Will Richardson’s article “Publishers, Participants All” in the February 2011 Educational Leadership really struck me this week. We all tell our students and children not to talk to strangers. Safety is paramount whether we’re on the street or online. However, if we really want to get students embedded in a global community of sharing, we [...]
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As I stood in my kitchen on this snow day, I observed a flourishing new behavior in my 19 month old son: mimicking. I do not have school today, but this morning, I tried to steal work moments at my laptop set up on a counter. My husband was working from home due to the [...]
I would like to share this wonderful resource that was passed along to me via Twitter a few months ago. Martin Jorgensen, a member of my PLN, created Building Community in Your Classroom as an extension of his web site, The Digital Narrative. This resource is a great idea generator and quick start guide for [...]
Last week, Suzanne Whitlow, who writes Suzanne’s Blog, presented me with a blog award. I am an avid reader of her fantastic blog (that never fails to give me inspiration for projects). Therefore, I was extremely honored to be listed as one of the blogs that she reads regularly and finds useful. Now, it’s my [...]
On Tuesday mornings, there have been a small group of girls in the hallway next to the computer lab. I haven’t been sure what they are doing, but they seem to be very engaged in their activity. One day on my way to a meeting, I decided to be nosey and ask them. They showed [...]
I always want to put the tools into the hands of the students. I want them to be the creators. I believe they will make more meaning and definitely get more out of it if they are able to take the reins. At the elementary level that often can be challenging with a project. To [...]
Last month, I read a post by a member of my PLN, Kyle Pace, on web productivity tools and trying to keep up with them. I enjoyed reading his honest reflection that he sometimes does not get beyond signing up for a tool because there are just so many out there. Even technology specialists find [...]
As I sit here pondering this week’s post, I have been checking out what’s going on in the Twitterverse of my PLN (Personal Learning Network). Some may call it procrastination, but I’d say it’s inspiration. This has been the scenario: Read a tweet. Click on link. Retweet and/or bookmark. Repeat. After several cycles, it occurred [...]
By now, everyone has heard of Twitter. And many of you are thinking that’s just one more thing for me to manage… and who has time for it? And isn’t it really more for socializing anyway? Lots of people have blogged about the stages of Twitter acceptance. The number of steps vary, but they all [...]
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Jan. 2010 – June 2010 This blog served as a technology professional development portal. It was a chance for us to explore what was (and still is) out there. As we know, a lot of the latest tools and resources only take a few minutes to preview and learn. Making the time is often the trickiest feat. Therefore, I proposed Tech Tuesday. Every Tuesday something new was waiting for you to check out on this blog. On select Tuesdays, there even were face-to-face session in the Abbot lab @ 7:45 A.M. In under 30 minutes, I demonstrated the new tool, and participants got some time to play. It was requested that participants gave the tool a little more thought or another “go”, and then follow-up with a comment on this blog, reviewing the tool for a grade level or subject. The ultimate goal or end product was that one tool or resource would be implemented fully into teaching practices to benefit student learning. We also had a great resource blog for people to consult in the end!
October 2010 – ?: I am going to continue to update the Tech Tuesday blog on at least a monthly basis. There’s still so much to learn and share. So always check in on Tuesdays to see what’s going on, or better yet, subscribe!