Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) – Instructional Technology Specialist, New Jersey, NCS-Tech Blog
Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) – Technology Innovation Manager, New York, The Innovative Educator Blog
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach) – Instructional Technology Specialist, Pennsylvania, Philly Teacher Blog
Here are some of the important points the panel talked about in case you missed it!
- SM shouldn’t be a curriculum, just a tool like pencil, pens, paper. (Lisa)
- Should there be a standard? (Mary Beth, Kevin)
- SM curriculum shouldn’t be separate. Should have standards & standards should be hit, it is not expected to be taught as a separate subject. (Mary Beth).
- The existence of a lab as a course drives home an artificial barrier between true integration. It’s less about the curriculum then it is about how it’s delivered. (Kevin)
- Kids are online, they will be online. Regardless of what the administration thinks, it is going that way. (Lisa)
- Don’t we want to prepare students with the tools they’ll need to one day become president? (Lisa)
- Pushback is often ignorance. In NYC, school leaders are allowed to unblock sites. There is a way to do it. (Lisa)
- Would you want your child today’s marketplace or the MP of the future? (Mary Beth)
- Priorities and edu priorities – can’t be all things to all people. Walk into any of the districts at implementation of tech – what do you see? Where is the evidence? (Kevin)
- What does this mean?
- Face to face rules also apply to online life, our kids need to learn the proper etiquette with tech tools (Mary Beth)
- Real life lessons apply online. Who am I? (Lisa)
- Don’t forget, it doesn’t have to be digital. A mental footprint also leaves its mark. (Lisa)
- Oprah–you may forget what you did affected other people. (Lisa)
- After-School learning – http://www.tbirdtimes.org (Kevin)
- Google themselves, Google you, Google crazy Aunt Alice, status or twitter clouds
- Connecting with others that share that passion. One student loved buses, joined an online discussion boards, bus blogs, entrenched himself in community that are into buses.
- Help teens determine what their active/passive digital footprint says about them
- Connect with others with your passions and interests
- Grade 3 kids that are doing research, see curse words. Be honest with the kids and give them strategies, what to do when they see something inappropriate. (What to do when you see a stranger).
- Primary role of parents–help your kids find their passion. To the extent, tech helps them discover that, art tools, deviant art, helps us find what lights the kids up.
- Be involved in their world – Play the games they play from Webkinz to Warcraft
- Wednesday’s 140 Conference schedule
- Livestream channel of the 140 Conference to watch all the speakers on Wednesday
Name / Photo
|@innovativeedu, panelist||The Innovative Educator|
|Mary Beth Hertz
||@mbteach, panelist||Philly Teacher|