Monthly Archives: September 2013

Day 19 (of 184) new paradigms

Day 19 (of 184) new paradigms This year I’ve been pushing the boundaries of how I’ve organized my lessons based on 3 key learning goals I’ve set for myself: Introducing technology to my learning community (an ongoing goal) Working on … Continue reading

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Day 18 (of 184) redefine possible

Day 18 (of 184) redefine possible I don’t know how anybody could meet Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) and not be inspired – his story about being confused when somebody called him disabled – as to him disabled would mean he was … Continue reading

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Day 17 (of 184) ePortfolios

Day 17 (of 184) ePortfolios After doing a lot of soul searching, I’ve decided to have my students start their eportfolios using PowerPoint. This feels very old school since I first had my students using this format for their student … Continue reading

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Day 16 (of 184) collaboratively personalizing education

Day 16 (of 184) collaboratively personalizing education. Sometimes that’s what the day comes down to – working as a team to make the experience of each individual of the learning community as good as it can be. I often see … Continue reading

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Day 15 (of 184) change – away from desks & desktops

Day 15 (of 184) change This weekend I read a great article talking about the ‘end of the iconic school desk’: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2013/09/it-time-get-rid-desks-classroom It reminded me also why I’ve been on a campaign for nearly a decade to stop using desktops … Continue reading

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Day 14 (of 184) descriptive feedback: the good the bad the ugly

Day 14 (of 184) descriptive feedback The good, the bad, the ugly. That Clint Eastwood title still runs through my head when I talk, explain, and use descriptive feedback. The good – talking descriptive feedback with all members is the … Continue reading

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Day 13 (of 184) implement like a pirate

Day 13 (of 184) implement like a pirate Arrrgh. On international “talk like a pirate day” we stated the day with a pirate joke. We start every day with a joke – and a breathing break. Implementing this new announcement … Continue reading

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