blogs and wikis: a teacher’s perspective

Steve Ransom pointed me towards this video of a grade 1 teacher and how she uses blogs and wikis in her classroom. There is also some parent and student commentary. Her advice is to start small, with a blog for your classroom, and let yourself grow with it. I’d like to hear her principal’s perspective… Continue reading blogs and wikis: a teacher’s perspective

“Put technology where it can be best used… In the classroom!”

[cross ranted as a comment at Stephen Ransom’s EdTechTrek] [and slightly elaborated] I am starting to think that because many teachers and administrators still do not know exactly what we can do with technology there is a reluctance to put it in the classroom. Example – today the Internet had, for some reason, stopped working… Continue reading “Put technology where it can be best used… In the classroom!”

Motivation and change, values and passion: Making the connections

[cross-posted at LeaderTalk] I will be returning to the classroom at the end of August after a year as a special education consultant and professional development facilitator. I decided to return for a variety of reasons, the most important being that I miss the energy I pick up from daily contact with students and the… Continue reading Motivation and change, values and passion: Making the connections

Conversations in edublogging

Image: Conversation by thehighschoolchick made available on flickr with a creative commons license. Lately I have been voraciously reading and learning from different edubloggers. I am seeing my passion for authentic learning for our kids (and myself!) reflected in their posts. Here are just a few of the posts that have turned my crank in… Continue reading Conversations in edublogging