In my district, as in many others these days, opportunities for sharing technology-focused PD are very limited. Schedules are tight, district PD days are reserved for other training, after school works for some, but not for many, etc. Probably the biggest challenge is the size of my staff…one. I believe it is absolutely necessary, therefore, [...]
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October 8, 2012 · 1 Comment · 21st Century Skills, collaboration, creativity, Educational technology, Teaching and Learning, Web Tools
The following are some fantastic new resources I’ve stumbled across lately. Each has the potential to be very valuable tools for the teacher wanting to promote critical 21st century skills in the classroom. Collaboration GroupMap–Ease of use and high levels of collaboration make this mind-mapping tool a valuable resource. It does require registration to begin [...]
November 4, 2011 · No Comments · collaboration, Educational technology, Online Office Tools, Web Tools
February 21, 2011 · 2 Comments · 21st Century Skills, creativity, Digital Storytelling, images/video, Teaching and Learning, Web Tools
Several recent opportunities to work with groups of teachers in the past couple of weeks has prompted this post. An issue that is important for teachers and students to understand is copyright law. This is particularly true as they engage their students in creating so many marvelous digital products, many of which will be shared [...]
September 7, 2010 · 1 Comment · 21st Century Skills, Digital Storytelling, Educational technology, images/video, Web Tools
Just wanted to share a slideshow I created for a presentation on copyright and fair use to be shared with students at Richland High School tomorrow. The show can be downloaded from Slideshare. Copyright and Fair Use View more presentations from Randy Rodgers. FYI, the answers to the quiz will be posted on the Slideshare [...]
January 20, 2010 · 7 Comments · 21st Century Skills, Educational technology, images/video, Web Tools
We are rethinking our technology professional learning in Birdville. New courses (including online, Moodle-based classes and webinars presented through eLuminate), revisions of existing ones, and an emphasis on helping our teachers develop 21st century skills for themselves and our students are among the changes. This emphasis on 21st century skills will be the focus of this series of posts. I will try to first explain what this means, then try to share some tools that fit into the curriculum and can encourage the development of specific skills, beginning with creativity and innovation.