Deeper Learning for All!

This week we continued our reading into the new pedagogy in Rich Seam.  This chapter, in particular, focused on the 6 C’s; which is the 4 C’s of the 21st Century Skills with the addition of character education and citizenship.  The 6 C’s are: Character Education Citizenship Communication Critical Thinking Collaboration Creativity Originally I thought…

Choose Your Own…Framework

What is a framework?  According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a framework is a basic conceptual structure (of ideas).  It reminded me of a foundation of a house – it’s the basis of the home.  This week, the reading was about multiple frameworks regarding technology integration.  We looked at a few different frameworks: TPACK, Tech Integration…

Design a Powerpoint Upgrade

Before The parents association at my school asked if I could do a presentation on using Seesaw.  Seesaw is the online journal application that we’re using for student’s digital portfolios as well as way to communicate with parents. The association invited parents to come for a coffee morning where I could present in a smaller…

A Design with Parents in Mind

It took a long time for me to create this infographic because 1) I am a slight perfectionist and sometimes get lost in the black holes of details and 2) I really wanted it to be something that would be useful in my work.  I could easily have picked something like learner profiles that would…

Collaboration over Competition

My first lesson of the year is always a lesson on reviewing the “rules” of using an iPad to the K-2 students.  This year, I created a kahoots game to review the rules.  The kids loved playing the game but had a hard time signing in and were getting upset over getting the wrong answers…

Blog Design 2.0

Basic and Boring One Blogger’s Attempt at Reflecting and Redesigning I know, I know, you don’t have to tell me.  My first blog was an example of the two B’s: basic and boring.  I guess if I want to be kinder to myself, it could be seen as plain and simple. If I was a…