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…?
Course 1 Final Project: Remix
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
“The war is over, the natives won!” – Marc Prensky
I had the pleasure of attending the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in 2012 and had the pleasure of hearing Marc Prensky speak. While he gave his speech, he spoke about the differences between Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives and their relationship to education. He then stated, “The war is over, the natives… Continue reading “The war is over, the natives won!” – Marc Prensky
Redefining the Geek
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
Let’s Connect, Mess Around, and Create!
“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!
Sidenote: Intentions on the Internet
Reading and posting about communities and PLNs and such, I wanted to post a little something about things that I want to get popular (just trying to push what I want to see used more often) 1. Twitter. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of Twitter. To me, it was where people life casted within… Continue reading Sidenote: Intentions on the Internet
Intentions on the Internet
As I read the opening chapters of Jeff Utecht’s book, Reach, I was intrigued by the distinction he made about communities and networks. Immediately after reading the section, being a visual learner, I scribbled a quick diagram for me to make sense of what I had just read. I started analyzing the ways in which… Continue reading Intentions on the Internet