TED

TED

TED has really been a big part of EDUC190. Most of the time, a TED video was being shown before, in the middle of or after the lecture/activities. I really got a lot of new and interesting insights from the talks of different TED speakers. Indeed, TED.com is really a useful website or resource for teachers and students all over the world. 

Flipped Classroom and Gagne’s Instructional Events

Making instructional plans is the most important thing a teacher should be good at. In this course, we also made a couple of instructional plans using the Gagne’s Instructional Events framework.

This lesson plan on The Five Senses is my favorite one because my group mates and I have thought of a lot of fun and engaging activities that kinder students would surely enjoy.  This lesson plan was made by me, Mia Stephanie Pagador and Humility Javier. We have also integrated technology into our activities which can be used in flipped classrooms.

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The Flipped Classroom IS:

  • A means to INCREASE interaction and personalized contact time between students and teachers.
  • An environment where students take responsibility for their own learning.
  • A classroom where the teacher is not the “sage on the stage”, but the “guide on the side”.
  • blending of direct instruction with constructivist learning.
  • A classroom where students who are absent due to illness or extra-curricular activities such as athletics or field-trips, don’t get left behind.
  • A class where content is permanently archived  for review or remediation.
  • A class where all students are engaged in their learning.
  • A place where all students can get a personalized education

References:

The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality. (2012, April 14). The Daily Riff. Retrieved from http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/the-flipped-class-conversation-689.php

Dunn, Jeff. Flipped Classroom. Retrieved from http://edudemic.com/2011/12/15-flipped-classrooms/

Skills Development: HTML

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One of the most enjoyable and challenging activities in Educ190 was to make an order form for a particular dining place outside UP using our knowledge on HTML. My groupmate, Kevin, and I decided to make an order form for Snach Shack, a burger store in Maginhawa St., Quezon City. 

This was really a good activity for us to apply what we learned on HTML. It also encouraged us to make use of our creativity. Our output turned out fine, I guess; however, it still needs improvement which challenges us to learn more about creating great webpages using HTML. 

To view our work, click this —->bandelariatio.html  🙂

 

Photo Credit:

Tammyhart Designs. HTML and CSS. Retrieved from http://www.tammyhartdesigns.com/about/html-css/

 

Top 10 Twitter Accounts to Follow For Education Technology

Shelly S Terrell – @ShellTerrell

Among the very top educators on Twitter, Shelly tweets a consistent stream of fantastic new resources for bringing technology into the classroom. An expert on webinars and global education collaboration, following her is one of the most direct routes you can take to get connected with other like-minded educators around the world. She’s also part of the brilliant tweeting team @TheConsultantsE which is worth a follow for great teacher tech training advice.

Steven W. Anderson – @web20classroom

As the co-creator of the phenomenally successful #edchat concept, Steven has firmly staked his place amongst the glitterati of e-learning experts on Twitter (should that be the Twitterati?!) An education speaker and blogger and an award-winning tweeter, Steven is constantly at the frontline of education technology advances, so following him is a sure-fire way to ensure you will receive all the very latest news and updates while they’re still red hot.

Larry Ferlazzo – @Larryferlazzo

A particularly prolific tweeter, Larry can be relied upon to provide a rich and varied stream of information and resources that is of extremely high practical value to hands-on educators. An inner-city High School teacher, his first-hand experience is invaluable for those implementing ed-tech strategies in practice rather than just discussing their value academically.

Eric Sheninger – @NMHS_Principal

A winner of the National Digital Principal Award (NASSP), Eric is a passionate and committed educator whose tweets provide consistently new and exciting education technology ideas and resources. Often first to introduce a new idea, his tweets are frequently trail-blazers in the online community. Follow him to get the best ideas first.

Tom Whitby – @tomwhitby

Another founder of the wildly popular and successful #edchat, Tom is a pioneer of connecting educators on the web, having founded the Linkedin group ‘Technology-Using professors’. Follow him for strong ideas on new methods for integrating technology in the classroom, details of great online platforms for educators and his impressively strong network of links to 30,000 educators worldwide.

Edutopia – @edutopia

Edutopia is all about new, innovative education ideas that really work. Expect not only a stream of important and exciting new avenues for information technology, but also particularly research and observations about what is and isn’t working in real schools. Great for finding tried and tested ideas with proven success.

Richard Byrne – @rmbyrne

Richard is a speaker, writer and Google certified teacher who can be relied upon to bring you the best of the web for education technology. Frequently pouring out a huge number of tweets per day, he redirects you to some of the best articles and new resources for ed-tech on the internet to save you the time trawling for them yourself.

We Are Teachers – @WeAreTeachers

This account represents a rich online community of all types of teachers and tutors. The collaborative knowledge of such a productive network is invaluable, and they can be relied upon for a consistent stream of relevant, up-to-the-minute news on what’s happening in classrooms everywhere.

Kyle Pace – @kylepace

District instructional technology specialist Kyle is a great source of information on all things e-learning. From innovative new resources for getting students involved in technology to thought-provoking observations on teaching ideology, he’s guaranteed to bring valuable contributions to your education technology feed.

Steve Wheeler – @timbuckteeth

An authority on Web2.0 and author of The Digital Classroom, Steve is a fantastic source of informative tweets on taking the classroom online. He is also a particularly prolific provider of resources and ideas for using devices like iPads in and out of the classroom (also known as mobile, or m-learning).

Source:

Bates, Laura. (2012, May 25). “Top 10 Twitter Accounts to Follow For Education Technology.” Fractus Learning. Retrieved from http://www.fractuslearning.com/2012/05/25/twitter-follow-education-technology/

Webinar

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As a requirement of Educ190, our group, Melvin Meriales, Kevin Bandelaria and I,  hosted a webinar entitled “Top 10 Google Tools Teachers Can’t Live Without.”  We were very lucky to have Ms. Shelly Terrell as our speaker. I really didn’t expect that she would reply to my tweet. I was really in awe when she accepted our invitation and even retweeted my tweet. 🙂 My groupmates and I were very thankful to her for helping us in making our webinar a successful one.

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The most challenging part of hosting a webinar for me was inviting people to attend. Most of the people I invited were hesitating to continue joining because they thought their computers would be harmed if they download the stuff that Elluminate Live requires while some were just busy doing other things. Nonetheless, we still had 13 attendees, which is quite good enough for us.  Our webinar had a smooth flow and the attendees got a lot of helpful information on the Google tools  they can use in teaching.