We track data all of the time in our personal lives like weight, steps, running speeds (maybe stealing those crowns on Strava...), and even how well we mow the lawn. This tracking is part of our motivation. So, how does this translate into our classrooms? Tracking student progress, according to Marzano, us about communicating a… Continue reading Tracking Student Progress
To educate the whole child, we must nurture their academic, creative, emotional, and social needs. We cannot just teach mathematics, science, language, and social studies, but we must allow time for music, art, and social interactions. There are many ways the educational organization can recognize and nurture creative and diverse students. One way to nurture… Continue reading If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you won’t be creative.
It has been a few weeks since I have written, but I've been working on a new project. Preview it below!
As I wrap up my most recent course in pursuance of my master’s degree, I am taking the time to reflect. I have learned a lot about copyright laws and how we in education seem to be a bit ignorant about them. I also learned a lot of about the history of digital citizenship and… Continue reading Wrapping Up A Course in Digital Citizenship
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?
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 & Leading
There were several statements Margaret Heffernan said that really stood out to me. Three of them include: “I don’t have to know everything. I just have to work among people that are good at getting help.” “What matters is the mortar, not just the bricks.” “Teams that work together longer, get better.” Number one stands… Continue reading Super Chickens!
Why would someone create an ePortfolio? Initially, probably because they were required to. But why would someone maintain an ePortfolio? Because they learned the benefits of keeping up with one. In reading 41 Benefits of an ePortfolio by Dr. Dwayne Harapnuik, many benefits from the upkeep of an ePortfolio are clearly outlined. Of all the… Continue reading Why an ePortfolio?