Professional Development

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…

CLmooc Thursday Thoughts

Thanks to everyone in #clmooc for making it still great. Charlene Doland, Lauren Zucker, Ron Leunissen, Susan Watson, Helen DeWaard,Kevin Hodgson, Sarah Honeychurch, Kim Douillard. This Make Cycle 3 is Doodling, with a Twitter Chat todayThursday, August 3 at 7p ET/4p PT/11pm UTC with the…

notatiste17 June 24 Passion

What I love about blogging and tweeting in education is the connections and learning and support. We, as connected educators, know the importance of connecting kindly to learn together to better the world. I wasn’t going to #notatiste17 this year, but…

#clmooc Reflection Open and Not

CLmooc is awesome! I am so thankful for another opportunity to learn and grow and share with others who look forward to the possible, however adjacent it may be. Reflection: Some things were different and disappointing, but mostly CLmooc helped…

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…

Google Education Groups

There’s an exciting thing in the Google World — Google Educator Groups [GEG ] in each state. We’ve even got one in Washington State: GEG WA   I just watched the recording of our first virtual meetup, hosted by +Justin…

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…