I have learned so many things since becoming a school administrator 8 years ago. One of the most important lessons that I have learned is to respect the reality that teachers are all at different places in developing their craft. They are certainly at a different comfort level with using technology and with reaching out… Continue reading What is Innovation Anyway?
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?
I don't know whether I am having a sensitive week or not, but I am starting to take offense to some of the blogs I am reading that imply because I am old, I am not tech savvy or willing to learn to be. Now I would not describe myself as tech savvy, but technology… Continue reading Am I out, because I am old?
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?
I spent a great deal of today playing in the digital sandbox. I was trying to find a music video remix appropriate to show to middle years students-I now realize that is almost an impossible task! As I was waiting for music videos to load on my computer I took the opportunity to read an… Continue reading Digital Booktalks-Do they motivate reluctant readers?
On Saturday I decided to work on ECI 832, but block 4 was not posted yet. It all worked out, because I took the opportunity to start my on-line professional development. One of my favorite things to is surf the web and stop wherever something catches my eye. I rarely get time to do this,… Continue reading Are we powering up?
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?