Coalesced Connections at #etmooc

Overwhelmed. Learning. Connecting. Contributing. Moving forward. However, Ben Wilkoff reminds us that: Please join this vialogue with Ben’s vlog, “Mutually Beneficial Friction: How We Stop Skimming The Surface Of Ideas” which includes an excerpt from Rodd Lucier’s socialcam post, “Like Spokes…

Live Learning

I can’t help it. I’m curious. I wonder a lot. My students giggle when something strikes me as interesting and I MUST discover more. I know it takes time, and that we don’t learn because some one wants us to;…

Inspiration, Innovation, Interaction

Inspired by the innovation of my personal learning network, I choose to continue that interaction that inspires each one of us to become better in some way. Like snowflakes melting and merging into a sparkling clear spear of ice, ready…

Edublog Nominations

Awards? What’s good about awards these days? For Edublogs Eddies, it’s a chance for me to thank the educators who been an inspiration or model for me. Every year since 2004, the Edublog community has sponsored these awards. It was…

Genius: It Takes Time

Why? – Why spend time doing genius hour with your students? Why is it important?A member of my PLN and a friend, Denise Krebs, introduced me to Genius Hour: a time when students find their genius through projects of interest…

You’re Awesome !

What an awesome assembly! Gene Tagaban, an inspirational Native American storyteller and performer, presented our students and staff wtih an “awesome” assembly.  The students and staff loved it. He brought meaning to the word “awesome!” Mr. Tagaban told stories to…

Antarctica 5

What is this? Another interesting creature that can survive the cold: waterbears ! Videos (follow the link) Facts and Videos Facts and Videos Read the info, and let us know: what are three interesting facts about waterbears in the cold…

Antarctica 4

How do the organisms survive, and how do the scientists study them? I the previous post, Jeff Bowman explains how in the petals of the Frost Flower, life can survive in the Arctic ( Science Article and Diigo Notes —…