When I read their rough drafts I had to take a break.
Skype and I have been faithful friends for the past 16 years, ever since I moved to America, but our relationship really deepened 5 years ago when I brought it into the classroom.
What started as a summer night’s conversation and a “What if…” moment spoken aloud, has turned into a global event that somehow grows, changes, adapts, yet perseveres year after year.
We are looking for K, 1st, or 2nd grade classes to view some of these performances and rate them using a form posted right below the video.
Much like any great educational idea, this idea of personalized learning seems to have become twisted into something it is not.
Pledge to try something different, doesn’t have to be a big thing; find a way to incorporate a technology tool you already use in a new way, change a project, or try something completely new.
Throughout this project we have been able to successfully marry tech tools with writing, as well as using Skype, Twitter and other interactive tools.
How often does our own lack of knowledge of a tech tool (or anything for that matter) prompt us into saying no, rather than yes?
Voxer is not just for collaborating, it is for connecting, and those connections are changing my life.
One of my biggest “crazy ideas” I knew I wanted to try when I switched from the elementary classroom to the middle school was to continue blogging with students.
My students had done halfway through the quarter reflections and some of them had really missed the mark on their own engagement and work quality.
In honor of Connected Educator month, (which is a strange month anyway because aren’t we always connected?), I think it is time to discuss the downfalls.
This year with a new grade level and a new subject and only 45 minutes, there has not been a dull moment yet.
I always have a great time speaking to the amazing educators, hosts, and just generally nice people that invite me on their shows.