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Read Write Web and Teaching Practice

Posted in bocle12pls by Boushell on the January 25, 2012
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This post is for an online class I am taking through Wilkes University.

“Compose a first post that reflects your initial thoughts about the ways in which you see the Read/Write Web affecting your practice and your classroom.”

I see the Read/Write Web as the catalyst for educational reform.  I personally see our current form of education outdated and inefficient in meeting the needs of today’s learners.  I have been teaching at the 4th grade elementary level for 4 years.  I know I am new to the field but, how can we continue to use the same philosophies and paradigms from 50+ years ago.

I see the Read Write Web being able to open doors for individualizations, collaboration, creation, and production.  I see the use of such tech tools as resources for students to create meaningful learning for themselves and their community.  I want to learn how to fluidly integrate such technologies for the benefit of my students.  I don’t want to be the teacher at the front of the classroom.  I want to be the guide and facilitator of individual learning and interest.  I can see this change in my students with the pieces that I do integrate technology.

 

Education Reform Resources

http://www.emergingedtech.com/2011/06/8-great-ted-talks-about-the-future-of-education-and-teaching/

http://www.edreformnow.org/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/education-reform/





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  1.   mizzt said,

    on January 26th, 2012 at 9:32 PM      Reply

    Your blog site is very nice! Being one that helps deepen student learning is also why I want to learn more about online learning.

  2.   Denise Krefting said,

    on January 27th, 2012 at 4:03 PM      Reply

    Your comment about the read-write web “as the catalyst for educational reform.” is interesting. I have seen so many wonderful changes in technology infusion that were not available years ago. It makes being in the education field much more exciting! It does open doors. :)

  3.   Patti Seidel said,

    on January 29th, 2012 at 11:03 AM      Reply

    I love your comment that we have to change the philosophies from 50 + years ago. However, in my school, I am the only one attempting that. I have computers in my classroom…a set of 25 laptops. I am the only teacher that has them or uses them. The rest of my staff continues to teach using notes and lectures, even the newer staff members. I feel like we are not preparing kids for life in the 21st century! My kids are starving for integrated lessons and student-centered learning. They thrive in my classroom and love coming to my class…who would think that high school English would be seniors favorite class!

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