Another first day of school

One of the things I love about the school year beginning each year is the opportunity we have as teachers to start fresh, set goals and the enthusiastic nature a new year brings in. The first morning as we meet back as a staff after a well deserved break is always full of enthusiasm and excitement.…

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Using Social Media for Student Learning

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This blog post has been in my head for a while, but it is one that is worth writing down (finally) because of the impact it can have on student learning. If you are an educator who is hesitant about utilizing social media in the classroom I hope that my recent experience with Holy Angels School (@HAS) will change your mind.

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What Does Innovation Mean to Me?

This post is in response to the question posed for The Innovator’s Mindset book study that is occurring this month. It is yet another step in my learning as this blog post is part of a “blog hop” and I would like to thank Tina Zita for opening me up to this opportunity!…

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A Review: The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros

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I was excited to pick up The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros (@gcouros) for two reasons. 1) As an educator I have heard the use of the word #innovation more and more and as a Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Contact I feel it is my job to support innovation in our classrooms.

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Twitter as a Tool for Empowering the School Community

 

Only 20-30% of our communities are made up of households with students in our buildings. Those percentages reflect the huge void of people in the community who have any knowledge of what goes on in your school building. Telling the story of the wonderful things happening in schools to the kids who see it all the time  is simply not enough.

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There is no Open in MOOC

Coursera’s announcement to add Specializations to its roster of educational packages comes with a new price in many cases, as noted in Carl Straumsheim’s 1/29 piece at Inside Higher Ed.

To sign up for Michigan State University’s How to Start Your Own Business, for example, budding entrepreneurs have to pay $79 up front for the first of five courses in the Specialization or prepay $474 for the entire program.

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My Favourite

I haven’t blogged on this site in nearly a year, for personal reasons and I guess I have felt I didn’t have anything worth sharing. I was inspired to get back to it when I saw the MTBoS twitter posts entitled ‘My Favourite’.…

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Sospeso

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Sospesa l’attività usuale in questo blog, per quanto segue.

Sospeso, in uno di quegli attimi dove all’improvviso succede tutto insieme e non si riesce a mettere le cose in fila.

Sospeso fra due estremi: la sperimentazione nelle classi delle scuole elementari, a cui pensavo di dedicarmi quasi esclusivamente, da un lato, e dall’altro un ruolo nel governo dell’università, dalla quale stavo progressivamente defilandomi.

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