Merging Basic Lesson Design With Technological Pedagogical Knowledge

lovingly copied from Teach Thought How will you embed technology into your lessons this fall?

To All the Male Teachers Out There…

Being a father is probably the most important job a man can do. In the classroom, a male teacher can, for the children who need it, be that father figure that they are missing in their lives. Today, for all the male educators out there... I give honor to you for being that father figure …

Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely

I just discovered I am the worse internet researcher on the planet.  This last application assignment has set my braincells on fire! Help. In my current  masters level course, I'm learning about information literacy, the "science" of research.  I've learned how the world of the internet has changed the way we research information.  I have …

10 reasons I love using Edmodo in my iPad classroom…

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We are not an one to one building yet, BUT, I use Edmodo for all these reasons, on the desktops, in the laptop lab AND on the kids’ phones and ipods…

Reflections of a Passionate Educator

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I can not describe how much easier Edmodo has made my teaching! At the beginning of this academic year, and in my capacity as an eLearning leader, I was involved in a whole-school effort to rollout Edmodo. The eLearning leaders at school gathered all teachers and showed them a few videos highlighting the benefits of Edmodo, then we divided all staff between us and went on to smaller workshops to help them set up their own accounts and classes. It caught like wildfire! I had staff approaching me everyday wanting to learn more and find out ways to use it better.

In my school, we have three year levels using the iPads (years 6, 7 and 8), and two year levels using laptops (years 9 and 10). Every student in those five year levels has a personal learning device, whether it’s a laptop or iPad. I generally teach the…

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Connecting Professionally

You may have noticed something new at the top right of this page.  I have added a link to my arsenal of connections with my professional world.  Yep!  I added a Facebook page! Now that I've done this, I have to update my Linkedin, Twitter and Youtube links to reflect this new way to connect …