What Next?

Ok, so we have talked about lots of different technology tools. We have looked at and talked about examples of how to use them in our classes. Some of you have even adopted a few of the tools for your classes. But what does this all mean? Where do we go from here?

As I open the discussion about our students' futures, I would like you to take some time to express your thoughts on the whole subject here by clicking on the Discussion tab at the top of the page. There are no easy answers to this question, so I think we need to start looking at how it affects our students here at Mercer first.

The video we watched together can be found here: Open Letter to Educators



I have posted this Bloom's pyramid for those of you who wanted the refresher.

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Discussion 2:
We have looked at a student's views on education, but what about the educator's view (because we all know that we know what is better for them than they do).

Dr. Scott McLeod presented to the NEA. This link will take you to the presentation he did (22 minutes long).



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Mercer Missioin Statement
Goals of Education
The Mission of the Mercer Area School District, with community support, is to educate each student to be an involved responsible citizen.Upon graduation, all students will be prepared to succeed in an ever-changing society by utilizing critical thinking and lifelong learning to become stewards of their communities.
1. Socially Functional
2. Master of Information Landscape
3. Economically Productive







Day 3 of the Discussion:

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So what should be our goals for our students? How do we achieve the Mission written above? What does this mean for the students I teach? There are lots of factors that contribute to our students doing well, the only one we can control is the quality of teacher that student has in school. What are we going to do about that? Our students lack motivation, what will motivate them?