I am completely, mind-boggling impressed by the video you and your school put together. I can’t believe the level of collaboration and commitment that kind of project must have taken. Although upon viewing the ‘making of,’ I had a small laugh at the “1000’s of mails back and forth’ and have a bit of an insight…
I also had a…[Read more]
I liked your opening sequence of “imagine a world…” this is definitely the kind of PD we were fortunate to receive!
Your post is a timely reminder to critically assess my own use of tech in the classroom–in my role I perhaps am looking through to narrow a lens–how can I fit tech in here–when perhaps the question should be,…[Read more]
Thanks for your comment–it was great meeting you, too. (I’m in the middle of episode 4…not binge listening, just trying to savour it. A fellow L2er told me how envious she was that I was just at the beginning of the series.) Thanks for the recommendation–just read a review and it sounds bizarrely interesting.
Yes, Seesaw users…[Read more]
Thanks for the comment. Yes, we need to ride the enthusiasm train as long as possible/take advantage of the break and get those posts up–I will comment on yours asap! I think it’s good for teachers/students to see what is being done in Primary/Middle and get that discussion going, but would hate to see admin enforce anything on the HS…[Read more]
Include, Inquire, Inspire.
The Learning 2 Europe conference hashtag and catchphrase have been running through my mind since it finished two days ago. The conference may have ended, but the ideas generated and
Taking a slight break from my focus on ePortfolios & course 5 project (not really–I was just earlier going over my workshop for Learning 2 in Warsaw next week), I thought I’d throw together a few things I’ve been
Thanks for the words of encouragement, Tricia.
Making portfolios a reality–and a (mostly) successful reality has definitely been the bulk of my job this year!
It has definitely been a team effort and the path nicely smoothed out by my lovely predecessor. :)
Very much looking forward to some great conversations and learning at Learning2.
Here is a ‘Down and Dirty’ Summary of my work towards my Eportfolio goals/Final Project since my last post:
It is always nice to get positive feedback, thanks! It’s so gratifying to experience how one can influence/teach/learn from another Educator beyond your own school’s walls. The most influential teachers I continue to learn from are no longer at my school, but their ability to influence me hasn’t been affected (Thanks to our belief in…[Read more]
Just reading this post after the L2 chat.
I like your idea of posts as containers–to be filled with whatever feels appropriate for the topic/mood, etc.
I do find it hard myself to move away from the narrative style…but Coetail–and reading your blog have certainly helped inspire change!
The video with your former…[Read more]
Okay, Coetail, here we go, course 5.
Hey again Tricia,
Yes, I plan on attending Kimberly’s session. I attended her smaller session last year and found it very useful in thinking about how to best document and share student learning.
Yes, sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves, and sometimes we don’t even get to fully see the fruits of our labour. (FYI-the blogging…[Read more]
I definitely think it’s possible to work together and bounce ideas off one another, share best practices, sample posts, pitfalls to avoid, etc. I am always looking for ways to share good examples of student learning and learn from others in turn.
Just reading your timeline reminded me to follow up with parents using a survey…[Read more]
Thanks for your comment and your interest, Shane. I like your sentiments–‘first time out of the classroom and I feel like a grown up.’
I agree–I need to embrace the discomfort more often myself, if I am to expect that of my staff.
Good luck with the Seesaw implementation. We used our plan as a rough guide, but so far have stuck with it…[Read more]
I’ve done a lot of inward and outward groaning this past week trying to grapple with my final course 4 project–and ostensibly my course 5 project. ‘Why did I do such ambitious final projects in the earlier cour
Will education as we know it change because of technology?
I certainly hope so!
Where and how will you be teaching in 5, 10, 15 years time?
I understand your struggles– so much effort and classroom management time goes into just simply getting the young ones to understand how to use an app/tool, that often there is little time left to explore the possibilities they provide (beyond perhaps, those that the class teacher has specifically asked you to help with –like ‘use…[Read more]
Thanks for sharing the CBL Framework Resource. It really does look like it strongly supports and complements the PYP (I’m less familiar with the MYP-but assume there are strong similarities) approach.
I’m also reminded of Apple’s increased efforts at Educational Support (beyond apps/Apple Classroom.)
You prompted me to revisit the Education…[Read more]
Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Linda. I do sometimes struggle with those “butterflies…” but I do think they do need to move through that phase…reminds me a little of Teacher Tom’s post on “The second 15 minutes” http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.ch/2015/09/the-second-15-minutes.html. (I think you ‘liked’ the twitter post.) Students need…[Read more]
Young students Making Meaning using Makey Makeys
Playing the “playdough piano”
Good speakers are key for using makey makeys in a loud class!