W6 – Activity 2

Lisa Nielson on 21st Century Educators Don’t Say, “Hand It In.” They say, “Publish It!

 

How does this fit with my pedagogical beliefs?

As a new teacher, who wants to teach marketing/online communications, this fits entirely within my beliefs. I have personally gone back to school in my late ’30s to upgrade my skills in Marketing and every project I did, I kept for my resume and onhand for interviews. I believe that student work needs to be more than just ‘student work’ as Neilson seems to.

Do I buy into what she is saying?

I do buy into what she is saying and believe that today’s student would too.

Do the examples give you some ideas that you might want to try in my own teaching practice?

  • Screencast tutorials
  • Vokis
  • Google Voice Assignment
These are all new to me and I would love to try them out.

Does the “Publish It” philosophy impacts student learning in a positive way?

Yes. It let’s them feel that their efforts and time are ‘valued’ and they are less likely to think it is ‘just a dumb assignment’. It shows them learning about technology, which will give them confidence as well as keep them interested. It shows that their time in school not only helps for the future but can also show impact in their lives now.

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