Fall CUE Take Away

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I had a great time at the 2014 Fall CUE Conference. In two jam-packed days, I attended some wonderful workshops, with Will Kimbley’s Google Forms workshop, Gene Tognetti and Karen Larson’s Discovering Student Voice with Chromebooks, ¬†and Trevor Mattea’s Intro to Google session at the top of my conference take-aways list. Two hours with Will… Continue reading

Moonshot Thinking

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If you haven’t seen the Moonshot Thinking video, I recommend it. It’s a great conversation starter for the new school year. The term “moonshot” stems from Google and refers the innovative projects underway at the company’s Google X lab: “Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere… Continue reading

Getting Googley at Gunn High School – 2014 EdTechTeam Summit

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The drive to Palo Alto’s Gunn High School to attend the July 19-20 GAFE Summit was definitely worth it! With so many great sessions to choose from, narrowing down my choices was a challenge. I enjoyed and learned from each one. Below are a few of my takeaways: Toward Better Technology Integration – Scott McLeod… Continue reading

ISTE 2014 – A few take-aways

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Loved ISTE 2014! Between the selection of sessions and presenters, connecting with friends before, during, and after sessions, and having my first-ever bison burger (at Ted’s Montana Grill), it was a wonderful four days in Atlanta. Below are a few of my conference take-aways: Sunday Apptastic – From Kelly Calhoon-Brumbaugh and Kyle Brumbaugh‘s session, I… Continue reading

PBL Workshop – A year later

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A year ago, a wonderful principal at one of my district’s elementary schools invited me to give a 1-hour workshop at his site on Project-Based Learning (PBL). I was thrilled to have the request come from an administrator and for the opportunity to organize my thoughts and resources into something useful for teachers. I set… Continue reading

2014 Digital Citizenship PSA Challenge

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If you are looking for opportunities for your students to speak out on digital citizenship issues, checkout the 2014 Digital Citizenship PSA Challenge. Students in grades 4-12 are invited to submit a 90-second (or less) PSA that addresses taking a stand on cyberbullying, building a positive digital footprint, respecting intellectual property, or protecting online privacy.… Continue reading

Time to Register for the March Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge

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In the eight years that I’ve been offering blogging workshops, I love watching teachers leave excited to start blogging with their students and with a vision of how blogging might transform teaching and learning. A great way to keep the excitement going is to connect them, directly or indirectly, with other classrooms – beyond their… Continue reading

Starting the Count Down to Digital Learning Day 2014

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February 5 marks the Alliance For Excellent Education’s 3rd annual national Digital Learning Day (DLD). I love the many ways the Digital Learning Day website and program encourages and showcases best practices in supporting students as digital learners and global citizens. The video below highlights the importance of digital learning from a student perspective, with… Continue reading