Making It Work: Structuring Technology-Rich Learning

As a follow up to my previous post, 3 Steps to Transforming Learning In Your Classroom, once you’re inspired to try something new in your classroom, and have developed a relevant, real-world task for which your students have an authentic audience, you might be wondering:¬†how do I actually make this work in my classroom? Making…

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration Through Technology Integration

Last week, Chrissy and I were invited to give our presentation from ASB Unplugged, Hardware is Not Enough: The Teacher-Facilitator Partnership, to our Headmaster, Dr. Bill Gerritz, and Deputy Headmaster, Andy Davies. Bill and Andy had heard a brief overview when we reported back about the conference, and wanted to get a deeper understanding of…

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We Are All Technology Teachers

Last weekend I was honored to present a session at the Bridging the Gap conference at Yokohama International School in Japan. YIS has hosted this community conference annually since 2001, and the topic for this year was “The Future of Education: Using Its Tools Today.” The three day conference included formal sessions led by teachers…

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The Seeds of a Good Project

One of my first tips for any teacher wishing to authentically embed technology into their classroom experience is always to start small. It’s easier to build on a simple, achievable idea, than it is to trim down an all-consuming tech monstrosity. So, with that in mind, one of our amazing grade three teachers, Rebecca (who…

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Coming to Terms

My wonderful new teaching partner, Tara, and I have had a number of conversations about a recent trend I’ve seen within my personal learning network to remove the word “technology” from our discussions about teaching and learning in a digital world (see, there! I just did it!). We’ve developed all sorts of phrasing and terminology…

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