Flipped My Keynote » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas
Transfer of content is easy in the digital age, it’s processing the learning that’s the challenge. So I elected to flip my keynote. Why not use one of the strategies I recommend to teachers?
Back to School Tips – Planning Ahead — Cybrary Man
Jerry Blumengarten offers several tips and links to several of his pages to help teachers plan ahead for the upcoming year.
The Value of Edcamp: Reclaiming Professional Development | Remix Teaching
(via @dacallahan) “Almost every Saturday, in the U.S. and abroad, teachers are doing the important work of reclaiming the phrase “professional development.” They’re reclaiming it from the years they’ve spent sitting through dull PowerPoints delivered by expensive consultants who haven’t taught in years. They’re reclaiming the opportunity to get information relevant to their classrooms. They’re reclaiming the ability to declare their own expertise and share their accumulated knowledge with others.”
We Cannot All Be the Best
So instead of striving to be THE best, how about we strive to be better? To change things? To inspire others? To motivate? To set grand examples while still learning from others?
About Echo Chambers | doug – off the record
(via @dougpete) “The same thing needs to apply with online discussions and followup actions. Limit yourself to a small subset on a single service and you’ll find yourself plopped into the proverbial Echo Chamber. The smart person expands her circles to include voices of all opinion.”
Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | PB&J Publishing
(via @pbjpublishing) “Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted these rules that she learned from her more senior colleagues. We thought they were so good, we chose to share them the best way we know how – through design.”
Advocacy, Motivation and Making Up Your Mind – Practical Theory
(via @chrislehmann) The question becomes, how do we know the difference between a change agent who is legitimately working in service of their ideas, and someone whose motivations may be driven by something other than the ideas they are actually espousing?
If We Say This Is What We Believe . . . « Cooperative Catalyst
(via @johntspencer) “We need to articulate a vision where we either walk out of the factory or we repurpose the factory to be a viable, sustainable learning community.”
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