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Monday, October 13, 2014

Good Advice From A C4Teacher AND A Special Assignment

Masthead for Sandi Purdell-Lewis's blog Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Ms. Sandi Purdell-Lewis, a kindergarten teacher in Canada, left this comment on Robin Hinson's post Blog Post 2:

It looks like you are viewing some thought provoking videos as part of your course work. 21st century resources and ways of thinking require that we change how we teach in the classroom. Facts, figures and instant recall is no longer important - the ability to find, assess and use information is. Using technology as a tool (not only a toy) is a vital part of our classrooms. Teachers also need to be using that technology - being willing to constantly learn how to use new applications, or old ones in a new way. If we want networked students, we also need networked teachers. And since I am a kindergarten teacher, I am going to put in a plug for good old fashioned play. To quote a teacher I greatly admire: if you don't have a sandbox, you don't need an iPad.

Special Assignment

Take a look at Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes. Leave Ms. Purdell-Lewis a comment on her latest post. You do not have to add it to your C4T summary post. I will check this directly. Due midnight Sunday October 19, 2014.

Ms. Purdell-Lewis also sent greetings for Thanksgiving. Today (October 13) is Thanksgiving Day in Canada! Remember that when you post your comment.

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