Professional Development

Blogging With Students

“It’s every teacher’s dream. Students are no longer writing for a grade or for their teacher. Instead, they are writing for their peers and generating their own topics. Can this really be possible?”

Purpose, Content, Agency

For thirty-one years, I taught in a public, rural PK-8 elementary school. Past or present, first grade or eighth grade, my goal has always been for students to own and create their own learning. Together, we created the environment and…

Thoughtful Thursdays 2

Another week is almost gone for the Reflective Writing Club of  #CCCWrite from @ONE.   I’ve not read all the posts, but have learned so much from the sharing of our two prompts so far: Week 2: Discuss the role that attending conferences…

Conference Conundrum

Conferences Pre-2009 The topic for #CCCWrite from @ONE is conferences. Discuss the role that attending conferences plays in your professional learning Reflect on one valuable conference experience you had and discuss why you found it valuable. Let us know what…

#CCCTwitterReally

Twitter, Really webinar by the ONE team explained the ways and whys of a Twitter user — how tweeting, retweeting, following hashtags, and replying connect the user to others in a reciprocal relationship of connected learning. I’ve written about Twitter…

Let’s Talk Blog Images

Images, Copyright, and Fair Use Images bring your blog post to life– it adds information and interest. But we can’t just reach up into the clouds and grab a colorful image. The images we choose and use must be those…

Blogging With Students

Classroom Blogging A few teachers have wondered about starting class blogs and student blogs. Blogging is writing — it’s thinking and communicating ideas; it can be a place to share daily or used as a portfolio or both. It meets…

CLmooc Animation

Connected Learning Making Open Online Collaboration [CLmooc] provides options for all participants [you’re invited] to learn and play together around the concepts of connection, communication, and collaboration, whether online or with technology or through the mail, as in postcards. To…