Monthly Archives: February 2016
OTF connects you to online learning of current teaching ideas from practicing classroom teachers through their Learning Connects.
If you have missed past webinars and resources visit their Archive. You will have to have the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher downloaded on your computer to replay the webinars that are available. You will be prompted to do so when you click on the link for webinars. Some webinars and resources are accessible for all teachers, not just Ontario teachers. A great resource for your Professional Development.
Created for teachers by teachers, OTF Connects webinars address a wide variety of topics across grade levels. Our easy-to-use webinar technology provides you and your colleagues with free, effective PD accessible from home or your mobile device. Join colleagues from across the province to learn and share together. OTF Connects adds new webinars regularly – please keep checking the calendar for new sessions.
Teachers are very familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy. This Common Sense Media video explains its revision over time and the adaptation of the technology to include technology resources to transform their learning opportunities.
Watch this short video that explains the SAMR Model. You can use SAMR to reflect upon how you are integrating technology into your classroom. Is it an act of Substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or Redefinition?
You then can easily adapt your current learning activities to a more transformational use of technology to promote higher-order thinking skills for your students.
Teachers are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy from their training. Dr. Puentedura compares Bloom’s Taxonomy with his SAMR Model.
The Nonfiction Minute provides teachers with an online resource to use with students. Dr. Myra Zarnowski is Professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Queens College, City University of New York. She lists some teaching ideas to get you started using this resource. Use them as a mini-lesson to start your language block. Meet the authors of the ” Nonfiction Minutes”.