Well, Wednesday is my first meeting with my undergrad secondary issues class. I’m excited at all the possibilities and how they are going to embrace the Web 2.0 activities I’ve constructed. Here’s a glimpse at some of the technology-enriched engagements where students will:
- take 2 surveys: one to determine teaching style, one to determine learning style – write a paragraph about each, then write a paragraph about how these styles will impact their teaching; last, record the findings as a podcast on Gcast.
- participate in f2f discussions with guest speakers who will be Skyped in from all over the world – if you would like to be a guest speaker, leave me a comment with contact info.
- work in groups to put together a digital story on one of the issues we discussed in class; design an accompanying engaged activity
- use del.icio.us to compile an annotated bibliography of standards and professional organizations
- create a digital story of your teaching philosophy
- comment on teachers’ blogs, then record those comments on your blog in our class blog portal at 21classes
All of these assignments have been a part of this course since I started teaching it in 2002 – they are now immersed in the river of technologies pushing them into different pedagogies – no stand and deliver in my classes.
I am wondering how much these engagements will impact these preservice teachers’ future teaching … hey, maybe that would be a good follow-up study … I’m thinking, I’m thinking …