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#ISTE2014 Day 4 – One last day, Sad face…

*Somehow this just now got posted…whoops 🙂

Well, the last day of the ISTE conference is on us and these are the last sessions that we will be in until next summer (hopefully next summer). I started my day off with the Globalearner, Alan November and his discussion about #1st5days. It was excellent and I learned some great things about helping give the students some really important research tools and skill during those first days. Also the power of the connected student can be amazing – so idea number 1: have my students create weekly examples of different problems that we are working on. They can use any media they want, it just needs to be available online. He also had some really cool ways to help narrow down Google search results to really get to the heart of the matter. For those items click here and here. Alan also gave us his Diigo library list here…GREAT SESSION!

I am really interested in how to get my staff better professional development. I like how we do it, number one – its teacher driven and led and that is so key. But I want to make it even better and several of the sessions that I have visited have revolved around introducing gamefication/blended learning into the PD model. My second stop for the day is on gamefication of professional learning by Kate Matthews from Fayette County Public Schools. The link for her presentation is here for those interested.

After a gamefication PD session, it was on to gamefication and flipped learning!  Yes!!  I really want to try and get more gaming types of things into my classroom and and Philip Vinogradov is taking us through the ways that he does this.


About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant


One thought on “#ISTE2014 Day 4 – One last day, Sad face…

  1. Very interesting! Do you reailze google adds are showing up in your posts?


    Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2014, 1:22 pm

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