Fundamental Elements of Digital K-12 Science Instructional Materials

Digital instructional materials start to make more sense for K-12 schools as states and districts align science education practices with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and prepare students for 21st century science and engineering jobs. In an effort to orient families, teachers, administrators and curriculum designers to the work, I’ve gathered some evaluation  tools … Continue reading “Fundamental Elements of Digital K-12 Science Instructional Materials”

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Engaging the Community: Using Technology in Primary Literacy Group

Introduction and Reflection   For this quarter’s final project for my Digital Education Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University, we were asked to engage the digital community by preparing a presentation for a digital education conference.  We have submitted our proposal for the NCCE conference in Seattle in February 2019. While we haven’t yet heard […]

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Developing Professional Development as Part of the Community Engagement Project.

The community engagement project challenges students to create a professional development session to be presented at a conference of the student’s choosing.  As part of building effective digital age environments, as prescribed by the ISTE Standards for Coaches #3, I chose to create an interactive session that focused on active learning and digital collaboration tools … Continue reading Developing Professional Development as Part of the Community Engagement Project.

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Troubleshooting and global collaboration in digital age STEM learning environments

To develop positive, productive and collaborative digital age STEM learning environments, educators can help students develop troubleshooting skills and provide opportunities for them to share their ideas with their peers and with communities outside of the classroom. Creative problem solving can help students with everyday tasks in the tech-enhanced classroom, and will also foster a … Continue reading “Troubleshooting and global collaboration in digital age STEM learning environments”

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Using literature to teach students that taking risks, making mistakes, and persevering are key to success in today’s digital world

The Importance of Troubleshooting   Those of us who have ever used technology, especially those of us who rely on technology heavily in our daily lives, can recall a time (or 20 times) when the technology just didn’t work. Perhaps we knew the reason and could quickly troubleshoot the issue, perhaps we knew the issue […]

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Remind App for Parent-Teacher Communication

A key component in the success of our students is recruiting parents as allies in the learning process. For my exploration of ISTE Coaching Standard 3G, I wanted to learn more about the most effective digital tools for communication with students and parents. The standard asks teachers to “Use digital communication and collaboration tools to […]

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Twitter as a Tool for Personalized Professional Development

Introduction Professional Development (PD)  has changed drastically in the relatively short amount of time that I have been a teacher. PD no longer has to constitute a one-size-fits-all lecture model. Thanks to technology, teachers are empowered to take control of their learning. One of the most popular tools for teachers to communicate and collaborate in […]

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The Connection between Digital Competence and Problem-Solving

The word “troubleshooting” most often invokes images involving a conversation with the IT department, a progression of actions guided by the technician and performed by the user, and ending with a resolution in which the user’s original knowledge of technology has not been augmented. Unfortunately this is a all too common scenario. The user defaults … Continue reading The Connection between Digital Competence and Problem-Solving

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