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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Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development

Well it is winter quarter in my master’s program at Seattle Pacific University and we are focusing on ISTE Coaching Standard 5: Professional learning Facilitator Coaches plan, provide and evaluate the impact of professional learning for educators and leaders to … Continue reading

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Module 5: Designing Meaningful PD for Teachers – What’s Out There?

Designing Meaningful PD for Teachers – What’s Out There? by James Bettis From my interpretation of the standards,  ISTE 5 is about how teachers model lifelong learning and engage in learning to benefit their school or community through the use of digital tools. I wanted  to find what districts might do to craft the best … Continue reading “Module 5: Designing Meaningful PD for Teachers – What’s Out There?”

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Surfing the Wave: Keeping Abreast of the Digital Ed Field in ISTE 5

Riding the Wave This week’s question for EDTC 6103 was pretty straightforward. Given ISTE standard 5, I wanted to focus in on indicator C, which called for teachers to “evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in … Continue reading “Surfing the Wave: Keeping Abreast of the Digital Ed Field in ISTE 5”

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Module 5: Students as Creative Communicators and Contributors

My last blog post about the ISTE Standards for Students I had to choose to reflect on Standard 6 Creative Communicator or Standard 7 Global Collaborator. What a tough choice! Both standards are of course extremely important and given the time I would post about each, but with the time constraints and our quarter winding … Continue reading “Module 5: Students as Creative Communicators and Contributors”

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Module 4: Computational Thinker and Mindful Teacher

Once again in investigating computational thinking and ISTE standard for students number 5, I was surprised at just how many different directions I could have gone in the search for answers on computational thinking. I was hoping to find some ways to integrate computational thinking into my classroom practice in order to build on the … Continue reading “Module 4: Computational Thinker and Mindful Teacher”

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I, Robot – or at least thinking like one: ISTE Standard #5 “Computational Thinking”

“Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.” ISTE Standard 5, indicator 5a (2016) “This kind of thinking [computational thinking] will part of the skill set of not only other scientists, but of everyone else…computational thinking is tomorrow’s reality.” Jeanette M. … Continue reading “I, Robot – or at least thinking like one: ISTE Standard #5 “Computational Thinking””

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