4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating

This post was originally published on Edudemic you can click here to view the original. When was the last time your students said “Wow, that worksheet changed my life”?  Can you even remember a similar cookie cutter classroom activity or assignment from your days as a student? Yet they were a popular tool because they were structured … Continue reading 4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating

Beware Ye Smashing Archetypes…

I have dedicated a fair amount of my life to redefining  the experience in my classroom over the past 3 years.  I still have a lot to do but I am proud of  how far I have come.  I count the following among my successes. -Students are far more central to class activities than they … Continue reading Beware Ye Smashing Archetypes…

From Smoke Signals to Tweets: How The Evolution Of Communication Is Changing Your Classroom

This post was a collaboration with EdTechTeacher’s Beth Holland as a post for Edudemic. See the original posting here.  From quill and ink, to slate and chalk, to pencil and paper, to typewriter, to computer, to iPad…. each evolution of technology has allowed students to make their thinking visual, articulate their ideas, demonstrate their understanding of concepts … Continue reading From Smoke Signals to Tweets: How The Evolution Of Communication Is Changing Your Classroom

Why? An Analogy for Tech in Education

It would be an understatement to say that I have been obsessing about technology lately.  While that has been true in general for the last few years, it has been more so since I left #edcampss. My friend and PLN collaborator Greg Kulowiec  ( http://www.kulowiectech.blogspot.com/ ) posed the question "Why are we trying to go 1:1 in … Continue reading Why? An Analogy for Tech in Education