The Dot: Goal Setting

In the beginning of the year, I used to create goals with my students and called it “Hopes and Dreams” based on the Responsive Classroom program. Then, back in 2013, Harry Banks (@kinderbanks) introduced the book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds to me. Immediately after talking about this book with Tabitha (@tabletj), told us about International… Continue reading The Dot: Goal Setting

Sidenote: The Plan

In thinking about this final project, I also had to include additional thoughts that’s not necessarily part of the “action.” Most of the background and the thinking behind what I’m doing will be included in the Sidenotes of this series. The main posts will be about the “action” that’s happening in the classroom. Standards First, as… Continue reading Sidenote: The Plan

Looking Back to Move Forward (Course 4 Final Project)

So my COETAIL experience is getting close to the end, and my final project for the fourth course is to think of a unit or something that would fit into the redefinition category in the SAMR model. I had no idea where to start, so I decided to look back at the most salient ideas… Continue reading Looking Back to Move Forward (Course 4 Final Project)

Digital Work Time vs Digital Play Time

iPads are the enemy. That’s what some parents believe. Bringing a 1-to-1 iPad program into the elementary school is out of the question. Looking at their family structure where some adult members are glued to their iPads or smart phones, playing games have led them to think that they’ve had enough. iPads or smart phones… Continue reading Digital Work Time vs Digital Play Time