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Maslows Pyramid

Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives

My #oklaed partner in crime @vperezy got my dander up the other night with the following tweet: @MrsBeck25 @TeachFromHere Sooo what is your role in the NASCAR simile? https://t.co/oDLSldoaya — Vanessa Perez (@vperezy) February 19, 2017 "Young teachers need no #EdTech support-they're #DigitalNatives" is same as "I can drive NASCAR cuz …

Student Creation

Student Creation

Thinking on next school year already?  Think about ways to have your students create for the world!  In today’s post we will talk about some different websites, iPad Apps, and Google Apps for Education ideas that you can start using on day one.  No matter what age you teach – …

Teambuilding

The Case for Teambuilding

Why Teambuilding? It is difficult to try and teach all of the curriculum that needs to be covered before standardized testing or the end of the year.  When school is cancelled for any reason, the teacher can feel even more pressure to be extremely efficient.  As a result, teachers sometimes make …

Self regulated learning

Self Regulated Learning

The work that Sugata Mitra is doing on self regulated learning is amazing.  Mitra’s research in “Hole-In-The-Wall” experiments in India has show that students in the most challenging environments can and do learn in self organized learning environments.  Based on the results of his research he has developed a website …

Lives you can change

Students Change Lives

There are amazing things that our students are capable of when they are challenged.  I’m not talking about core coursework either, I’m talking about things that are not on an end of instruction exam.  Things that change lives – forever. In my area of the world high schools have recently completed …

Think outside the box and start a chain

Create a Chain Reaction

Altruism On my way to school this morning I was listening to Stitcher – a podcast app – when the latest version of Freakonomics played.  It was such a powerful episode and brought tears to my eyes several times.  Why?  Let me sum up:  a man living in New England …

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Happy Teacher Challenge

At the end of 2015, I stumbled into #EdCampVoxer – which was quite overwhelming.  And brilliant all at the same time.  The conversation that you have in person at an EdCamp, happened on Voxer – which allowed for conversations to continue.  This led to another Voxer group called Edumatch – …

EdTech August Wordle

Why #EdTech

A couple of questions answered for my readers:  Why am I working toward a PhD in #EdTech?  What is #EdTech all about??  These were questions that were recently asked by my professor, questions that my readers may (or may not) think interesting… The word cloud at the top of the page …

a stress free

Thoughts While Mowing Part 2

While mowing yesterday my mind wandered – as it often does – and here are some of those thoughts.  Not too many answers but more questions…. Is it possible to “quantify” a teacher’s impact on a student? Is there really a tool that can do this?  For every teacher?  Who …

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Believe in Yourself

The pic may be hard to read but it says: “Believe in yourself and you can do it believe in yourself.” This is taped on the bedroom door of my eight year old daughter.  I think that these are words to live by. Why?  Well – if you don’t believe …

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