21 century learning, digital citizenship, Digital learnng, Personal Learning Networks, social media

Staying Connected by Being Connected

I noticed the last publication of Educational Leadership was all about teacher driven professional development.  I have not had time to really dig into the ideas yet, but it seems to make good sense.  In our classrooms we are offering students choice as means of engagement, so why would we not do the same for… Continue reading Staying Connected by Being Connected

21 century learning, Math, Parents, social media, Teaching

Understanding the (not so) New Math

I will confess I am a social media junkie and like to participate on a daily basis.  I encourage our teachers to use twitter accounts to share classroom happenings and I put effort into keeping our Pleasantdale School twitter account and Facebook page up to date. I have always had an unwritten rule about social media, that… Continue reading Understanding the (not so) New Math

Digital learnng, Informal learning, Personal Learning Networks, social media, Twitter

January 2015 #pdale Teacher Twitter Challenge

  As many of you know when I was taking my master's degree I learned so many things that changed my entire philosophy of education.  Learning from people like Alec Couros and Dean Shareski opened my ideas to many ideas that I had never even thought of before.  My first experience in an open education course… Continue reading January 2015 #pdale Teacher Twitter Challenge

branding, Principals, social media

Tooting Our Own Horn

I finally received my copy of Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times, by Eric Sheninger. I am over 1/2 way through already taking advantage of a 2 hour drive to my son’s hockey game yesterday and some reading to my cell phone light on the way home. The book is very motivating and thought-provoking… Continue reading Tooting Our Own Horn