Educational Ideas To Investiage Over The Summer Part 2

6. Open, Collaborative Test – I just love this concept. For my extensions this would be amazing to try. The key is to adapt the idea to what is being taught. This too will be done in my classes this year.

7. Use of Edmodo

Source of Idea: http://mgleeson.edublogs.org/2012/04/29/the-power-of-social-networking-in-education-with-edmodo/

8. To entice class reading and discussions: Young Adult Reading Class…..but my class would be for the middle school kid so it would make it even more interesting

Source of Idea: http://www.wordforteens.com/2012/01/im-taking-class-on-young-adult.html

9. This whole concept has my brain thinking of new ideas

Source of Idea: A Teacher Went into Class with a 5-second Video Clip – What Happened Next?
http://www.davedodgson.com/2012/04/teacher-went-into-class-with-5-second.html

10. I am presenting at ITAG in the fall and I am going to do this. Sharing this might not keep me ahead of everyone, but why not share the wealth? This one is already being tackled by me as we speak

Source of Idea: Do it before everyone else does: Create presentation slides with iPad drawing app Paper
http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2012/04/22/do-it-before-everyone-else-does-create-presentation-slides-with-ipad-drawing-app-paper/?awesm=tnw.to_1E88g

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Educational Ideas That I Need To Explore This Summer

As I continue to organize my notes, emails, booksmarks, etc. from all these amazing people in the field of education on my social network I decided to compile a list of things that I want to explore further this summer when I have some downtime. I will post the idea and the source of where it has come from as well.

If you have other topics or ideas that I should check out please let me know.

1. Solo Taxonomy

Source of Idea:
The Secret SOLO’ist Part 4 – SOLOstations!!
http://reflectionsofmyteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/as-i-venture-through-my-trial-of-using.html

2. I love this. It makes so much sense. I don’t teach the 5 paragraph essay, but it has forced me to think of new ways of teaching kids how to write and express themselves for the real world.

Source of Idea:
Good Riddance to the Five-Paragraph Essay?
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2012/05/good_riddance_to_the_five-paragraph_essay.html

3. Maker Faire – I have plans to incorporate a BMS Maker Faire next year. Not sure how it is going to happen, but it will happen. The idea is planted in my head. Let it grow and watch out!

Source of Idea:
Maker High: Why Every School Should Be a Maker Faire
http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2012/05/maker-high-why-every-school-should-be-a-maker-faire/

4. Ustreaming My Classroom – This too will happen next year. I have talked about doing this for the last year. Next year it is going to happen after watching the Egg Drop.

Source of Idea
Period 5 Egg Drop (Broadcasting live at ustre.am/2MBz)

5. Technology Upgrade – I am ready to get back in the technology game. I am ready to get myself and my students one step ahead of everyone else in my district. Reading this post motivated me to get going!

Source of Idea: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2012/05/gaia-3d-finally-ed-product-that-doesnt.html

Part 2 will be up in a day or two. This is a good start.

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