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Meme: Passion Quilt

This is the answer to this meme -thanks for your invitation SabrinaHere are the rules:
1) Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
2) Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
3)Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
4)Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.

OK- This is my pic :

My students’ reactions to something they really enjoyed doing is what moves my passion towards my profession.

When I see them like the girls on the pic after completing an activity on the PCs I feel awesome! Is there anything more rewarding than their own feeling of satisfaction after havingworked on sth that you -as their teacher- have especially prepared for them?

OK- Memes imply tagging people and I need to tag 5 (sorry for any possible crossposts):








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Rounding off

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?”

Graham Wegner


“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.

    * use those tools to learn. Think of yourself as a learner, not a teacher; because if you cannot forget you are teacher, your students run a serious risk”



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    Conclusions so far…

    Link to another SMiELT08 blog : “Getting students to blog”

    1 Comment

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    Hello there

    This is my first post from this blog , trying to  interact within the  SMinELT program.

    Such a challenge!


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