You Lost Your Job Today…

In my Entrepreneurial Educator MOOC… we spent last week talking about being an “economy of one”.  In other words, what skills do you have that make you an asset in the world and how can or should you use that skill set to create a career for yourself.  In addition, how can you take this concept and teach it to your students, so THEY can define their skill sets and use them to create careers.

So, we were given the prompt.. “You lost your job today.”

This is how I would reflect on that and create a plan to move forward.

How would you deal with the reality of losing your job today?

Btw, the app I used to create my flowchart is called Poppet… check it out.

Mind Shift 201

teacher as architectI’m reading Teacher as Architect, by Shawn Smith, Ann Chavez and Garrett Seaman. I haven’t gotten very far into the book yet, but a truth has become clear to me: how I build the learning structure in my classroom determines the strength of the learning experience for my students.  I now wonder, are the materials I’m building with, suitable for the structure I’m trying to build? Is the “steel” I’m working with, strong enough for the load it must carry? Read the rest of this entry

Reflection on #ISTE2014

It was a good experience.  I learned a little bit of a lot of different things, which is what usually happens at conferences.  I met some really amazing people, some of whom I now follow on Twitter.  I played the Networking Game, for what it was worth and a few of those people are now following me on Twitter.  I connected to all sorts of people, leaving my business cards in the hands of more than 100 people.  Yet, I sense I missed something. Read the rest of this entry

50 Ways to Challenge Yourself as a Teacher

From TeachThought

Its time to set a new goal, ford a new path, challenge myself.  Will you join me?

ISTE2014 Mid Trip Reflection

ok, no, not really.  Its just been taking me a few days to recuperate, that’s all.  I haven’t even opened up my bags of goodies or reviewed all the resources I QR coded all over the place.

Yes, it was overwhelming, in a very good way.  So, until I can gather my thoughts on the event, here is the second of 3 Adobe Voice videos on my adventure.  (I haven’t the psychological energy to complete the concluding one, I’m still processing my thoughts on all I’ve learned) Read the rest of this entry

Ted: How to Speak so People Will Want to Listen

This.. is powerful. ..

Tech App Review: Adobe Voice

So, first things first.  This is VERY different from Google Voice.  Don’t confuse them!  Where Google Voice is a personal, auditory device you can use in the classroom in various ways (see my pilot here), Adobe Voice is more about the visual.  It kind of reminds me of Voice Thread, without the communal chat attached.

Adobe-Voice-app-for-iPad-allows-users-to-create-a-video-presentationAdobe Voice is a storytelling tool that is easy to use and would make an incredible addition to any classroom tech tool box.  The app is available on iPad; I’m not sure if its on iPhone and I don’t see it on my Android store. Read the rest of this entry

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