This book has lots of ways to empower students to take more responsibility for their own learning, as well as the learning of those around them. I have found some ideas very easy to implement in my own classroom very quickly.
For example, I now have a class scribe every day who is responsible for updating the Google doc about our current read-aloud. I also learned a lot about what I don't know as far as internet research. I had no idea you could type in a country code to get information just fro This book has lots of ways to empower students to take more responsibility for their own learning, as well as the learning of those around them.
I had no idea you could type in a country code to get information just from that country, or how Google uses algorithms to customize your search results -- which doesn't always lead to great results. I recommend this book to all classroom teachers. Dec 10, Rebecca rated it really liked it. This book offers up suggestions for integrating technology into classroom learning Some suggestions are a little dated in that technology has advanced.
However, the book still provides inspiration for rethinking how we teach. Jan 06, Tam Newell rated it liked it. A quick read about an easy way to integrate technology into classrooms better.
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The author suggests four roles in the classroom that start to turn the Learning over to the students. This one I will definitely be putting into practice. Oct 21, Andria rated it it was ok Shelves: professional. It seems so specific, not as many options or voice and choice as we have been learning about through personalized learning. Sep 21, Sara-elizabeth Cottrell rated it really liked it Shelves: musicuentos-bc. An easy must-read for every educator! Only issue: as is inevitable with technology books, some of the information is out of date or there are better options now, but that's not November's fault.
Aug 13, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: nonfiction , school. I was required to read this book as part of my summer homework by my school. I am inherently biased against it. In addition, I don't think I'm the target audience. I think this book seeks to persuade non-tech-using teachers to begin using tech.
I'm usually a tech leader in my department so I didn't find a lot in the book to inspire me. It did, however, remind me of a survey I read about in June from A. The book was light on facts but heavy on opinions and stated judgments.
This I do believe: Many jobs that exist today did not exist 10 years ago. It was, therefore, impossible to prepare students for these jobs since educators had no idea what skills would be needed. I believe we need to prepare students at a more fundamental level because we have no idea what skills they will need to be successful in the workplace in ten years.
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I believe we need to teach students to be flexible because we have no idea what skills they will need to be successful in the workplace in ten years. I believe we have no idea where tech will lead us, therefore, students need to learn tech at a basic level. Most of all, I believe many of my fellow teachers don't know the difference between facts, opinions, and stated judgments.
Aug 17, Alison rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction , teaching-learning. I have not been so geeked up after reading an educator book in quite a while. I've been a longtime fan of "learning to learn" over "teaching to the test", and this missive is all about student engagement, effective research skills in the digital age, and other issues that resonate with me.
Alan November fab name for a teacher articulates why it's the way to go for 21st century schools, and has great concrete examples of how to involve students in creating content and becoming responsible for t I have not been so geeked up after reading an educator book in quite a while. Alan November fab name for a teacher articulates why it's the way to go for 21st century schools, and has great concrete examples of how to involve students in creating content and becoming responsible for their own learning.
The five starts is for the content, not the writing, which tends to be repetitive. This style is found in many of these types of books for teachers, librarians, and other educator types. I forgive it. Jul 03, Shannon Clark rated it really liked it Shelves: not-reviewed-yet. This book just confirmed what I had already been contemplating having my students do in science this year.
I had wanted to divide them up into research teams to construct their own learning of the standards so I'll definitely be doing that. Having them create math tutorials is a great idea, even if they only do it in a note form instead of video. A daily scribe would be great as part of our blogging experience, but not sure if they would need to write about our entire day or limit it to a subject.
Will have to think about that some more. The skyping part of the global connector is an easy one to do. I might need to go ahead and set that up with an author and another classroom. I really liked all of the ideas and suggestions that were described in this book. Jul 06, Barb Keister rated it liked it Shelves: professional-books. I read this book as a participant in the cyberPD book club on Twitter.
It wasn't in my pile of books to read over the summer, but I'm glad I did. While this book is full of middle school and high school scenarios, I found many elementary applications. Most importantly, I learned how to use the Internet more effectively. This book is all about developing a global classroom - helping kids to use and analyze on-line resources, connect with learners across space and time, and creating an atmos I read this book as a participant in the cyberPD book club on Twitter. This book is all about developing a global classroom - helping kids to use and analyze on-line resources, connect with learners across space and time, and creating an atmosphere for authentic learning.
You can read more about this book on Twitter using the cyberPD hashtag. Support your local independent bookstore: www. I was thinking this was going to be about how to let students choose what or how they learn. I've heard Alan November in my district, and also in Boston at the BLC conference in , and this book was full of stories that I've already heard. What this book does have I see two jobs that I could implement with some ease - scribe and researcher.
I could then use the coll I was thinking this was going to be about how to let students choose what or how they learn.
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He didn't even mention Google Hangout - is it that new? Jun 30, John F Garrett rated it it was amazing. If you are a teacher, admin, or parent of a student going into or starting a one to one program I recommend this book. I highly recommend this book for educators even if you are not in a one to one program. It helps you see how you can incorporate 21st century skills in your classroom without a lot of technology. What I enjoyed was that it reaffirms the notion that the teacher doesn't need to be a tech expert to help kids learn to use the technology they simply need to be a content expert and a If you are a teacher, admin, or parent of a student going into or starting a one to one program I recommend this book.
What I enjoyed was that it reaffirms the notion that the teacher doesn't need to be a tech expert to help kids learn to use the technology they simply need to be a content expert and a guide in the journey of education. Jun 26, Jennifer Brinkmeyer rated it liked it Shelves: teaching , summer In a nutshell, kids will own the classroom and the learning if it's authentic. He outlines 4 student jobs: 1. Tutorial Designer great for reteaching 2.
Scribe would get more students checking the blog and the notes would be more thorough than mine. Also builds in note-taking instruction. I do this quite a bit, but I could encourage it more. Global communicator and collaborator. This is about bringing in an international perspective through Skype and pen pals mostly. I haven't d In a nutshell, kids will own the classroom and the learning if it's authentic.
I haven't done much with this. I had to read thisfor schooland it was an interesting read. As an educator for 12 years I have always been the leader in the classroom. It looks the the tides are changing and the teachers role is to step back and let the students take charge of the classroom. The digital age is also very big and dominating how learning is being taught in the classroom.
After reading this book and self reflecting, I realized I could have done thngs a little differently. I am looking forward to be challenged and I had to read thisfor schooland it was an interesting read. I am looking forward to be challenged and challenging my students in a different way this up coming school year. Apr 21, Dianna rated it it was amazing. This is a great read about how to get students engaged and the pedagogical shift in education.
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Some very practical and realistic ways to implement various roles for students to let them be in charge of their learning. This is a book that would be useful for educators, administrators, educational researchers and Teacher Librarians.
To try to implement all of the ideas at one time would be a bit much but adding one role for students and moving on would be great. I'm ready to jump in and try some o This is a great read about how to get students engaged and the pedagogical shift in education. I'm ready to jump in and try some of these ideas and implement some of the more advanced information analysis lessons. Jul 02, Michelle Nero rated it really liked it Shelves: professional-books. A book that opened my eyes to the importance of global learning to help our students learn to collaborate, communicate, and creatve for a purpose and with a larger audience.
Reading this book and sharing my thoughts online via my blog and cyberPD , I practiced exactly what November is encouraging of forward-thinking teachers. Now, it's about small steps and incorporating what I can in my resource classroom and sharing my learning with colleagues. Apr 11, Matt rated it it was amazing. A short text filled with a lot of ideas on how to balance accountability with responsibility in 21st century classrooms.
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