The cover: Spies. Complete with official-looking badges and awesome passports.
The mission: to infiltrate the educational system and explore the connection between technology and the learning process.
Super-Special Agents briefed us – introducing tech tools -guiding our efforts. As teams, practiced our nascent skills and shared discoveries with each other.
Along the way, I recognized the significance of the training camp –as a model of a
and technically enhanced learning community.
Learning from the team was highly valuable – both in acquiring tech skills and in the exchange of ideas about how to use our new skills.The spy format kept us engaged and amused – it provided a creative platform for conversation and interaction: a way for the team to laugh and learn together.
At the end of our mission, it was clear that technology can enhance – and yet not overstep – the teacher/student learning experience.The tech camp, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers Today Through Technology, was the result of a grant written to the U.S. Department of Education. Here is a link to some of the areas explored: http://sites.laverne.edu/ear/camp/
Special thanks to Mala Arthur. I loved camp!!