The main topics that were covered in this hour long web 2.0 event were about 10 different classroom projects that teachers in the US were implementing in their classroom's, and how they were related to the common core. After watching this I had a moment of realization. I think sometimes we as teachers get to caught up in how or what we teach is going to meet a standard. I think what we need to be doing is brainstorming, and letting our students tell us what they want to learn about, and then after lesson development we will see that the standards are already being covered and met.
I saw so many ideas that I am so excited to try in the classroom.
Take a look and see. I promise you that even if you just have time to watch the first 15 minutes you will find something to implement in your classroom or an idea will spark.
One of my favorite ideas was where third grade students found a topic they found interesting by being involved in the Global Collaboration. They found a passion for saving Hippos and wanted to know why they were endangered. All of this started because they were talking with another teacher in another state who was showing pictures of Hippos from her recent vacation. It is amazing how the third grade mind works. All we need to do as teachers is once again provide the resources, and they will be taking responsibility for their own learning.