The 4th of July has come and gone, and with it the first half of our summer. Sigh. It seems as though the weeks after we celebrate Independence Day fly by even quicker than those earlier in the summer. Before we know it, back to school we shall go!This year, I find myself almost EXCITED to begin the school year. Don't get me wrong, I look forward to going back to school each year ... though ... Read More about Teacher Presence in Flipped Videos: What Do YOU Think?
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3-2-1…Hold Students Accountable!
How great was FlipCon14?! I was lucky enough to attend "virtually" and listen in on some awesome sessions. I excitedly texted my husband and parents when Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams' session started, feeling like a teenager at a boy band concert because, as I told my mother, "they're the original flippers!" She of course replied, "isn't that from the twenties?" No, mom..those would be flappers ... Read More about 3-2-1…Hold Students Accountable!
Cool Presentation Tool, Haiku Deck!
I've just finished researching this awesome tool, and I can tell you I can't wait to use it in my classroom. Check out Haiku Deck!You may be thinking...I don't need another presentation tool! I use PowerPoint or Keynote or Prezi, and they work fine!You're right, they work very well. While Haiku Deck is a presentation tool, I think it's a little different than those mentioned above that we use in ... Read More about Cool Presentation Tool, Haiku Deck!
SAMR is to Tech Integration as Bloom’s Taxonomy is to HOTS!
I just completed my first set of video instruction on my summer professional development quest with Sophia.org's "Virtual Classroom" series. The SAMR model is something that is discussed frequently in the world of edtech, but if you're like me, seeing examples of tools and activities for each of the steps can be extremely helpful.Tackling that lofty goal is my objective for today!Please check out ... Read More about SAMR is to Tech Integration as Bloom’s Taxonomy is to HOTS!
Techification of the Taxonomy: Part Four
Welcome to the final installment of the techified taxonomy! Today, I'll be tackling the final two levels, Evaluating and Creating.The upper levels of the taxonomy seem to be what teachers aim to assess...we strive to encourage our students to push their knowledge of content beyond the simple recall level.How can we incorporate technology into the top levels of the taxonomy? I'm glad you asked! ... Read More about Techification of the Taxonomy: Part Four