Keyword ~ King (S.E.O. encourages teachers to participate in local and global learning networks?)

Email, social media, RSS feeds, and blogs are all commonly used tools and digital platforms. As an educator, we also use these tools to establish and participate in some learning networks related to my profession. But when you produce this information, you may ask yourself questions. How to let more people see the content you […]

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How a Grumpy Professor Developed a PLN

Question of the Week ISTE Standard for Educators 1C challenges professors to “Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.” But what if networking is not our forte, offline or online? What if we don’t quite understand how to get engaged on social media? Is that a requirement for…

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Research on digital tools for the World Language classroom

Since I began teaching in 2002, I have seen spurts of enthusiasm guide the adoption of new teaching tools and materials, many of which soon become abandoned. Innovation and experimentation have permeated the teaching profession for centuries. This was true from the beginning of formal education in the United States when Horace Mann saw uncharted […]

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Teachers & TikTok, I Have Questions

My principal loves Twitter, and frequently lauds it as one of the best places to access professional development. This endorsement led me to approach social media as a professional development tool with an open mind, and I find that I return most frequently to TikTok. But social media app like

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Resilient pedagogy: The professional development opportunity educators need now more than ever

Resilient pedagogy is an emerging instructional philosophy with extremely timely implications for this current moment in education and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Though facets of resilient pedagogy have long been practiced by educators in the form of classroom differentiation, and though other frameworks like Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Transparency in …

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Distance Collaboration

The unique stressors and situations educators faced this year resulted in a rapid culling of digital collaboration tools, leaving only the best tools in use among each collaborative group. Her are some of them.

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Displaying Cultural Literacies in Canvas LMS

The Problem – My Assignment Fell Flat! All of us professors have had it happen. We work hours and hours to create The Perfect Assignment™. We pour in our anxious hearts and troubled souls, doing our best to enrich students’ lives. Instead of enraptured students’ insights, we hear crickets. What went wrong? What happens sometimes…

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CREATING A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN CANVAS

I have used CANVAS as a student in several college classes, but I have not used it as a teacher in a Spanish high school class. This school year, when teachers had to teach remotely, the school district where I worked adopted CANVAS as the one and only LMS. Before the pandemic, each teacher was […]

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Do we need another collaborating tool?

Once again, while looking into the details of an online tool that educators can use, I am faced with the limitations rather than its possible benefits. I don’t usually try to be cynical about anything; however, with everything on teacher’s … Continue reading

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