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”

Suspicious Minds

First of all, I’m all for privacy and using your brain as you navigate the digital landscape.  But I’m also for using your brain as you navigate the physical landscape. As Tricia noted in her post last week: This is part of the reason I think the phrase ‘digital citizenship’ is erroneous.  Citizenship is citizenship.Continue reading “Suspicious Minds”

Its Tricky

Its always interesting how things seem to fall into place. My students just recently collected five days worth of evidence of their digital presence as part of a history project. I had not intentionally thought of the opportunity it would present to discuss their digital footprint, I was thinking more primary sources, yet there it was.Continue reading “Its Tricky”