As a final capping presentation, I was required to reflect on any past project from any of the courses throughout my Masters of Education in Educational Technology program. I have been thinking about which project I would reflect on for a while. I knew right away it would be the Vision of my Future Classroom… Read More Reflecting on the Vision of my Future Classroom
I heard of the Global Read Aloud a few years ago and thought that would be a great way to connect my class with others around the world. The idea was simple, choose one of the books to read aloud to your class, and connect with others around the world, who chose to read the… Read More Global Read Aloud: Connect Your Students With the World
Image from: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/11/23/blogging-for-learning-mulling-it-over/ Recently I read, “Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom“, by Henry Jenkins and Wyn Kelley. It was an excellent read and it made me reflect on how I first started blogging with students. In the book, Jenkins talks about traditional reading and writing skills still being important, but traditional… Read More Teaching in a Participatory Culture
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd, was eye opening. Having not been a teenager for a while now, I have not taken the perspective of a teen for many years. The world I grew up in is quite different from the modern day teen experience. In her book, Boyd talks… Read More Response to Reading- It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd
Having dedicated time to plan with another teacher or several teachers has been one of the best parts of my job this year. As a Lead Collaboration Teacher, I get to work with teachers who request to work with our team. Using Jennifer Katz’s 3 Block Model our team has recently been focused on Block… Read More Teacher Collaboration: How Can We Get More of This?
This summer I took a class on Integration of Emerging Technologies. For our final project, “Vision of the Future”, I reflected on the things I have been learning this past year and what I would want my classroom to look like in the future. I have been eager to learn all I can about how… Read More Vision of My Future Classroom
I have read a few of these sunshine blog posts and have enjoyed getting to know a bit more about my PLN. I am going to do mine a bit different though. Rather than nominate 11 other bloggers feel free to answer my questions and continue this if you like. No pressure! Here is how… Read More Sunshine Blog
I signed up for my first Twitter account a few years ago. After signing up, I just could not get into it. Who cares what celebrities are doing anyway? I remember thinking Twitter was nothing more than a status update like on Facebook…pointless. Last year, I attended a session at the North Central Teachers Convention on digital citizenship… Read More Twitter Reignited My Passion