Let’s Keep it Together, Shall We?

Containing the chaos…isn’t that what we all want to do? I love this painting by Michael Lang because it is such a great visual of what this last year has felt like! Wait, that sounds very negative; however, it is … Continue reading

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MasteryPaths provide environments that accommodate learner variability, and foster learner-driven activities.

Traditionally, curriculum and course modules have consisted of a linear path that all students follow. This linear path to learning is especially true and prevalent in face-to-face lecture style classrooms, where all students are presented with the same content at the same time. Even online, many courses continue to follow a linear path where all […]

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Leveraging Canvas’ New Analytics Tools for Professors

I’ve been professoring online since 2018, primarily on Canvas LMS. However, I have to admit that I’ve ignored many of Canvas’ built-in tools. Three years in, it’s probably time to start leveraging Canvas’ LMS New Analytics tools to better serve my students. ISTE Standard for Educators 7: Analyst ISTE Standard for Educators #7 advocates for…

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Custom Tailored Tech

When I was working on my undergraduate degree, I, like everyone, had to take electives. As an English major, my

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Equilibrium (Find equal learning opportunities in Virtual reality )

Today the rapid development of science and technology, students are not obstructed by the classroom walls. Unrestrained access to knowledge from different parts of the world. The (VR) virtual reality and (AR) augmented reality, even further students learning experience. Make the abstract idea more tangible, and the scene that was far away and even disappeared […]

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Using Canvas Analytics to Support Student Success

Though online teaching/learning are hardly new concepts in education, the pandemic has necessitated a massive shift to online learning such that educators worldwide–at all levels–have had to engage with online learning in new, immersive ways.  Online learning can take many forms (synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid, hyflex, etc.), but regardless of the form, educators with access to …

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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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