What does 12 days of sunshine, five bike rides, four runs, two days of gardening, two classes, one project, one conference, and one graduate class equal? Zero time for blogging.
I’ve just got to let it go that I can only get to this blog when the spirit moves me. Continue reading
As part of my study leave, I have been looking at creating ebooks. So far I have used various tools including iBooks Author, the free software from Apple that lets you create books for their iBookstore, and PressBooks which is an ebook creation platform based on WordPress.…
So another semester is finished and I submitted my grades. not sure if that is a good thing or not. My biggest quandary is what to do with a student that earned a B+ on his final worked on the collaborative exams but turned in very little class or home work.… Continue reading
Just like drawing something forces you to really look at it, remixing something brings a deeper understanding of the artifact and how it was created. My remixing activity involved remixing a Popcorn project. I had looked at creating a Popcorn project a couple of times previously, but was always thrown off by the “import video” imperative as I didn’t have a video to import.…
Holly in Yr 7 wrote about the visit from the American educators and her views on iPads in Maths, in her Kidblog. Reproduced here with permission.
‘The other week when the American visitors came I had one come and talk to me.…
Game Elements for Learning (GE4L) introduces participants to game elements for teaching and learning through sharing, game elements, discussion and participation in self-selected methods.
What exactly are game elements for learning? How can the elements be …… Continue reading
Meograph is your new favorite presentation tool. Without training or downloading software, you can easily and quickly create stories with video, audio (including your own narration), pictures, text, links, maps, and timelines.
You and your students …… Continue reading
As the year comes to a close, it is that time that we all begin thinking about the brighter tomorrow. What new innovation will I bring to my students next year? What will I improve upon? Lots of questions fill the educator’s mind all summer.
I have begun thinking about the library collection and some existing labeling that has been here since the dawn of time, the color coded reading levels. Many of you are probably familiar with the computer-based quizzing system that has dominated elementary education since the late 1980′s. I am proud to say that we are breaking free from this low level questioning monster that has dictated our students’ reading choices for the past 2 decades. I have watched for many years teachers turn students back to the shelves to find another book because the one they have chosen doesn’t have the “right” color dot on the spine. Or, how about the poor book that has no dot because a quiz over the content of the book was never created? This has made my heart break over and over again for both the children and the books. Continue reading