Teach the web, Postetmooc and other activities

So I am about to embark on another mooc type endeavour, with Mozilla’s Teach the Web. I’ll see how it turns out. I am already feeling a little anxious because of course I’ve forgotten how to connect my blog to an aggregator (and the assumption that it is easy is to figure out ticks me off!…

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Productive Learning is a Process

As part of my learning to integrate technology into the literacy classroom, I’m considering the goals for myself and the students.  And as always asking many questions.  Using Will Richardson’s questions from his recent article in Educational Leadership as a springboard, I considered my own:

What do students need to know to be successful in the future?…

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Old School to Bold School

Great comment by Peggy George

Great comment by Peggy George

I couldn’t agree more with Peggy George’s comment shared during Will Richardson’s #etmooc session The Challenges and Opportunities of Modern Learning, which was presented as part of Topic 3: Digital Litearcy (Information, Memes & Attention).…

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Leveraging for Legacy

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image: my student, Sam St. John

I’ve been really enjoying participating in #etmooc, and the last Blackboard session with Alec got me thinking of connectivism again. Each year I have my IB Theory of Knowledge students read “Knowing Knowledge” by George Siemens (2006)

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Last year we had a lively socratic circle activity with a Twitter backchannel, but this year I decided to include the reading and obligatory reflection in their semester exam.…

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