Which LMS is best?

ISTE Coaching Standard 3: Digital Age Learning Environments Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. To address this coaching standard, I have explored ways to model effective classroom management procedures for a technology-rich learning environment as well as coach and model the use of online … [Read more…]

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EDTC 6104: ISTE Coaching Standard 3 a & c – Digital Age Learning Environments

ISTE Coaching Standard 3 provides seven benchmarks for creating and supporting effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. My focus is on benchmarks a & c:

a. Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools

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Professional Development: Small Steps & Giant Leaps

NASA and Mars Exploration On July 20, 2016, US scientists celebrated the 40th anniversary of reaching the surface of Mars with Viking I.  Forty years later, a new generation of scientists and engineers are up to their elbows in development and planning for an even bigger vision.  NASA has plans to have astronauts orbiting Mars […]

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Classroom Management and Technology

My Triggering Question: Is there a resource that I can use and share that helps teachers learn and adopt successful digital classroom management practices? I began this week posing the question above. I was in search of a single resource that I could use and share with colleagues that helped teacher with classroom management whenRead More

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ISTE Coaching Standard 3 – Flipped Professional Development

Module 1 – Digital Learning Environments This quarter we are diving into digital learning environments which is an area that I am especially interested in.  I’m excited to see what everyone researches this summer in this area.  For our first module, we are focused on: ISTE Coaching Standard 3 – “Technology coaches create and support …

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Professional Development that creates collaborative digital environments while addressing content curriculum

While changes in schools happen slowly, professional development for teachers is being transformed through technology.  Gone are the prescribed agendas with approved district topics or mandates, replaced with teacher choice and voice. Teachers have been complaining about how professional development doesn’t benefit them in the classroom consequently, doesn’t even support them in their current work.… Continue Reading Professional Development that creates collaborative digital environments while addressing content curriculum

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Module 1 EDTC 6104: Engagement is Important, but Mindfulness is more in Teacher Professional Development

  “Blinkers, sometimes known as blinders, are a piece of horse tack that prevent the horse seeing to the rear and, in some cases, to the side.  Many racehorse trainers believe these keep horses focused on what is in front, encouraging them to pay attention to the race rather than other distractions, such as crowds. […]

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Redesigning Classroom Management Practices in a Digital Environment

Overview: At the start of next year my district will be fully 1:1 with Chromebooks.  This means that all students above sixth grade will be assigned a Chromebook which they take to and from school during the school year and elementary level students will have access to Chromebooks during the school day.  While this increase in […]

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