Student Directed Learning

So Many Schools, So Little Time: The Power of Site Visits

Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Samis, Site Visit, STEM, Student Directed Learning, Tales from the Road

Inspired by ISTE to Use Student Voices in Design Thinking

August 25, 2014
One of my favorite toys growing up was a Mr. Potato Head doll. So when Chris Walsh, in the session on The Power of Do at the 2014 ISTE conference, asked for volunteers to play with the original Mr. Potato Head, my hand quickly shot up.
Student Engagement, Student Voice, Student Directed Learning, Design Thinking, DJLN at ISTE, ISTE 2014 Reflection, ISTE14

It's Not About the Technology

August 07, 2014
"It's not about the technology." Music to my ears! I heard this phrase used over and over at the ISTE conference and I couldn't agree more.
Learning Goals, Project-Based Learning, Student Directed Learning, DJLN at ISTE, ISTE 2014 Reflection, ISTE14

Using Blended Learning to Maximize Classroom Time

February 12, 2014
Among the different challenges I face as a teacher, the challenge of maximizing learning and teaching is among the most crucial. I usually feel that I do not have enough time with my students and I have so much that I want to achieve (sound familiar?).
Blended Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Rotation Model, Flipped Classroom, Student Directed Learning, Student Engagement

It’s All About Asking the Right Questions

November 05, 2013
It’s not often that something I hear in a presentation or panel discussion makes me want to stand on my chair applauding and shouting “Bravo!”
Blended Learning, Student Directed Learning, Student Engagement, iNacol, Educational Technology, Technology Planning, Assessment

There’s No “I” in “Expert”

October 07, 2013
I remember my early days as a newly “minted” classroom teacher. As I planned the first lessons for my elementary students, I was a bit overwhelmed. 30 students, six subjects (including PE) and a year’s worth of knowledge I was charged with...
Student Directed Learning, lesson planning, Blended Learning, Technology Planning

If You Have to Ask, You May Be in The Wrong Business

July 01, 2013
I’ve worked in and with education for most of my life – I’ll spare myself the trauma of writing just how many years. A good portion of that time has been spent in the “ed-tech” realm, helping educators integrate technology with instruction,...
ISTE, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, school change, Student Directed Learning