Our school staff has reason to be grateful when it comes to available technology in our school and to our access to bandwidth. Our school division does put both as a priority for student learning. Even though we have many devices and we have the bandwidth to provide us access, a lot of what we… Continue reading No More Excuses
I have been doing a lot of thinking this week about teaching practices and how we often underestimate the abilities of our students when we do not allow them to have a strong voice and a lot of choices when it comes to their learning. I spent my Saturday yesterday with a group of students… Continue reading Taking the Step Back
The title of this blog post is a reaction to a very interesting and motivating chat I was part of this morning. I drag my butt out of bed every Saturday morning before 7:30, throw some coffee on and join #leadupchat because I am so inspired by the conversation and the people who gather there.… Continue reading How Do I KNOW?
This week I am preparing for a job interview and have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks reflecting on my school, my staff and the things that have been accomplished in the short time I have been in the building. I am not saying that I have accomplished these things, because… Continue reading Bold or Old?
I have had a few exciting things happen lately and I am not sure where to start. First and foremost, I am finished my Master's Degree. I can't decide how I should feel about it. Should I be so relieved that I am jumping up and down, should I be proud of such a big… Continue reading Finished and Reflecting
I don't know how many times I have posted my frustrations this year about my inability to motivate and encourage my staff to try to integrate more technology into the classrooms in this school. I have tried a few things, but it took a presentation at a staff meeting that ended with feelings of frustration… Continue reading Have I had an “ah ha” moment?
I pondered what direction to take my on-line PD for ECI 831. I had already done one post a few weeks ago after watching a presentation on media literacy by Michael Wesch and was looking for a different direction. Earlier this week I was involved in a few conversations about the new RTI, Response to… Continue reading Master teacher or master learner?
It seems like every week I get fixated on some topic and it seems to pop up everywhere. This week it was games. It started on Tuesday when our staff was having a math lunch. We try and meet once every month or two and watch some of the Math Makes Sense Video series and… Continue reading Is playing games a waste of time?
I seem to be talking about technology no matter where I go these days. Last night I was lucky enough to get an invitation to the Farmer's Appreciation Night sponsored by the Estevan Board of Commerce and Tourism. It was an excellent roast beef supper followed by a speaker and ending with entertainment by a… Continue reading Can we make learning authentic?
When I finished reading, The Song Remains the Same: Looking Back to the Future of Educational Technology by Punya Mishra, Matthew J Koehler, Kristen Kereluik. TechTrends. Washington: Sep/Oct 2009. Vol. 53, Iss. 5; p. 48, for an assignment for my ECI 832 class, I couldn't help but think this was a conversation we have all… Continue reading Can we rewrite the educational song?