Collaborative Professional Development as a Key to Sustainable Technology Integration

In a recent post, I explored the way faculty behavior—specifically in the form of modeling and collaboration in the classroom that enables students to co-construct knowledge—is a primary factor in connectivist learning. Here, I would like to address the subject of how an institution can … Continue readingCollaborative Professional Development as a Key to Sustainable Technology Integration

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Engaged conversations: text-based vs. verbal (Module 5, ISTE-CS 4)

For our last post on ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional development and program evaluation, we’re thinking about what technology rich professional learning looks like, in the ideal. In my own typical fashion, I am generalizing the population to “learners” before thinking about the specifics of professional development (PD) for teachers. Ideally, an online learning community looks like … Continue reading “Engaged conversations: text-based vs. verbal (Module 5, ISTE-CS 4)”

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Regional Teacher Professional Learning and Technology – Module 5

Involving Many Stakeholders Like some of my colleagues in the Digital Education Leadership M.Ed. Program at Seattle Pacific University, this quarter has led me to think more broadly about professional development for teachers and specifically professional development through technology. Much of the learning this quarter has been new and valuable to me as a first … Continue reading “Regional Teacher Professional Learning and Technology – Module 5”

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Individual Project Lesson: Modeling and Understanding Chemical Reactions in Middle School Science

This year, our middle school has taken part in an amazing opportunity to pilot a new, web-based science curriculum that incorporates digital simulations and hands-on learning experiences in an immersive learning environment. As a school, we are teaching the curriculum with as much fidelity as possible in order to be able to provide useful feedback … Continue reading “Individual Project Lesson: Modeling and Understanding Chemical Reactions in Middle School Science”

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Redefine Your Middle School Science Classroom with Blogging

Blogging as a practice shows great potential for students and teachers to redefine science classrooms. When implemented thoughtfully, blogs can empower students and expand the classroom through interactions with outside learning communities. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards call for 21st century science students to be creative communicators and global collaborators, and … Continue reading “Redefine Your Middle School Science Classroom with Blogging”

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Global Collaborators

For this weeks blog post I wanted to focus on ISTE Standard 7 Global Collaborator “Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally”. I …

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Blogging as Co-Emergent Learning Process

https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students References: Bates, A.W. (n.d.). Fundamental change in education. Teaching in a digital age. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/part/chapter-1-fundamental-change-in-education/ Berger, P. (2010). Student inquiry and web 2.0. School library monthly, 26(5), 14-17. Boyd, P. (2013). Blogging in the classroom: Using technologies to promote learner-centered pedagogies. The researcher: … Continue readingBlogging as Co-Emergent Learning Process

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Digital Storytelling and Creative Communication: Does One Help Develop the Other?

Alan Alda, from M*A*S*H*, knows how to tell a story.  In one of his presentations, he asks a young woman to the stage.  Alda then asks the young woman to carry an empty glass across the stage.  She stares at the him awkwardly and does it without much fanfare. Alda then walks to her with … Continue reading Digital Storytelling and Creative Communication: Does One Help Develop the Other?

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Teaching Visual Literacy through Infographics

One of the most exciting ISTE Student Standards is #6, Creative Communicator. I believe that the goal of any educator, whether in the classroom with students or supporting learning via a coaching role, is to assist students in becoming independent critical thinkers who can clearly express themselves. For this week’s project, I chose to focus […]

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