There are so many things I want you to know about teaching in K12 learning environments. Each of you come from a different background, have different interests, and different motivations for learning — a lot like the students on this sample class roll!
Today we’re going to see how much learning we can cram into one class meeting – so I’m challenging you to complete the “Teacher Boot Camp”. In small groups of 4 or 5 – see how many pages you can work through on our Boot Camp website. Don’t forget to submit the Boot Camp Response Form for each category. If you missed class, you’ll need to complete at least 3 of the 5 categories and submit the form for each on your own.
1. Go ahead and check out the class blogs we created with WordPress. Since we have all responded to chapter 7, go ahead and leave a comment on one or more classmates’ pages if you haven’t done so. Remember, we are subtituting blogging for the Think Like a Teacher project, so this will could towards your completion grade.
2. Be ready to explore communication and collaboration tools next class. Try out at least two of the Web 2.0 tools listed here and be ready to discuss these in class. To earn a late pass, write about one of the tools you find helpful in your own life on your new WordPress site.