Stir It Up

As soon as I started reading the EduCase Learning Initiative article about digital storytelling, my gears started spinning.  I knew exactly how this would fit with my teaching. Setting Last year out 8th grade worked on an oral history project at the end of the year as a service learning experience.  This takes it toContinue reading “Stir It Up”

Back in the Saddle

The Return It feels like its been quite some time since the last entry to this blog for class.  I feel a little out of practice.  Of course I had all kind of intentions of continuing to blog through the summer as I enjoyed some quality professional development and quality vacation.  But as they sayContinue reading “Back in the Saddle”

Just the beginning

“beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” ― Bob Marley In November I started #AfricaEd with inspiration and help from some newly found friends on Twitter.  I had no idea what would happen.  I had a lot of questions. Would anyone joinContinue reading “Just the beginning”

Taking on the #GlobalEd #TwitteratiChallenge

Its been a whirlwind of a year for me. I took on a new “part-time” role as a Tech coach during one free prep period, in November started and ran #AfricaEd chat twice a week, started COETAIL, managed to get invited to present at Learning 2 Africa and began planning an EdCamp for next September here inContinue reading “Taking on the #GlobalEd #TwitteratiChallenge”

Positive Vibration

Looking at the Responsible Use Agreement (RUA) from a couple of schools was interesting. Its something I had gone over with my students two years in a row, but I honestly had not thought much about it.  It always fell into part of the “we have to do this to start the year” pile of documentsContinue reading “Positive Vibration”

Running down a dream

When students are given the freedom, they flourish and most of the time, challenge themselves.  I truly believe that much of student performance is based on our expectations and the tone that is set for our classrooms and schools. If we are encouraging, open and allow students to explore anything is possible. I’ve had soContinue reading “Running down a dream”

A little more conversation

Digital citizenship. Its a term buzzing around education right now as technology becomes more and more integrated in our schools. Often, the conversation focuses on how students use social media, encouraging them to post or text only safe, appropriate pictures, protecting passwords and not getting lost in their phones.  I agree that all of thatContinue reading “A little more conversation”

Typical Situation

Copyright is a constant issue within the classroom.  One that I probably haven’t done the best job teaching about or even following in the past.  It has come up quite a bit in my classes recently though.  Especially in my Media class where we are working with PhotoShop. The version that is installed on ourContinue reading “Typical Situation”