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Luke Wroblewski

Between Comfortable and Seamless…

I enjoyed reading a number of the articles regarding tech integration, and while doing so I kept asking the question; where are we? Meaning, what does tech integration look like in the elementary school at Lincoln? This question has helped me better define where we are at as well as what we need to do…

Not quite iconic…

Course 3 was a fantastic learning experience that offered up a number of opportunities to improve my practice and view things through the lenses of digital literacy and data visualization. There are a number of take aways for me especially around the ideas of Presentation Zen, and Infographics. The number of resources that were referenced…

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Let’s meet and visualize…

Recently, two outstanding author/illustrators paid visits to Lincoln School. Marissa Moss author of multiple books, most notably Ameila’s Notebooks and Marcus Phister author of the Rainbow Fish dazzled our students with their ability to quickly sketch and develop a story from ideas tossed out by the student audience. It was amazing to watch lines, dots…

Service and Storytelling

The National Storytelling Network (NSN) characterizes storytelling as an interactive art form that encourages the listener’s imagination. NSN points out that storytelling includes words and actions that present a story. By this definition it seems that storytelling and digital storytelling are relatively similar, yet I would say that digital storytelling has an edge for a…

The Bulletproof Presentation

When it comes to presenting, I have always enjoyed sharing information and engaging with audiences. I like to use humor and I’m comfortable speaking in front of various groups. It is a big part of my job. When I am presenting, I don’t always use a PowerPoint, Prezi or other, but after reading the various…

Eye catching and eye tracking

 When I think about how much screen time I spend on a weekly basis I figure I’m probably on the low end of the middle of the global average (there must be one out there). I say this because I consciously take breaks from screens while working and I’m aware of digital distractions, plus by…

Let’s be Responsible and Reflective… Course 2 Project

The project for Course 2 has been a great way to incorporate all the concepts covered and learned, including global collaboration. Speaking of which, I had the good fortune of working with fellow Cohort 7 members Kim in Switzerland and Pim in China. Between the three of us, we have a solid perspective of what digital footprints,…

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Together we can

One of the beauties of being in education is that as educators we get to create, foster, and see learning take place all the time. Often, one of the fringe benefits is that we get to learn too! I recently learned about Jane Goodall’s five hopes for the future. This all happened as a result…