Welcome to CLICK2TEACH!
Click! is how I decide on technology to try out, and maybe incorporate into my teaching practice. When I look at sites to try, I want to be sure that they help me to coach, teach/learn, involve, collaborate and are kids-focused. As you check out resources on this site, keep the "Click!" philosophy in mind! Click! is a fantastic, easy approach to strengthen classroom lesson planning and learning. It is versatile for use in lesson planning and staff development. Regardless of your role with kids, CLICK! can help you achieve success: “Coach”, "Learn”, “Involve”, “Collaborate”, and above all else, remain “Kid-focused.”
- Coach: How freeing! No longer are you at the front of the classroom! Through technology integration, you learn with, for and from your students.
- Learn: Learning must be
ongoing and relevant. When considering lessons, incorporate the 8 Habits of Mind as a benchmark for whether web-sites, apps, and activities meet learning targets while also fostering curiosity, openness, engagement, creativity, persistence, responsibility, flexibility and metacognition.
- Involve: Deliberate and consistent involvement is an amazing teaching strategy. Students who are involved in the creation of lessons and who can explore new avenues to learning support the habits of mind, and create paths to success.
- Collaborate: Collaboration is
a habit to purposefully cultivate in the classroom. Arts integration and
technology enhancements provide creative opportunities for students to
collaborate with one another, other classes, and globally as well.
Collaboration is a skill that prepares our students for future careers.
Students and colleagues have found writing to have relevance through blogging
and website creation, for example.
- Kid-Focused: Each day, every
day, kids are the focus of every single teaching decision we make. As we work to
make content accessible, and to help students find the pull chain that will
allow learning to “click” with them, ask questions: Is it purposeful? Is it
relevant? How does it prepare students for future success and meet their goals? How does it help them find their voices?
Click! by Kristin Kochheiser is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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