Friday, February 27, 2009

Do You Enable Your Students to Fly?


I cried when I watched this...A student reports that at his school, subjects are systemic. Who using vocabulary like that in high school? Hence my tears, it is obviously working so why can't we all do it yesterday?

3 comments:

Dave Truss said...

So often the message of videos are, 'we are doing things all wrong', and here is a wonderful video that stresses how to do things 'right'. We are done with the industrial age and yet our schools still put students through the assembly line. It is nice to see teachers stepping out of the mold and helping students soar.

Furthermore, this exemplifies that it's not about the technology, it is about the learning. Technology is used seamlessly across subject areas and together with real-life experiences. We need to make technology a background part of the learning, like a pencil or slate board once were.

Thanks for sharing this great video!

Dave Truss said...

So often the message of videos are, 'we are doing things all wrong', and here is a wonderful video that stresses how to do things 'right'. We are done with the industrial age and yet our schools still put students through the assembly line. It is nice to see teachers stepping out of the mold and helping students soar.

Furthermore, this exemplifies that it's not about the technology, it is about the learning. Technology is used seamlessly across subject areas and together with real-life experiences. We need to make technology a background part of the learning, like a pencil or slate board once were.

Thanks for sharing this great video!

Matt Montagne said...

Mrs. Durff,

Thank you for sharing...this one is going on my blog right now. "Interdisciplinary Learning" is something we're talking about at our school right now quite a bit. While we're heading in the right direction, we're also still locked in a world of departments, grade levels, APs, etc. Unless a major disruption is introduced, I'm not so sure the existing model can reinvent itself.

~matt