Blog: 2014

Top 10 Things That Inspired Us On Our #SAMISTIC Adventure

December 22, 2014
The DigitalJLearning Network (DJLN) and The Samis Foundation pulled together a cohort of 18 educators, two teacher-leaders and one administrator from each of the six Jewish day schools in Seattle, and took us on a two-day trip to Los Angeles.
Agile Teaching, Blended Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Digital Literacy, EdTech, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Samis

A Tale of Two Laptop Policies

December 08, 2014
Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Netiquette, Samis

Watch Our Latest Video Featuring The Epstein School

September 16, 2014
In our latest video, we feature the fantastic online and blended learning happening at The Epstein School. Take a look at what makes Epstein so successful at using blended learning to reach their educational goals and learn what it takes to do the same.
Blended Learning, Digital Learning, School Spotlight

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

From Flipped Classrooms to Flipped Learning: Advancing the quality and value of our flipped learning

August 13, 2014
This past June, I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) for the first time, thanks to the generous support of the Digital Jewish Learning Network (DJLN) and the AVICHAI Foundation.
Flipped Classroom, Flipped Learning, 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

The Key to Quality Blended Learning? Ongoing Professional Learning

July 31, 2014
Attending ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, GA was an extraordinary learning experience and I am grateful that I was able to be part of it. We were exposed to so many incredible ideas and inspiring educators from across the country.
Professional Development, Alan November, Blended Learning, Graphite, Common Sense Media, ISTE 2014 Reflection, ISTE14, DJLN at ISTE

Blending Math Class With Student Buy-In

July 29, 2014
The single most important thing I came away with from the conference and the DigitialJLearning sessions is the daunting but real understanding that my role in the classroom needs to change.
Catchup Math, STEM, Math, Blended Learning, Differentiated Instruction, ISTE 2014 Reflection, DJLN at ISTE, Agile Teaching, ISTE14

Taking EdTech One Step at a Time

July 24, 2014
The ISTE Conference was an amazing and eye-opening experience for me. I am a change-of-career teacher. Coming to the profession late in the game, I assumed that I would teach math the way I learned math with pencils and textbooks and that's about it.
EdTech, Math, STEM, Blended Learning, DJLN at ISTE, ISTE 2014 Reflection, ISTE14

Using Flipped Learning to Foster Deeper Learning

July 22, 2014
I quickly discovered that one never knows from where a useful nugget of information will come. I learned from new acquaintances while waiting for a presentation to begin and from old acquaintances with whom I rarely have time to discuss innovation...
ISTE14, Flipped Classroom, DJLN at ISTE, ISTE 2014 Reflection, Blended Learning