Watch the first PowToon movie I created or read the transcript below. https://www.powtoon.com/embed/dphw0sdYnmO/ Transcript: E-mail, short for electronic mail, is fascinating. Ray Tomlinson was the creator of e-mail in 1971, creating a system for communication within an organization. However, it quickly grew to become a more complex system. By the year 2000, having an e-mail… Continue reading Evolution of E-mail
If you’ve spent any time in education, you’ve heard the term “digital citizenship”. But what does it mean, how do we promote it as educators, and what are some resources that will help implementation of digital citizenship? I’ve explored many different documents on digital citizenship and I have focused on three definitions: According to Mike… Continue reading Digital Citizenship: A buzz word or the new way?
I first learned about Desmos at the NCTM conference in 2017. The conference was held in beautiful San Antonio, TX. It seems every third session I went to, someone mentioned Desmos. I had no idea what it was. After hearing about it for the second day in a row, I decided to visit their table… Continue reading Desmos Activities for All Ages
I'm a big proponent of conversations in the classroom. Students need ample opportunity to use academic language with each other to teach and learn from each other. It also gives me the opportunity to listen and learn. I learn misconceptions I may not have caught otherwise. Sometimes I even learn a different way to teach… Continue reading Let’s Talk Math (and dance a little)!
As my current class ends, I am taking the time to reflect on my learning over the last five weeks. I have really enjoyed creating this ePortfolio. I have learned from looking at those created by other people and getting feedback from fellow classmates on my own portfolio. Walking through required pages with my professor… Continue reading ePortfolio – An ongoing project
To me, ethics is defining your moral directives, typically written as a list. They are practices and actions that are in the best interest of all parties involved. In a sense, they are common ideas that all decent human beings should share and believe in. These moral directives typically come from your personal beliefs. In… Continue reading Personal Code of Ethics
Recently, I read a few articles about Learning Communities. I have been part of formal learning communities since I started teaching, and informal learning communities my entire life. The formal learning communities we usually call PLCs in the education world. Besides participating in PLCs, I've also had the opportunity to attend a PLC conference hosted… Continue reading Learning Communities
Every campus has needs. Each campus has strengths, of course, but they also have needs. How do we identify and address those needs? One solution is a needs assessment. The first item to be addressed with my faculty would be purpose of a needs assessment. The purpose of any needs assessment is the same, whether… Continue reading Needs Assessment
I love using technology in the classroom. It gives my students and I access to the world and to each other. I can easily give feedback on assignments while kids are working on them with the addition of Chrome Books this year. It also allows for a different type of organization than I have ever… Continue reading Digital Learning & Leadership in Education
In the article by Andrew Rikard, several great points are made about the ownership of an ePortfolio. I was initially opposed to sharing my ePortfolio because I assumed it would be full of assignments for my courses that were theoretical, lacking experience from actual implementation. I wondered why I would want to show this to… Continue reading Who owns this thing anyway?