When you're young, you think you know everything. Or, maybe that's just me. I started my teaching career confident that my college had prepared me for anything that could be thrown at me. I was 21-years-old and ready to teach! Ha! With each year that followed, I grew more humble. I continue to realize how... Continue Reading →
Conversations I've witnessed on Twitter these past two weeks have prodded me along to challenge myself with a hard question: "Am I preparing my students for the world they will live in?"
I have watched numerous remixes online. They are either motivational or amazing pieces of art and I absolutely love them. Well, I was given the assignment to create my own remix addressing the maker movement. Well, it is NOT as simple as it seems. Using Mozilla Popcorn, I spent a lot of time creating this... Continue Reading →
As my Michigan State University class, Teaching Understanding with Technology, comes to an end, it's a perfect time to reflect on everything that I've learned and decide what I still need to learn and where I want to go next. New Ideas I was already aware that technology is all around us, but I hadn't considered that... Continue Reading →
My grad class assigned me a "Networked Learning Project". What is that? Well, I had to choose something that I wanted to learn, but didn't have the time or energy to learn it. Considering I am 33 years old and don't know what to do with my hair...ever...I thought this was the perfect opportunity to learn... Continue Reading →
There are many technology resources at our fingertips, and teachers need to ensure that the ones they choose to use in the classroom support meaningful learning objectives and their students' development of understanding through play. Thomas and Brown (2011) recognize that "A growing digital, networked infrastructure is amplifying our ability to access and use nearly unlimited resources... Continue Reading →
I've spent hours scouring YouTube to learn how to style my hair (Click here for the introduction to this project). The first, and most important "skill" for me to learn was forming voluminous curls that would last throughout the day. While there were many videos that told me a curling iron could work, I completely disagree since... Continue Reading →
I just discovered the true power of Evernote. Instead of just being a place to jot down notes, diary entries, phone numbers, etc., it is becoming my personal Getting Things Done (GTD) assistant. I just add an actionable task as an individual checkbox with special tags. Ta-Da! Thanks to detailed instructions by Ruud andMalc, anyone can figure out how to... Continue Reading →