Don’t Get Caught With Your Paradigm Down

Don't Get Caught with Your Paradigm Down

How do you make sure you can meet the needs of your 21st Century Students and not get caught with your paradigm down?

Social Media in Education – Part 4

Social Media in Education - Assessment

Welcome to Social Media in the Classroom – Part 4! Let’s take a look at assessment. Although using social networks in your curriculum definitely has the cool factor, you need to assess your technology integration strategies to make sure you are meeting your goals.

Web 2.0 in the Classroom – Part 7

Web 2.0 in the Classroom

Welcome to Part 7 of this educational technology series on web 2.0 in the classroom. Make sure you check out the other posts to get you caught up. Let’s move to the topic and collection of awesome web 2.0 sites!

Navigating the Curated Human Network

Navigating the Curated Human Network

Living in a social media world definitely has its advantages. I know I have learned more in the last few years than the previous ten. For me, this accelerated learning is due to being connected with colleagues and being an active participant in learning networks. However, some days I hit the wall…social media overload!

Sticks and Stones – Defeating the Culture of Bullying

Sticks and Stones - Defeating the Culture of Bullying

We received an advance copy of Emily Bazelon’s book “Sticks and Stones, Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy” months ago and set it on the shelf to read when we had time. Then, I heard and interview with Ms. Bazelon on NPR regarding new, strict anti-bullying laws popping up throughout the country…

Role Playing with Social Media

Role Playing with Social Media

Role playing with social media is probably my favorite technology integration strategies. Students love it, they are engaged and most importantly, learning is successfully moved beyond the classroom.

Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition, Part 2

Twitter for Professional Development - Diigo

The next step in getting your teachers involved with Twitter is for teachers to share what they learn. Notice I haven’t had teachers create a Twitter account yet. This is scary to many so just stick with consumption of content.

Manga High – Awesome Math Games

Manga Math - Web 2.0 Math Games

Best Math Games Ever! You have to check out Manga  It is a games based website that is easy and fun to use.  It is a mostly free site, but you can pay extra and get incredible analytics and differentiation abilities as well. You first register as a teacher and then you can add […]

Understanding Web 2.0 Embed Codes

Understanding embed codes

The more you work with Web 2.0 sites, the more you need to know about embed codes. Here are some great tips including a really useful YouTube trick!

My Hugely Successful Techology Integration Strategy

Technology Integration - Start with a Digital Book

I have led about a zillion professional development sessions, both formal and informal, throughout the years. I always arrive with high hopes to engage teachers in the latest and greatest web 2.0 technologies and spur never before seen projects. What tool do I use to get teachers started?