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    Creating the Framework for Teaching Research Skills in the Library

    It is a little strange to be creating unit and lesson plans when not currently working in a specific school. In fact, I have taken this year off to begin retraining to be a Teacher-Librarian after 9 years as a middle-years/secondary teacher, mostly
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    Future's So Bright...

      “When outstanding becomes so easily available, average is over.” - Thomas Friedman What a great line to begin a post on looking ahead. Friedman’s comment is, not surprisingly, in reference to the “new” educational rage of MOOCs
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    A new way to think about SAMR

    Transformational technology use is firmly embedded within society, yet it is less prevalent, and certainly less well used in our schools. So then, how are students being prepared for the future if we don't educate for and with technology? Is your
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    The Great Wave of Technology

    [caption id="attachment_49" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image source: Wikipedia[/caption] So I'm in Japan right now. At a beautiful place called Hakone, famed for its onsens (hot springs) and its iconic views of Fuji-san, when the great mount is
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    Community(Knowledge + Relationships + Connections) + Technology = Connectivism

    How can we educate students for a future that is rapidly changing, fill them with knowledge, some of which is presently undiscovered, and prepare them for a multi-career lifetime, some careers of which are not yet known? The answer is: we can't.