Thinking about teaching your students digital citizenship can be overwhelming as it is such a broad topic. Where do you even start? Mike Ribble’s 9 elements of digital citizenship provides educators with a framework that organizes the themes of digital citizenship. Ribble’s 9 elements are digital etiquette, digital access, digital law, digital communication, digital literacy,… Read More Teaching Digital Citizenship: Digital Law
Over the past 2 years, I have had the chance to visit many other classrooms and during these visits I have also had many conversations about digital citizenship with various students throughout grades K-12. Whenever I go into a classroom and I need to introduce a new digital tool to students it is important that… Read More Digital Citizenship: Are You Having These Conversations With Your Students?
I started using Google Docs several years ago when it was just Google Docs. Over the past two years, I really started to understand it and use it for my own work, with students and as a student myself taking courses in University. Google Docs has now become Google Drive and there is an entire suite… Read More Drinking the Google Drive Kool-Aid: My Top Reasons for Switching from Office to Google
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
Recently, I had the chance to visit Michael Strembitsky School. Something that stood out for me was their celebration of their “Epic Fails”. For the past 2 years and a bit, their school has been on a journey to make Inspiring Education come to life. There is a focus on cross curricular planning and inquiry… Read More Epic Fails: A lesson from Michael Strembinsky School
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