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What would a zombie do?

Prototype PD ideas with Plotagon iOS (Windows and Mac too) app.

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Grow PLN

I belong to the eLearning Guild and and ATD: professional organizations for instructional designers. I have benefitted greatly through my association with K-12 educators. My idea is to encourage teachers to partner with the Guild and local ATD chapter. Interested members could then team with teachers to design engaging vieos that teachers can use to grow their technical knowledge in tools and processes.

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Inkling

Inkling is a performance support platform. It enables the creation, distribution, and assessment of mobile learning through video. Use Inkling to aggregate video that educators access in a branded interface. They create the video based on their expertise and tag appropriately. Other teachers access the videos, watch it, and are assessed. Actual implementation of what they learned via Inkling is assessed doing classroom observations. This can also be done manually.

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Up Periscope!

Innovation Specialist Christy Cate just finished her third Periscope stream of 6th graders working on an island survival activity. The raw nature of the video showing experiential learning engaging on a visceral level. What if adult PD was like that? Periscope it out to the world AND record it for later playback or use in other online/blended training (webinars?) programs.

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Let's Put On A Show

I grew up watching old movies. One of my favs was when Mickey Rooney would say to Judy Garland (and the neighborhood gang) "Let's put on a show!" My idea is to do a video of a prototype of a learning activity. For example, say you wanted to try Genius Hour. A couple teachers would act out, recorded by a smartphone camera), how that would work. The clip would be made available on the school's intranet for teachers to view. An alternative would be to view the clip in a group PD session then asking what teachers thought worked well and what could be improved. Then tape that.

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Teachers Can PD Themselves

At CUE15 I learned about Dr. Sugata Mitra and how he placed computer kiosks in rural villages in India. With access to the Internet kids (the kiosks were designed such that adults had to deal with discomfort to use) the kiosks gave children, who lacked a teacher and their own devices, a chance to teach each other. My idea is to place computer kiosks in a library (teacher lounge?) where teachers could walk up to it and take software (or lesson plans, etc) out for a try.

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Innovation Workout

Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich describes this month's layoff because company didn't innovate fast enough. How can we (educators) grow our innovation abilities? Motivated teachers/leaders/instructional coaches get together and create an eBook pointing at effective media that meets the needs of talents/abilities teachers at the school currently have. It can be used to build trust and form relationships that encourage risk and growth.

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WTF (Why Teach Failure?)

When was the last time you shared something that didn't work out quite as you'd hoped? For me that was a couple weeks ago. When we share learning we should be as out there with mistakes and near misses as we are with positives.

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Constraints drive creativity.

There's a tendency to go big and really take advantage of all that technology has to offer. When designing an education/training solution to a problem or opportunity three questions need to be answered: quality, cost, time to completion. Typically two are prioritized at the expense of the third.

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