Since I first posted my Taxonomy of Reflection in Jan 2010, I've seen it put to use many ways (including a financial reporting specialist). Yesterday Silvia Tolisano posted "Reflect…Reflecting…Reflection.." a thoughtful application of the model to elementary students. Beginning with "brainstorming vocabulary words ... that encourage reflection," she details the steps they followed with their students and includes some inspired reflective thinking by 2nd - 5th graders.
Of course once you start thinking reflectively, you realize that your school must become a more reflective community. For more on that subject see my Prezi "The Reflective School." Here's Silvia's take:
We needed to take a step back to become a reflective teacher- community before we could expect our students to become a reflective-learning community and our school a reflective school culture. We are starting to work towards that by making it an official theme that is running through all our Professional Development.
She concludes her post with "21st Century Learning Reflection" a great Vimeo that looks back on the evolving technology use in her school. I highly recommend her post, and be sure to contribute your ideas for supporting your reflective learning community.
Image credit: flickr/sarah-ji
One of the goals of my blog is to research, curate and effectively share information with my audience. Conferences are a great aggregator of expertise and information that have inspired some of my most popular blog posts. Here’s how to gather the conference backchannel using Wiffiti, Twitter StreamGraphs, Prezi, and Storify. A “how to” with sample visualizations.
This post wraps up my work as guest blogger at the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. It was my first ITSC conference, but it won't be my last. A very impressive line up of facilitators and knowledgeable participants. I'll be back next year! Enjoy the Prezi. See more of my ITSC11 […]
I'm pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22 in Portland, Oregon. Here's the first installment. Big hat tip to Mike Gwaltney who helped gather content. Be sure to stop by his blog "Democratizing Knowledge" for more ITSC 11 coverage. Stay tuned for more of […]
I’m pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22 in Portland, Oregon. To help live and virtual attendees follow the backchannel here’s two Twitter visualizers based on the the conference hashtag #ITSC11.
I'm pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference (ITSC) Feb 20-22. Here's my Prezi introduction to my adopted city of Portland, Oregon. Looking forward to meeting all of you. Stay tuned for more of my ITSC11 posts. Don't forget to conference tweet use hashtag #ITSC11 More of […]
I'm pleased to be invited as a guest blogger to the Instructional Technology Strategies Conference 2/20-22 in Portland, Oregon. More on the conference. ITSC 2011 (twitter/ITSCPDX) is hands-on conference with a clear focus on the practical use of technology in the classroom – workshops are small sessions led by facilitators, not presenters. The facilitator roster includes […]
I’m pleased to have been invited by the educators at the Smithsonian Institution to do a guest blog post using museum resources. I was attracted to the Smithsonian Bicycle collection because the images could be analyzed by students without a great deal of background knowledge. Students can use historic photographs of bicycles to answer critical thinking questions focused on the theme of continuity and change.
Analysis – What patterns do I see in the bicycles – construction, design, features, uses? What elements do they share in common? How do they differ?
Evaluation – In my own judgment, what elements are changing? Which are staying the same?
Creating – What have I learned about continuity and change in the history of the bicycle? How can I represent what I’ve learned to share with others?
If you're a reader of my blog, you know that I'm a big fan of Prezi, the non-linear presentation tool. Prezi has just announced a new feature – Prezi Meeting which allows multiple users to remotely collaborate on the same Prezi screen. Imagine your students mind-mapping in real time on Prezi's "limitless whiteboard." Note: Team […]
I’ve been invited by the folks at the education department at the Smithsonian to do a guest blog post. I have an idea for a document based question (DBQ) that explores the historic perspective of continuity and change. I thought I’d “crowdsource” my idea to my readers for some feedback.