The concept of amplified education is fascinating!
The Free Dictionary defines the verb “amplify” as:
- To make larger or more powerful; increase.
- To add to, as by illustrations; make complete.
When I think of amplifying teaching and learning, I think of:
- being able to reach a global audience (instead of the audience of one)
- collaborating with potentially thousands of people
- collecting authentic data (through crowdsourcing)
- learning with people from around the world (impossible without the use of technology)
- having a voice (instead of having to rely on a middle man to give me permission, decide if I should be heard or not)
- having access to information beyond my own research capabilities and time (learning how to search people in addition to information alone)
- moving from using technology as a substitute to redefining teaching and learning
I am excited to be able to “amplify” my thoughts (pun intended) by “making learning larger”, “increase” the perspectives and best practices… work on adding puzzle pieces of teaching reflections from my learning network.
Together with Andrea Hernandez (USA), Chic Foote (New Zealand) and Silvana Scarso (Brazil), we will practice what we preach and amplify teaching and learning via a Twitter Chat, sparking a conversation and moving forward to
- define amplified teaching and learning
- share resources
- support each other
- learn with others
- crowdsource examples of best practices in professional development and from the classroom
- practice amplification skills
Interested? Join us for our first #amplifiEDU Twitter Chat on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 8 pm EST
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Our topic will be: Set the Tone for the New School Year : Amplify Learning (in honor of the Northern Hemisphere returning to school)
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You can check out the following resources to wrap your mind around Twitter Chats: