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The podcast is off to a new year!
This week on the podcast the hosts discuss how teachers, parents and students who want to be on the cutting edge education can use technology to help provide more engaging instruction Teachers, parents and administrators have to be the ones who are motivated, and in the longest stretch of teaching – the post Martin Luther King holiday stretch we need to motivate ourselves, too! This week we have motivational tools, and innovative ideas for using RSS Feed, the Seven Minute challenge and Digital Literacy Videos to name a few!
1) Change the Way You Think …With a Little Help from Steve Jobs - The team discusses great ideas from Steve Jobs by discussing the principals of How to Get Your Inner Steve Jobs Working.
Read more: http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/a/How-To-Get-Your-Inner-Steve-Jobs-Working.htm
2) 21 Ways Rich People Think Differently – the team discusses using some of the ideas with students in the classroom
Average people have a lottery mentality. Rich people have an action mentality.
Average people earn money doing things they don’t love. Rich people follow their passion.
Average people would rather be entertained than educated. Rich people would rather be educated than entertained.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-rich-people-think-differently-from-the-poor-2012-8?op=1#ixzz2JC6lIPGq
3) SAT Scores No Longer Important to Some Colleges - The hosts discuss how the Common Application is making headway into college selction. Read More: http://education-portal.com/articles/SAT_Scores_No_Longer_Important_to_Some_Colleges.html
4) RSS Feed in Education – The hosts discuss how to use RSS feed in your classroom. Matt explains the concept and how to get your RSS feed reader and connections. The team suggests encouraging students to have readers and exchange their feeds between each others and with you as a teacher. Kate discusses a classroom project with Creative Writing that encourages students to prepare an up-to the minute blog for our class wiki (I used wix.com) that takes readers into the interest of the student for example: fashion shows, digital art projects, newest technology, prototype automotive advancements, business, journalism, or even zombies…
Read more: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2011/01/rss-feed-in-education.html
5) New Ideas for Preparing Staff and Students to include More Technology – the team discusses this article that focuses on staff and student tools and skills for technology success. Suggestions for higher involvement in technology implementation in your school.
Read more: http://langwitches.org/blog/category/technology/
6) Seven Minute Challenge -Inspire Reading in your classroom – the team discusses the value of fluency, vocabulary, and knowledge through introducing nontraditional texts. These include more than the common core requirements. Some of the ideas include journals, tech documents, blog posts. Read more: http://textproject.org/frankly-freddy/7-ways-to-make-the-7-minute-challenge-produce-learning/
7) Digital Literacy Program – The hosts discussed using Mightybell to allow students to tell their story to the world. using this website student storytellers are Expanding to Community Development Digital Literacy Program – Because the Youth Storytelling was a success we are teaming up with Computer Society of India to deliver workshops for entire communities. Both youth and leadership will learn how Internet resources and collaboration will empower them to grow. Community Development.
Check out videos and read more: https://mightybell.com/spaces/16648/posts/52691