I have been asked to sit on a panel at the 140 Character Conference in Detroit on October 20th. I'll be sitting on stage with some amazing educators. Linda Clinton (@Linda704) will be the moderator of our group, LaRon Carter (@laroncarter) and David Britten (@colonelb) are also on the panel. We are going to be discussing Real Time Communication (RTC) and Education. One question I will be addressing will be "What is the typical user perception of RTC in terms of what it can be used for, versus potential visionary uses for this new 'canvas'?" I would love to hear from my PLN on what they think about RTC in education.
Below are two Wallwishers I humbly ask you to look at. In the first one, I ask that you write down some common misconceptions of using RTC in the educational field. For the second Wallwisher, I ask that you write down some innovative uses of RTC in the educational field.
Thanks for taking the time to respond to these Wallwishers. Even though I was asked to be on the panel, I really want to share the thoughts of everyone in my PLN. I wouldn't be where I am today if it were not for you. Thanks again for being awesome.
The top Wall Wisher wasn't working, so I'll just add it here. The misconception is that there is no need for a teacher. No, you don't need a teacher standing at the front of the class - but you need a teacher who can facilitate the learning process. Someone has to be a guide.ReplyDelete
Blerg, Wallwisher doesn't want to work! I agree with J Allen's misconception, thought is that there is no need for teacher. Another misconception: it is dangerous because it opens kids up to predators.ReplyDelete
Good uses- what you are doing with it w/ Vanmeter kids, connecting kids to experts via skype (see Henrietta Miller's Story of learning w/ Antarctica here: http://storiesoflearning.wordpress.com), skype an author network, etc.
Good luck, you are going to bowl them over with your awesomeness.
um - my bad. i added my positive thought to the top (negative) wall, and now i can't figure out how to delete & add to the correct one. sorry :)ReplyDelete