I guess that’s it from me.
I’ve really learnt a lot from all SMiELT 08 participants . I look forward to keeping in touch and going on interacting / networking.
The following are just some of the phrases I loved reading while doing this research:
“Don’t we need to teach kids how to use technology safely as well as more efficiently?”
“How can teachers appreciate the magnitude, the networking, the collegiality of the teachers already online, the sharing and the whole deal if some schmuck does the hard yards for them? How can they be totally committed to creating a unique learning opportunity for their students if they themselves haven’t invested some virtual blood, sweat and tears?”
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. “
Charles Mingus (from Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, ready or not?)
“If we want to see kids embrace the power of communication technologies like blogs and wikis and podcasts, we need to be good teacher-planners “
Chris Lehmann (from Getting students to blog by Nancy McKeand)
“To teachers who are starting:
* learn how to use the tools quickly, learn on your own, new tools are developed constantly, you cannot have someone tutoring you all the time.