Frost Madness

As I sit in my office on campus for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is ironic to re-evaluate my Robert Frost poetry unit and create one that allows students to increase their digital literacy … Continue reading

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Teaching ISTE standards and 21st century skills through scholastic journalism

The American Press Institute defines journalism as “the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities.” A school newspaper can be the product of a combination of project-based learning from classrooms and school groups. It could inform the school, families, the community and the world […]

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Getting over Grading

High school teachers need to define their grading criteria before the course starts. Grading is explained in the syllabus, presented to students, and shared with parents in the first week of classes. Determining what and how learning will be assessed are the first steps in the backwards design process described in Understanding by Design (2005). […]

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Studying Stonehenge & Preparing Students for the Future

For SPU’s Digital Ed Leadership Program elective course, EDCT 5605 Inquiry-based Learning, the module 1 investigation question is: What is inquiry-based learning? Why should you do it? Using the ISTE Student Standards as a framework for further inquiry, my guiding question is: How can inquiry-based learning prepare students for the future? When my son was […]

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