I’ve been focusing my blogging energies here for the time being. I’ve enrolled in a program called COETAIL and I’m almost finished!! It’s blog where I’m reflecting on what I’m learning through this course. I’ll transition everything over here eventually, but for now, take a look at my other site here!
I was told that I have to introduce the Student Technology Responsibilities poster. But, being the rebel that I am, I didn’t want to just read it to the students, so I decided to make it a bit to attach to my discussion about digital citizenship that I was already planning to have. The students… Continue reading The Reveal: Digital Citizen
After International Dot Day, we started talking about the idea of a digital citizen. I first started by recording what they thought a digital citizen was, and then, did a class brainstorm, breaking down the words. What is digital? What is a citizen? The Class Constitution we created this year, using the word, citizen (read… Continue reading Make Your Mark, Digitally
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
Behind the scenes in building the Class Constitution… I don’t like rules. I don’t like having to write, “Don’t do this, and don’t do that.” I like creating something that has a positive spin of “do this, and do that” as well as general enough that can be applied to most classroom situations. This brings… Continue reading Sidenote: The Plant
If we’re going to talk about being a Digital Citizen, I had to think about what word was going to be a challenge for the students in my class: citizen. To preempt the confusion that will come when we start talking about being a Digital Citizen, I decided to plant the word, citizen, into our… Continue reading The Plant: Citizen
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