Creating Digital Lessons for Virtual Learning

From the Beginning… For many of us that have been thrust into virtual learning, we have had little, if any experience with online teaching and even less preparation. Due to unfortunate timing, our campus only gave us one day to “prepare”.  I write that in quotations as preparation was really just giving us time to…

Virtual Learning

One School’s Journey toward Online Learning Amid a Pandemic Scare  I started this blog post a few weeks ago… before virtual learning became a phrase that has dominated my personal and professional conversations.  Here is a look at one school’s journey towards virtual learning amid a pandemic scare.    What started as an adventurous week-long trip to India for…

Methods for Deeper Learning Madness

This week we look at different ways deep learning could look like and how they could be implemented.  Using augmented reality, project-based learning, design thinking, game design, and challenge-based learning are all effective methods for deeper learning.  A lot of the methods and articles were geared with older children but I think they can be…

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…