Reflection

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…

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 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…

#clmooc #f5f Stories and Spaces

#f5f #Find Five Friday Cycle 5: Unseen Stories and Invisible Spaces   Powerful questions and discourse occurred with this make, thanks, to KQED and Nick Sousanis, [video] who both helped us step back and step aside to discover perspectives, problems, and possibilities in our virtual and physical spaces, inspiring the need for open and inviting spaces for all our stories, and to protect the opportunities to develop and maintain OUR public spaces.   What five ideas, issues, possibilities  did you uncover  when you stepped aside  from your perspective?   Here are mine to remember: Kevin: But if the Internet is a public domain, or if it should be,…

#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…

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…

DigiLit Sunday #clmooc Writing

  DigiLit 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 I’m rethinking the writing process and tools. Prior to digital tools, students would…

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…