Category Archives: Technology

PD Lesson Planning: Progress Report Ideation – Part 2

Last week I wrote PD Lesson Planning: Progress Report Ideation – Part 1 and PD Lesson Planning: Progress Report Ideation – Part 1 reflection to share my current thinking about lesson planning for PD sessions that mirror what we want for lesson planning … Continue reading

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PD Lesson Planning: Progress Report Ideation – Part 1

When designing professional develop learning experiences, are we as purposeful about the pedagogy and methodology as we are the content? Do we model with faculty what we want to see happening in our classrooms with children? Can we integrate technology? … Continue reading

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#PBL Must See: Brittany Wenger – Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer Detection – #TEDxAtlanta

“The more you know, the more you wonder.” ~ Brittany Wenger This is must see if you are interested in PBL and integrated studies. Meet 17-year-old Brittany Wenger: We have got to ask: What if we listen more closely to … Continue reading

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LEARNing: Using technology “differently” (#1)

Last week I was “schooled” in using technology by a first grader.  She was invited to write for edu180atl.  Her post was published on 5.2.12.  To draft her post, we selected two pictures to use as inspiration.  She wrote a … Continue reading

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Empathy: Testing and being tested

We regularly test our learners’ progress. How might we “walk in our learners’ shoes?” On our last professional development day, our faculty participated in  the WayFind Teacher Assessment for Effective 21st Century Teachers, designed by learning.com.  It was a great lesson in … Continue reading

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TI-Nspire CAS Calculus Labs – Making Calculus More Engaging

Sam and I have been working on improving our Work Smarter Not Harder calculus labs for TI-Nspire CAS.  While we are waiting on the next OS, v. 3.2, we were able to share some of our work at the T³ International Conference … Continue reading

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How to be a boring, bad writer…and other ideas

I hadn’t thought about it this way: So, if you want to be a boring, bad writer: Never ever learn new words. Be afraid to say interesting things. Read as little as possible. Always play on your laptops. Never touch … Continue reading

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Participating virtually – schedules and spaces that fit learning

My child, A-Sunshine, has not been able to go to school for the past two days.  Yesterday, my schedule allowed me to work from home in the morning while her dad taught his classes.  We then traded locations so I … Continue reading

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FAAR – Connecting Peer Observations to Learning for Life

As part of our formative Faculty Assessment and Annual Review (FAAR) plan, we engage in a process of peer observations. We also have a new Learning for Life vision statement.  With his permission, I am publishing my peer observation of … Continue reading

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Guiding Learners to Develop and Practice Citizenship

Our children operate in a connected society  (Gough n.pag.) where they share pictures, ideas, music, etc. with a couple of keystrokes. We help our young learners prepare for college and for life when we guide them as they learn to navigate … Continue reading

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