After reading, “Shaping Tech for the Classroom” by Mark Prensky, I realized I am a technology teacher who pushes “old things in old ways” onto students and teachers. In my mind and in the moment I think I am creating “old things in new wa
"Your message is only as good as your ability to share it."
-from Column Five on Vimeo
So much is changing in brain research in relation to the way we are presented with and process information. The American Society of Training and Documentation
“Messing Around” is my new favorite buzzword and I’ll make sure I use it with my students and my colleagues. I like how it has an educational and positive connotation to it. The philosophy behind messing around is certainly familiar, remind
Two of my English 10 classes meet following our lunch break. By the time I arrive for class, my room has been filled with students for most of the break - working on a variety of homework assignments, dueling hands with double-sided Tetris, and oth
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The technology debate. Despite the inevitable shift in the educational paradigm, schools are still determining the best ways to balance technology i
Technology is like leading an old dog to water to learn new tricks. Or something like that.
When I began Shaping Tech for the Classroom: 21st-century schools need 21st-century technology by Mark Prensky, I felt confused by the new forms of t
Alright... can you believe it?! We are approaching the end of Course 1. This week we will wrap up Course 1 and you will post your Final Project idea on your blog. Reminder, you are NOT required to complete the unit before the end of this course. Rem
Standards. They’re what we're doing. Some people really like them. Some people really don't.
Me? I’m not fussed one way or another. Not really. It’s important to know what we’re looking for with assessment, and standards are a
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I started late. I missed the groove. The internet was out. During the weekend. Again. My kid didn't nap. Again.
I am feeling like my own stude
Do you remember when whiteboards were a novelty?
When I was in undergrad and sitting through teacher training courses, I remember the excitement of writing on the board with chalk. All the cool teachers bought a variety of colors, and perhaps a
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As an educator what makes you nervous? I bet many of the things that make you nervous are things we are confronting in COETAIL! Things like change, tec