What devices do we have?
This past year we had 1-1 laptops. They were 5 year old HP computers. Next year we get new Touch Chromebooks so I’m very excited.
Learning in Local and Global Communities
What would it look like if our schools were learning hubs situated in healthy communities?
I follow your blog and I always love reading what you have to say! No nonsense and all common sense. I am one of those teachers who started teaching 30 years ago, took a break and am back in the classroom again. Consequently, I missed many of the trends including the flipping and gaming which apparently peaked more like 2-3 years ago.…[Read more]
Your intro really caught my attention. “People are the best resource for any school in the whole world.” So much wisdom in those simple words. Thank you for your very inspiring post. So simple that even 5 and 6 year olds get it. I have also been thinking a lot about how learning communities must be relational communities in order for us…[Read more]
The Flipped Classroom
Telling doesn’t work very well. Doing is the secret. (Case studies and the Flipped Classroom)
With the advent of new technologies making it easier for educators to produce quality e
This week I’m reading about project-based, problem-based and challenge based learning and reflecting on how those types of learning apply in my own classroom.
The Buck Institute of
What a great idea to screencast your prezi CV for your “About Me” page. I really like how you describe your learning journey for your audience. You have blended some storytelling with giving information. I totally agree with you when you say, “I thought that it is less and less relevant to make a classic CV. Indeed, if anyone wants…[Read more]
Course 3…WOW! So many new ideas and ways to improve how I teach communication skills to my students. Here are some of my projects:
I have always loved them! And now I know why.
An infographic is a visual representation of data.
Digital storytelling is simply storytelling.
Thanks so much for your comments and for the resource tip. I’ll check it out.
I finally had a chance to check out that resource. What a great find. Thanks so much for sharing that with me.
Hope all is well in 3rd grade.
Thanks for so many great ideas. I have to say I had an “ah ha” moment when I saw your sketch of your website design. I had read that Garr Reynolds suggests planning presentation slides on paper but I hadn’t thought about how valuable it is to plan our website on paper. This advice comes at perfect timing because my students are creating…[Read more]
Michelle Beard commented on the post, Writers Live With Their Eyes Opened to the World Around Them, on the site Learning in Global Communities | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jason. I have a very energetic bunch (22–16 boys and 6 girls) so I love to create opportunities for everyone to slow down, think, and share.In reply to - Michelle Beard wrote a new post, Writers Live With Their Eyes Opened to the World Around Them, on the site Learning in Global Communities Who is in this photo? What are they doing? Why? What else do you notice […] · View
This week we are talking about how to zen up our presentations based on the well known book Zen Presentation by Garr Reynolds.
Here is a great short video that summarizes the points in his book:
We’ve been on a school break but on Monday I get to step into my international classroom and do what I do everyday: train little hearts and minds to be proactive, positive, wise and compassionate human being.
Who is in this photo?
What are they doing? Why?
What else do you notice in the photo?
What message might the photographer be trying to communicate?
How do you know that?
These are some of the questions we
It’s been a perfect week to delve into visual literacy.
It’s the Tet holiday and I’m in Phuket, Thailand enjoying views like this with my family:
Visual images are powerful.
Michelle Beard commented on the post, My Plate Isn’t So Full: Making Connections Between Digital Citizenship Skills and Learning Assets, on the site Learning Ishfully Ever After | 5 months ago
I really identify with what you are saying here about seeing the connections rather than teaching these essential skills as “one more thing.” Such a challenge! I am finding that it’s easier for me to look for teachable moments and teach these skills as mini-lessons that I can come back to in a deeper way. Just this week, I decided to…[Read more]In reply to - Megan Looney wrote a new post, My Plate Isn’t So Full: Making Connections Between Digital Citizenship Skills and Learning Assets, on the site Learning Ishfully Ever After When reading the question for this week’s […] · View