Amin Saberi and Anne Trumbore recently talked with Vicki Davis on episode #67 of Every Classroom Matters about encouraging creativity. Only 17% of creatives felt a teacher had taught them to be creative. As our economy moves away from the industrial workforce, into the information age and beyond, the question arises, “How does one teach creativity”? Well, […]
Reinventing Writing: Keynoting the Free Online Conference “Reinventing the Classroom” on April 30.
9 ways writing has been reinvented and the new things we should be teaching students because of them.
David Menasche , author of The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons, didn’t sit at home when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. When he was no longer able to teach due to the cancer and blindness, he travelled around the country to see his students and he truly got […]
Jerry Blumengarten @cybraryman1 talks with Vicki Davis about using technology in the classrooms. He asserts he would connect students with any technological tool he could, and finds embedding technology in learning is important to today’s teachers. He talks about the Genius Hour, the flipped classroom, and the maker movement. Despite being a retired educator, Jerry never […]
Today I’ll meet my students at the school at 8:15 am to set up the Bocce Ball courts. By 10 am, the courts will be full of Special Olympians rolling Bocce Balls and yelling in triumph at their accomplishments. The orange-clad referees will work to serve, encourage, measure, and officiate the games. It is a […]
Yesterday after school I earned my dumpster diver 101 merit badge as a senior and I went through the school’s trash looking for an unmarked photo cd that had been accidentally tossed. (They may doubt my sanity but they can’t doubt my love.) After it was found I drove home quickly to take a hot bath. (I […]
Richard Wells @ipadwells gives a masterful explanation of the SAMR model of technology integration. He is from New Zealand but his charts on the SAMR model have spread worldwide. All technology integration is NOT the same. Having tablets in a classroom doesn’t make the classroom any better than if Einstein sat in the corner. It […]
I love this conversation with A.J. Juliani @ajjuliani (Tech Coordinator) with his teachers Rosie Esposito @djesposito and Steve Mogg @stevenjmogg and from Wissahickon High School, Pennsylvania. It is consistently a top school and their pattern of innovation shows why. Who will want to listen to this show? If you want to understand how to promote innovative practices and […]
Canva is a tool to create infographics, social media graphics, and more. If you need to gain traffic, you need a graphic. Canva is to graphic design what the Keurig coffee maker is to drinking coffee. It is free, but they make money by having stock images you can buy for $1 a piece if you […]
I’m rushing around right now after Spring Break and teaching 6 classes. Yep, I said 6. It is a struggle to keep things together, but I thought you might want to take a glance at 7 things that may interest you including national Poetry month, some Google Forms, and an interesting discussion on the privacy […]