Right after Learning2 in Bangkok, I was contacted by Craig Kemp (@mrkempnz) if I would be interested in moderating the #asiaed chat under the handle, @asiaEDchat. Unsure of what it was, I had to go back to through some Tweets posted and found that it was a new Twitter chat. There are many chats… Continue reading Moderating #asiaed Chat
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
I struggle with the idea of Digital Citizenship. In a rapidly changing world, the idea of Digital Citizenship seems to be getting more complicated by the minute. That makes me think about how I can prepare elementary students to think about this concept. So, I decided to break down the elements of Digital Citizenship as… Continue reading The Plan: Sweet Spot
Reading over different articles about the power of the web, my mind went back to a class that I took in Graduate School titled “The History of Communication.” In this course, we talked about a lot of the technology that people have invented to increase the efficiency of communication. The first major technology that we talked… Continue reading History of Communication
Often times, when we talk about bullying, we focus on the bully him/herself and the victim of the bullying. I got this picture from one of the students in @tabletj‘s class. They were making anti-bullying posters. I saw this one, I laughed, loved it, photographed it, and enjoyed it more after I cropped it. Only… Continue reading Crowd Sourcing Support
I recently did a writing unit in my class about blog posts. I’ve taught my students in my class in the past to blog before, but this was the first time I had a very specific focus in mind. At Learning 2.013 in Singapore, I attended a session titled, “Everything is a Remix: Learning 2.0 Edition”… Continue reading Do What’s Right! (with Copyright)
At the end of the school year last year, Tabitha Johnson brought this project to me, asking if I would be interested in doing it. The project she introduced is the Global Read Aloud. On their Wiki Page, they explain the history and the premise of the GRA: “The project was created in 2010 with… Continue reading Global Collaborator… Fail…?
As I set about thinking about what I wanted to do with my students this year, I thought about a project that I really thought was meaningful to my students previously. This was my Tinkercad Design project that I did with my students. As with any unit or project there were certain things I wanted… Continue reading Course 1 Final Project: Remix
Reading the section on “Geeking Out” in “Living with New Media,” I was thinking of the stereotypes that accompany the word, “geek.” Doing a quick Google Image Search for “geek” led me here (click if you’re up for a laugh). Anyway, I was getting a good number of images of people with giant glasses, a… Continue reading Redefining the Geek
“Smart phones have made people dumb.” I’ve heard this from so many people since iPhones became popular and everyone around seemed to have one. As I read “Connectivism” by George Siemen, a particular line stood out to me “Many of the processes previously handled by learning theories (especially in cognitive information processing) can now be… Continue reading Let’s Connect, Mess Around, and Create!