Here is a great post from MiddleWeb on STEM implementation. Use this 12 step program to develop your own classroom STEM projects.
Of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology. I think this applies to all of us not just those of us who teach technology. Click for the post on Teach Thought (via Shannon Miller on twitter). Here is a quick summary: 1. They always start with the why 2. They are malleable and can easily adapt [...]
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Here is an inspiring project based on a Middle School favorite- The Outsiders. Is there a wall in your school? (from John Norton @middleweb via Twitter)
Look no further than edweb.net. This free site is home to hundreds of learning communities. I first joined the site when I saw this community- Emerging Tech: Using Technology to Advance Your School Library Program. Even though I am not a librarian or media specialist, I found the content fascinating. I now belong to several [...]
Technology / Guidelines for Wikis, Blogs and Glogster. Nice little Guide for Wikis and Blogs. Found in an article Blog post by Donna Criswell on Discovery. Read more here
Confused on project based learning (PBL)? What makes it PBL? Here is a concise comparison from Education Technology and Mobile Learning.
Excellent Blog post appeared by Donna Criswell from the Massachusetts blog. Blog talks about the 4 C’s and the common core. She also introduces a website about “commenting”. Read more of the blog entry here .
It is with great honor and great humility that I begin this journey of writing blogs on my experiences teaching the Digital Natives in this digital language, myself a Digital Tourist. I define myself as a digital tourist because I was born in an era when digital media was just being invented. So, I grew [...]
This year I started a new job in a new district. I’d worked in my old district in several capacities for nearly 20 years. I knew the staff, they knew me. They knew I was always eager to share a new technology tool, knew I was some what of a Discovery Fanatic, knew that if [...]