Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Teaching and learning come first

Just a quick post... I have had a lot of big projects on my to-do list and #CCK11 took a big time backseat. I have some thoughts on why my first MOOC experience turned out this way and will share them in a day or two but first, a fun visual.

I do a lot of work with the fine folks at ISTE as a project reviewer. Of late I have been steeped in the refreshed NETS-T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers). I also have been rewriting my teaching with technology course for the University of San Diego. I decided I need to show the power of visualization to the teachers who will take my course and I copy/pasted the language of the NETS-T into Wordle. Here is the result

Wordle: NETS T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers from ISTE)

Frankly it is not a surprise to me that learning is the main term in the standards. As I said in the book I co-authored with Lisa Chamberlin "Teaching comes before technology, even in the dictionary." And learning comes from good teaching! That's all for now! Just a quick post of my visual with explanation!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kay,

    I love Wordle. Have you tried Tagxedo, too?

    Thanks for focusing in on teachers; in the midst of CCK2011 and a lot of theoretical arguments, I always think about classroom applications and learning.

    One thing I've noticed in my home district, where my stepdaughters attend school, is the lack of interest in technology by the teachers. I know a good bit of it is because the hardware is not fully in place. But there's a sort of apathy I don't understand. My 6th grader painted cereal box for a project in social studies; I said, couldn't you use ComicLife, Xtranormal, etc. Her response was that her teachers weren't interested so why should she be?