328).