21 century learning, Personal Learning Networks

Teach Less, Learn More?

I was recently lamenting about August 1 coming and the end of summer fast approaching.  Now I am already racing into September and my mind is whirling with thoughts about how we can make this year the best year it can be.  I keep coming back in my mind to the idea of "Teach Less,… Continue reading Teach Less, Learn More?

Digital learnng, Technology Integration

Bold or Old?

  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?

Digital learnng, Uncategorized

Technology and theory-am I stuck?

My first thoughts on this topic were... "I am a constructivist of course."  Most of my learning beliefs are based on the constructivist theory.  Learning is  making connections to what we already know.  I learned this in some of the first teaching training courses that I took... start by finding out what they know and… Continue reading Technology and theory-am I stuck?

21 century learning, Blogging, on-line learning

Am I Learning New Technology or New Language?

According to our speaker last night, Stephen Downes,... what we are really needing are not 21st century skills necessarily, but 21st century languages.  Hmmm...that was some more food for thought for this already well fed brain.  Stephen went on to give a presentation that was full of somewhat complicated ideas and information.  One thought that… Continue reading Am I Learning New Technology or New Language?

21 century learning, Media Literacy

Copyright or copyleft?

Last week I blogged about my progress in ECI 831 and how I thought I was slowly getting a handle on some of the things that we were trying to do. That was last week... before I sat in on a class with Scott Leslie and Brian Lamb and their discussion on remixing education.  I… Continue reading Copyright or copyleft?

Uncategorized

Does filtering solve our problems?

Once again we had a very interesting ECI 831 class last night on the topic of understanding media literacy. I was a bit late getting back from teacher convention in Regina, but when I came in the topic of discussion was filtering or blocking websites at school.  This caught my attention immediately, because it was… Continue reading Does filtering solve our problems?

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How safe is too safe?

http://www.freedigitalphotos.net I recently started a blogging project with the grades 4/5 class in my school and  I was intent on protecting them and keeping them safe from the outside world.  I went to a lot of work to set up the site so all of their posts and comments run through my gmail account and… Continue reading How safe is too safe?

21 century learning, on-line learning, open eductation

Open Education, Are we ready or are we being left behind?

Once again, I walked away from my computer last Tuesday feeling full and over flowing with new ideas and information.  I can't help but sharing my experiences with my staff at school, especially my principal.  We are in close quarters, so she gets to hear it whether she wants to or not. I can't say… Continue reading Open Education, Are we ready or are we being left behind?