"The more I thought about Star Wars, the more I realized that it’s the mentors who define the saga more than the heroes."
No matter your learning management system, or whether you are Google, Microsoft, or still using your flash drive, it’s important to have tricks to stay organized.
These are updates I want and have asked for; they will actually lead to more effective and powerful use of forms in my practice.
At the end of the unit, my students complete a self-assessment and reflection. They answer a number of questions about their work and grade themselves.
What if our schools were as exciting as #ISTE? What if our students learned in schools like I do even when #notatISTE?
I’m concerned and frustrated because too often, these paid resources promote mindless duplication of a stock resource that’s not easily adaptable in meaningful ways.
One of my big teaching initiatives for 2017 has been to help students understand more about their learning and progress.
Even when our reality is dark and dreary, or when our schools are overwhelmed by super-villain-like mandates, we can find an escape.
See the icons in the logo image above? The pants, leaf, megaphone, light bulb, apple, and stethoscope? I drew them with Google’s newAutoDrawtool.
How do we balance the world of grading and standards with a culture of risk taking, innovation, and intellectual failure?
I love it when a well planned lesson helps my seventy students learn and grow; that is when I see a return on my investment in planning and instructional design.
How do you make the choice between paper and digital in your classroom? When is paper most appropriate?
I’m a big proponent of free edtech; as a classroom teacher I don’t have money to spend and it’s hard to get the wheels of district bureaucracy turning for new purchases.