Neil Stephenson believes in the power of technology to bring the past
into the future. Empowered with 21st century tools, Stephenson’s Grade 7
students reinterpret events from five periods that have shaped Canada’s
current historical landscape. Called the Cigar Box Project,
Stephenson’s students collect and analyze historical images and
artifacts, and then use graphic design principles to digitally assemble
new cigar panels, each one revealing a unique, visual perspective of an
historical event or time from Canada’s past. At the end of the year,
students physically build their wooden Cigar Boxes, creating their own
historical artifact that pulls together the story of our country. Along
the way, students encounter a variety of assessment practices, create
mini-documentaries about their artifacts and meet a number of experts
who support their historical learning.
Have a listen to March edition of the K12 Online Conference Echo as Susan VanGelder and Jose Rodriguez Co-Hosts interview Clif Nims with his presentation the Kicking up a Notch Strand Conference of the K12 Online Conference from 2010. Join us the last Monday of the Month to meet presenters of the K12 Online Conference from years past.
The K12 Online Conference Echo webcast brought to you by Co-hosts Susan VanGelder and Jose Rodriguez brings past presenters of The K12 Online Conference. Together we have a converstion around past presentations.
We are pleased to present Clf Nims and his presentation Shhh! The Students are Learning: Being an Effective Classroom Facilitator. Clif shared great tips on changing the way we teach. To transform our classroom where are students are the focus of the learning that is going on. Make sure to visit Clif's blog: http://clifmims.com/blog/ Make sure to check out the attached comments and questions left in our chat room. Check out the ETT calendar for our next edition of the K12 Online Conference the last Monday of every month.
Have a listen as we are Joined by K12online 2010 presenters Monkia Harding and Jim Folkstad with their presentation "Students Redifine School".
In this edition of the K12Online Conference Echo, we are joined by Monika Harding and Jim Folkstad presenters for the student voices strand of the K12 Online Conference 2010.
We believe that education is the vehicle to social change everyone
craves. We believe that personalization is now possible in public
school, because of the connections to people and info the web now
allows. We believe that the process of learning how to learn, amped by
the personalization digital equity allows is the new standard.
In the lab, we are experimenting with ways to facilitate personalized
learning and ownership. We believe learning and self-constructing is
natural, but most people need to break out of habits focused on
following rules. Experimentation means doing, and doing breeds mistakes.
Risk of failure blinds many to their potential. We believe playing it
safe today is a greater risk.
On our first Echo in 2011 for the K12 Online Conference Susan van Gelder and Jose Rodriguez welcome Tony Vincent with his presentation Project Based Learning in Hand from K12 Online Conference 2010 in the Kicking up a notch Strand. Tony has so much to share both regarding PBL and the use of handhelds. He also shared how he made the presentation. So much to learn from him.
Tim Tyson shared his 2010 K12 Online presentation, The Classroom Teacher as 21st Century Instructional Leader. He elaborated on his ideas and encouraged all to get involved and speak out. His presentation was inspirational and the discussion that followed focused on the imperative need for change in the educational system. Many thanks to Sheila Adams for stepping in to stream the show.