Teaching Now! 101 - Watch in Real Player
We go to Nebraska and see how Technology Teacher of the Year Tony Vincent and his fifth grade students are using Palms in every curriculum area. We then see these students mentoring teachers enrolled in a graduate course at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Introduction - Watch
Teaching NOW! looks at how colleges of education are preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology. We also visit K-12 schools where technology integration is changing traditional classroom activities.
Planet Fifth - Watch
We go to Nebraska and see how Technology Teacher of the Year Tony Vincent and his fifth grade students are using Palms in every curriculum area. The Willowdale elementary students use the handheld technology to reinforce math skills and language arts while taking part in project-based learning.
Panel Discussion of Planet Fifth - Watch
Our panel of experts discuss the academic vocabulary of the fifth grade students, the students' internalization of knowledge, and the real world project-based learning taking place in the classroom through the use of handheld technology. The panel discusses how this business application was adapted to a learning environment, and next steps for moving the handhelds into a middle school setting.
Grad Class Visit - Watch
We see fifth grade students working with a graduate class of teachers from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, on how to integrate handhelds in the classroom. The fifth grade students are serving as technology mentors to these classroom teachers.
Panel Discussion of Grad Class Visit - Watch
Our panel of experts emphasize the focus on student learning, the communication skills developed by the student mentors, the use of students as agents of professional development, and the collaboration between a university partner and a K-12 school.