When a new school district is built, then entire departments must be created anew. When entire departments are created anew, then entire teams must be hired. Once entire teams are hired, then entire teams need to go through some sort of introductory "training" to ensure that everybody on those teams is on the same page, working toward the same end (and I'm not just talking retirement here).
So... after hiring an entire ed-tech team (we're almost there) to join an entire newly hired IT department because we've been building this new school district... we'll be conducting our introductory ed-tech "training" in a just few weeks (the week of July 13, actually).
In preparation for such a task, I've invited folks to share.
Needless to say, the responses I've received in answer to my query have been extremely helpful. Here's the list (a pretty decent selection, if I do say so myself):
Via Corrie Bergeron:
Via Beth Still:
- Confronting the Challenges of Participative Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century, by the MacArthur Foundation (via Robin Ellis)
- The Steep Unlearning Curve, by Will Richardson (via Darrel Branson)
- Is It Okay To Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?, by Karl Fisch (via Josh Allen)
- Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project, by the MacArthur Foundation (via Deb Hanson)
- People remember 10%, 20%...Oh Really? by Will Thalheimer (via jadekaz)
- The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, by Lois Zachary (via Michelle Bourgeois)
- Caution: Falling Rocks, by David Jakes (via Kelly Dumont)
- The Future of Learning Manifesto, by Christian Long (via Glenn Moses with thanks to Scot McCleod for hosting the pdf)
- Different Strokes for Different Folks: A Critique of Learning Styles, by Steven A. Stahl (via Chris Craft)
- Framing Constructivism in Practice as the Negotiation of Dilemmas: An Analysis of the Conceptual, Pedagogical, Cultural, and Political Challenges Facing Teachers, by Mark Windschitl (via Cory Little)