30 goals challenge. Support a movement

What a great day to start the 2015 30 Goals EDU Challenge.
At iTDi we, educators from all over the world, get together to learn collaboratively and become the best teachers we can. And today, I got an email notification from iTDi, a new teacher from Japan is starting her learning journey in our community.…
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Reflections with my Grade 10 students

In May when I received my classes for the 2014-2015 school year, my heart sunk a little because I was assigned a Grade 10 ELA class and I had been spoiled with Grade 12’s and 11’s for the past few years.…

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PD Conference Design


It's no secret that the majority of PD conferences for educators tend to follow a "one size fits all" model that tries to make everyone happy. While fun, these conferences aren't always the best use of educator time and money, and at least some of us think we can do better.…
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Learning From Setbacks: Next Steps

My last post discussed how some of my standards based assessment plans went awry. The next post or two will document the adjustments I’m making in the new semester in order to improve the process. I’ll begin with communication.

The SBA grade book I created worked well for me, but it was difficult to share with students who only were able to see a PowerSchool summary of my much more detailed assessments.…

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One Bug’s Life

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I’ve not blogged much about work recently, but this story is a good one if somewhat tangled.

We are working, in the Glow blogs team, on the next release. This is mainly to address any problems with the upgrade to WordPress 4.0.1 that came out in January.…

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Digital Technologies | A Curriculum

Last year I was lucky enough to be involved with VCAA in trialling the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in the primary school.  The AusVELS‘ version of the Australian Curriculum is set to be released later in the year and will be the first time we have seen computer science in the primary curriculum.  …

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Thoughts on dialogue and facilitation in open and ‘closed’ courses

We recently closed out week 2 of the open section of #msloc430 and week 5 of the “closed” course for students enrolled in the on-site version of the course (part of their studies in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) at Northwestern University).…
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Top 10 Tips to Use Mind Mapping Tools in eLearning

eLearning_IndustryIn this article, we’ll highlight the top 10 tips on how to make the most out of mind mapping tools. I’ll share how mind maps have the potential to transform any eLearning course or module into an aesthetically pleasing and powerful eLearning experience.

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