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Down Time

Where are you in the recess challenge? Scholastic writes a great review of issues and a history. Before a decision is made, see this NPR program on recess and the brain. As a teacher, I see how breaks in the…

#clmooc unflattening

Mom had an old book of puzzles. I loved it. These were my favorite; simple sketches that suggested something. What do you think the above image is? Unflattening the world has been part of my life – my mom could…

#clmooc Puzzling

@cogdog @dogtrax @telliowkuwp @Bali_Maha @NomadWarMachine Challenge: using photo as prompt write blog post #clmooc pic.twitter.com/wz31nZS8ZL — Simon Ensor (@sensor63) July 19, 2015 Puzzles are systems, as Steve Wheeler explains in his blog about the above picture sent to him by…

Refresh and #C4C15

  Refreshing this blog after stumbling on the fact that one of my PLN friends, Matthew Brewer, is a Teacher of the Year for Washington State! That’s awesome!  But what’s more important is what that means: it means he has…

#DigiLit Sunday Differentiation

DigiLit Sunday is a Sunday post on literacy, an invitation by Margaret Simon, to share literacy strategies and tools for the classroom. This week’s list of bloggers: Sunday, September 28, 2014.   How do I differentiate reading materials so students can approach…

#DigiLit Sunday Assessing Blogs

How do you assess blogs? What is your purpose? That is the question. DigiLit Sunday is a Sunday post on literacy, an invitation by Margaret Simon, to share literacy strategies and tools for the classroom. This week’s list of bloggers: Sunday, September…

#DigiLit Sunday Blogging Challenge

  It’s Sunday!  DigiLit Sunday is a Sunday post on literacy, an invitation by Margaret Simon, to share literacy strategies and tools for the classroom. This week’s list of bloggers: Click here. This week: Get started or restarted with  class blogging…

Maker MIndset #clmooc #teachdonow

Jackie Gerstein at UsergeneratedEducation pushes us constantly to think through the educational mandates and silver bullets to focus on students and their learning. What will best guide students to become thinking, caring, productive persons? The first thirty-eight slides of her presentation…

#clmooc Light Connections

   What could we do for Light? How about neon poetry?  Ask, and the challenge is accepted . That is the spirit of #clmooc    Here is our finished collaboration with poets Sheri Edwards Kevin Hodgson Susan Watson Terry Elliott…

#clmooc #middleschool Inspiration

  Inspiration is all around. One place is #clmooc. That is a Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration. I was involved as a participant and as part of the support team. Read about my #clmooc experience and learn about Connected Learning. It really isn’t anything…