Tracking 50 Passion Projects at Once

As my second full year of Genius Hour passion projects begins, I’m trying something new in order to better track each student’s progress. Last year I learned plenty from my students, including that I need a leaner, more agile tracking system in order to assess, encourage, and praise progress.…

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ISTE2014 and Collaboration

After a week in Atlanta for FUSE14 and ISTE2014, my head is spinning. It was an extraordinary experience, and I learned so much that it’s going to take months to sort it all out. Most of all, it was a invigorating and inspiring to spend quality time in person with so many amazing people (thanks +Dominique Dynes for the picture below!).

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Must Read for teachers and leaders using Google+: 50 Cool Things To Do On Google+ Right Now

50 Cool Things To Do On Google+ Right Now

If you are ummming and arring about Google+ now is the time to get involved. As they say, the first step is always the hardest…so here are 50 to get you started…

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Hangin’ Out Google Style

Communicating with a global audience has never been easier with the plethora of social media tools at our disposal. One such tool is Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is an instant messaging and video chat service that can be accessed via a computer or mobile device.

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Experimenting with Open Collaboration

In week 3 of the #TeachtheWeb MOOC, we were asked to find someone to collaborate with and create something together.  The theme for the week was the open web and that was the inspiration for our collaborative work.

I loved the guiding blog post that was written for this week because it succinctly and accessibly covered some of the most important issues around opennessdecentralization, transparency, hacakability, ownership/authorship, collaboration and  remixed derivations.…

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#etmooc #ltis13 Autoprotezione

Da quando Ginevra è entrata nella mia vita, 30 marzo 2013, i ritmi delle mie giornate sono mutati, dedicati a coccole, giochi e passeggiate. Di conseguenza la mia connessione alla rete si è drasticamente ridotta; a farne le spese è soprattutto questo blog, non così il mio album su flickr dove ho creato un set interamente dedicato alla cagnetta.

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I’m Helping to #TeachTheWeb – Join Me!

Yesterday, I dove into a new MOOC called Teach the Web started by Mozilla and created by a Webmaker Mentor Community of people around the world who are determined and passionate about helping people be empowered to “CREATE the web, rather than just consume it.”

They have a great intro video (that WordPress won’t let me embed) here:

mozilla video

I love the course motto: “Let’s teach the world the web.

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#LTIS13, Luci e ombre

Ricavo dal post una domanda un compito e un’esplorazione e da quello lì citato Etica hacker tre titoli di libri che inserisco nella lista dei prossimi acquisti:

L’Etica hacker di Pekka Himanen (Feltrinelli, 2003)

Un manifesto hacker di Wark McKenzie (Feltrinelli, 2005)

Felicità privata e felicità pubblica” di Albert Hirschman (il Mulino, 1983).…

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Digital Citizenship: Shouldn’t It Begin in Preschool?

I subscribe to a parenting website and receive weekly email alerts about developmental milestones and topics relevant to my child’s age. Recently, I read a post: Your 3 3/4-year-old: Computer Ready?

Perhaps, it’s my profession, or better yet, maybe, it’s my experiences and the topics presented during #ETMOOC that had me scratching my head and pondering some of the statements.…

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Warning: Under Construction … for the next several years

What is #ETMOOC

Time has flown by once again and #etmooc is coming to an end. When I first started to read the posts and tweets about the course ending, I thought, “Wait, already!? No, not yet!” I couldn’t believe we had reached the last week, which meant it was time for closing thoughts and reflections.…

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