5 Steps To A Connected Classroom

One of my absolute favorite things to talk about is the power of global collaboration –┬áboth for teachers and for students. It’s amazing what you can learn when you start connecting yourself (and your class) to others around the world. So I’m really looking forward to hosting my next Eduro Learning Facebook Live session this…

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Getting Out of the Filter Bubble: Finding “The Real You” Online

I recently had a great (and timely) conversation with one of the counselors from International School Manila at the EARCOS Teacher’s Conference in Kota Kinnabalu, Malaysia (check out all the resources from all of my sessions here). She said: “I wish there was a way to help students recognize what their online profile looks like…

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Setting the Standard

One of the requests I hear from teachers regularly is that they would like specific outcomes for student learning with technology – basically what students need to know at each grade level. Often they are keen to use technology in their classrooms, but they’re just not sure what the expectations should be, and what they…

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Moving #beyondlaptops…

Last week was a busy one at YIS. We had our first Digital Citizenship Week, with tons of great learning and reflection opportunities for our middle school students (more to come on this later), two meetings (Tues night & all day Saturday) of our YIS COETAIL cohort, and our #beyondlaptops mini-conference. Needless to say, by…

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Students as Teachers: 6th Grade Tutorial Designers

For our second big project of the school year, my 6th grade MYP Technology class will be designing tutorials, inspired by Alan November’s presentation at our Bridging the Gap conference earlier this year. I’ve also noticed that a lot of our students struggle to learn without direct teacher instruction – they don’t seem to be…

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