- Session One: Saturday 10:00am–11:30am
- Room 301
- Ted Bongiovanni
- Affiliation: New York University
- Conversational Focus/Audience:
- All School Levels
- Conversation Description:
The key notion is that online instruction can bring out the best in teachers and students—or the worst. Online education has to be more than just information and the presentation of materials. Teachers have to reconsider their roles and move away from traditional lecture based methods and engage in a variety of strategies, from creating simulations, to participating in forums and moderating blogs. The student role also changes to one where practice, and the creation of authentic learning artifacts can and should take center stage. A recent US DOE study showed that online learning—and especially blended learning can be even more effective than classroom instruction. In this session, we will share examples of activities that involve the use of digital tools at a distance that worked well, or ideas that we have tried that didn't work out quite as planned so that the group can troubleshoot them.
- Conversational Practice:
- The presenter will share 1 example of something that worked well, and another that needs the group to think on it, and then invite other participants to do the same. We will use a wikispace to document the talk and continue the conversation after the session.
- Elluminate Rooms ( instructions for launching Elluminate )
- Stream via Elluminate: Room 301 — Channel A