Each week of the school year, I post what I’m teaching on a grade-specific wiki. It tells viewers what lesson I’m teaching in the K-5 curriculum (sorry, this isn’t available for 6th grade currently) and how I blend the authentic tasks, essential questions, big ideas, and student-centered projects into my class. I also include add-on lessons sparked by the skills learned in the curriculum, student resources, parent resources, favorite links, and whatever extras helped students provide evidence of learning in this particular week. Here are the links to my wikis, by grade level:
Right now, they’re open to view, but September 10th, they be available only to those who have signed up. Why?
- I want you to be comfortable asking questions
- I want you to be able to chat with other who are also following the SL technology curriculum, see how they address any prickly parts
This year, it’s FREE to anyone interested in following along, getting help on their weekly lessons, and discuss the curriculum with other teachers using the series. All you have to do is provide Proof of Purchase for the grade-level SL curriculum textbook (Fourth Edition) so that you can follow along with each lesson. If you don’t have the proof of purchase, contact Zeke Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org). There’s a good chance he can come up with what you purchased.
Deadline: September 10th, 2012–that’s when I’ll close the wiki to the public and only those who have signed up can see/use it.
I’m very excited about this program. I think it provides teachers with a safe method of collaborating on lesson plans and sharing ideas for problem solving, trouble shooting, extending lessons for those students who move faster than others, and aligning lessons with core classroom units. I look forward to chatting with you throughout the school year.
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, creator of two technology training books for middle school and six ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, Technology in Education featured blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.