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Responding to criticism of global projects
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Overall, I have received positive responses to my ideas for global projects. But there are always the naysayers out there who claim their students aren't ready for such bold projects. I hear things…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sonya Van Schaijik 2 hours ago.

Technology instructional advice
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Hello everyone,I wanted to say first off that my students and I are really enjoying the Digiteen project.  This is a very exciting project that has never been done before at our school.  We are a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Meyers Mar 20, 2012.

 

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Sonya Van Schaijik replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"Mark, I stumbled on this discussion. It is now 2014. Do you still have the same thoughts or have things changed? "
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Holly Fairbrother replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"I suffer from this too. I have even been made to make them write on paper as there is a belief that they are not truly writing unless it is on paper... It is very frustrating. We just have to believe in ourselves, build strong networks and ensure we…"
May 10, 2013
Mark Meyers and Sandy Wisneski are now friends
Mar 5, 2013
Mark Meyers and Grace Valentine are now friends
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"Mark, thanks for sharing the outcomes and excitement of the A Week in the Life project from your Gr 5 class in Jacksonville, Florida!"
Dec 7, 2012
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Dec 7, 2012
Lisa Durff replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"I wanted to share with everyone something really neat I saw today on an project ning  This is why we do this - George Siemens is right - it is all in the connections!"
Oct 16, 2012
Tena Kilroy replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"I hear you! I wonder if it is because the teachers that want their students to type are missing the point of technology. The comment about motivation is two-fold for both student and teacher. The kids now have technology at their finger tips whether…"
Sep 23, 2012
Mark Meyers commented on Toni Olivieri-Barton's blog post Looking for Collaborators - Grades 2-5
"I have a few classes who might be interested.  Do you have anything in mind?"
Apr 18, 2012
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Responding to criticism of global projects

Overall, I have received positive responses to my ideas for global projects. But there are always the naysayers out there who claim their students aren't ready for such bold projects. I hear things like, "My students can't handle blogs. I need you to teach them how to type." Or,"These kids don't even know how to save their documents correctly. I just need you to teach them the basic skills."How do I respond to this? I want so badly to tell them they are short changing their students and they…See More
Apr 15, 2012
Vicki Davis replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"Great thoughts here. Sometimes people have to see what is possible to realize they can do it. Until someone runs faster, others think it isn't possible. We are the doers, we move ahead and let others follow. You're here and keep going!"
Apr 15, 2012
Mark Meyers is attending Lisa Durff's event
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F.L.A.T.s with Tina Schmidt on collaboration in elementary school at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2007066&password=M.371CDA0CD9DE0A50DD454AB8B35D91

April 16, 2012 from 8pm to 9pm
Join FLATs on Monday April 16 at 8:00pm Eastern USA  (Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 00:00:00GMT) for Tina Schmidt with collaboration ideas for the elementary classroom http://tinyurl.com/FlatActionTalk Time Where You AreSee More
Apr 11, 2012
Mark Meyers commented on Rob Sbaglia's blog post The Walled Garden
"I understand your concern and I've been thinking about it lately.  Since most of my elementary students are very new to blogging, I created a Kidblog for them and initially only let other classmates see their posts and comments.  For…"
Apr 10, 2012
Mark Meyers replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"Thank you both for responding. I'm beginning to see some change in teachers and students I find very encouraging. The teachers most resistant to new technologies suddenly became very interested in blogging once I created blogs for every other…"
Apr 10, 2012
Rob Sbaglia replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"You can teach them the basic skills while engaging in a global project at the same time. I'd say in some ways blogs are easier than word processing. I've had far more problems when students write in Word documents than on blogs. So…"
Apr 5, 2012

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Julie Lindsay replied to Mark Meyers's discussion Responding to criticism of global projects
"Mark, you have hit a nerve with this discussion. I always find it difficult to approach educators who set boundaries for students. I say, let the students fly and show us what they can do! A few years ago when I taught in Bangladesh I was trying to…"
Apr 4, 2012

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Connecting and Communicating

As the old sayings go, "Teaching is an isolating profession."  and "Every classroom is its own world."  I never really understood those phrases before I started teaching.  How could teaching be isolating when you are around students all day?  Its own world?  There are classrooms of kids right next door!

But when I finally had a classroom of my own, I quickly understood.  Even though I had students all day long, I really didn't know many of the other students.  Even though I was next…

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At 1:23am on March 5, 2012,
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Hi Mark!  I saw that you're in the A Week in the Life Ning as well.  Are you doing this project, too?

 
 
 

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