Introversion and Technology: Update on My Quiet One

So, we're at the point in our  project where the design teams have made decisions about whose building the space rover, whose  preparing the presentation and whose making sure everything gets done.  I was sitting at my desk Thursday watching my classic introvert work feverishly at the computer on her Glogster. One of her team …

Digital Citizenship: Getting Our Feet Wet

So, yes, we've been blogging at Planet Science.  Its been going well.  I've kept it all relatively quiet as we've learned how to conduct ourselves online and how to present ourselves in a way that we won't regret in the future. As we continue working on our Space Exploration Vehicle Project, we've reached the point …

That Red Ink Pen

I love using technology in my classroom.  When I first considered using it, my thought was, oh the trees I would save because I wouldn't have 7,000 worksheets/papers/notebooks, etc. to plow through.  I can do quizzes and tests online and give alternate assessments that won't require filling out pieces of paper.   No more "bleeding …

So, What About the Auditory Learners?

My family thinks I'm insane.  I can open a streaming movie on Netflix, get it going, then minimize the movie, then insist they all be quiet so I can"watch" my movie in peace.  My principal thinks I'm not paying attention at staff meetings because I'm the one sitting in the back of the room, grading …

ET + PLC = 21st Century Learning on a Different Level

So, I took this class on teacher leadership and have a colleague taking a similar course this month and we got to thinking; why isn't there a professional learning community in this damned building?  His focus is administration, mine is educational technology, we know what we need to have happen.  We just need to find …