Becoming a Connected Professional Educator

I think I discussed this topic once before but as I begin preparing for the new school year, I find myself updating and "cleaning house" in regards to how I'm connecting to other educators via the Internet.  In some areas, I'm really making a splash, in others, I wonder if I'm alone in a desert. …

The Reason Why I Teach (floating on Cloud 9)

So, I'm wandering around a shop in town when someone calls my name.  I look up and its the mother and daughter of a former student of mine.  I"m so happy to see them as I've lost touch with CeCe and wondered if she had reached her current goal. Let me back up a bit. …

Assertion/Evidence Model Presentation

For my final reflection in my Information Access and Evaluation course over at American College of Education, I was asked to consider what I've learned over the past 5 weeks and to either write a paper on the subject or create a presentation using any of the most popular presentation software packages.  I chose to …

Mobile Warm-up: Bloom Style

I'm having a hard time NOT thinking about the 2013-14 school year.  I think its this class I'm finishing up on Information Literacy (IL) that has me thinking about how to incorporate more researching into my lessons, which naturally, will create a more student centered environment. So, in the final discussion in my IL class, …

Information Literacy: The Endless Search for Research

I must tell you something you don't want to hear.  Wikipedia is not a gift from Satan. It has its purpose in the universe and should be given a certain level of respect.  Now that I've said that, let me explain. As I noted in an earlier post, my master's level course for the first …