Recommendations for Integration:
works best if each student has his or her own computer to listen to the
examples of teachers talking.
has been designed so that it can be completed in-class or out-of-class.
In a class
setting with individual computers and access to the internet, preview an
example of the activity, “Teachers Talking about Teaching
Talking about Teaching Activity.doc)
a. Click on link for Voices of Teachers
Talking about Teaching:
b. Have students identify the
skills, and dispositions the teacher
talking about by circling
behaviors on the “List
Behaviors” (List of Key
Behaviors.doc) located in the Content
of this RWLO.
c. Have students look back at the
of behaviors they have circled under
each proposition to identify the core
proposition that relates to what the
teacher in the interview is talking about.
Recommendations for Online
Internet Classroom Assistant (ICA) allows teachers with a standard modem,
access to a web browser, and a connection to the Internet to use the
Nicenet online interface free.
Among other free online features such as document sharing and
personal messaging, ICA
offers conferencing tools for student synchronous and asynchronous
Recommendations for Conducting
· A series of 3 articles
by Karen M. Peters from the WebCT Library
that discuss the advantages, the disadvantages, and the steps to conducting
asynchronous online discussions.
Five specific advantages of a course with online discussions
Key Issues in Asynchronous Learning Environments
Concrete Steps to Get Students "Talking" in Asynchronous Online
site has written transcripts that accompany each of the recordings of
teachers talking about teaching (click on desired link of teacher talking
about teaching to access). The written
transcripts can be printed out and used in case problems occur with
computers or internet access.
recordings of teachers talking about teachers can be found at National
Public Radio (NPR.org). (Search,
“teachers talking about teaching.”) Some examples from NPR of teachers
talking about teaching are: