Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thursday

Comment on your experiences here today at the MLTI/eMINTS Teacher Leader Institute. Simply click on "comments" below, scroll down, type your message in the box, and then click "publish".

7 comments:

Olga said...

It's early in the morning, and David's lecture hall is full. I wonder if anyone else is getting a decent size audience - it's hard to compete with someone from far away, especially if he is a good speaker.
Hope to read more posts from other attendees!

Becky said...

I am so looking forward to spending the entire day with David Warlick. Sometimes I feel that the audience that needs to hear his message is the local school board. It's like he is preaching to the choir. The local school board is our next hurtle to overcome.

Anonymous said...

The question is: Will technology empower or enslave?

Anonymous said...

Where is humanity going? What is important? Do we really have any control?

George said...

So far I have learned a lot with David Warlick. Web 2.0 isn't as bad as I thought for a Web 1.0 person. It makes you appreciate how fast technology changes and how communication is changing for our children now and in the future. Some ways are scary and some are very neat. We need remember that technology is a tool but it is also becoming an integral part of daily life.

Kathy F said...

This type of work is helpful for people like myself that need some time to think before we give our "final" answer.

diane-fhs said...

This is the first time I have attended this conference and I hope it won't be the last. Lots of food for thought, many introductions to new tools. Looking forward to the session tomorrow for language teachers. After all this new knowledge has time to incubate, I'm looking forward to working up a plan for using it in my teaching this year.

The one modification I will have to make is teaching my students the basics of tech tools rather than just jumping in. All of my students are not equally technologically-literate. Much has been said about how these kids live in a different technological world than we did. And among my students, *some* of them do, but by no means all. Teaching technology will require me to use differentiation just like teaching language skills does. Anyone have any experience teaching technology in a similar situation?

Diane Whitmore
language teacher
Freeport H.S.