Blooms Digital Taxonomy: My Thoughts

[cross-posted at 09/10 ~ Thinking Forward] Concept map for Bloom’s digital taxonomy. Developed by Andrew Churches of Kristin School in Albany Auckland, New Zealand. Click image for source. Hmmm… not too sure I like the title. I’d just call it revised again, or updated, or something along those lines. It is a taxonomy that is… Continue reading Blooms Digital Taxonomy: My Thoughts

em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble or Hesitancy and “digital literacy”

Image found on Wikipedia: Hopf Fibration and released into the public domain by its author, Davidarichter I’ve stayed away from this blog for the past 2 days or so. I’ve been reading a crime novel, making a necklace, playing with my dog, doing suduko, unpacking and organizing, facebooking, and tweeting – basically keeping my mind… Continue reading em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble or Hesitancy and “digital literacy”

Perpetuating the Story of Difference? or Literacy, revisited.

Literacy is a topic close to my heart. I became a teacher 12 years ago because I felt a call to do whatever possible to make sure that all children knew how to read. Since then, the theme has deepened for me, coming to mean much more than just knowing how to read. Dennis and… Continue reading Perpetuating the Story of Difference? or Literacy, revisited.

An Essential Question for EdTech

Integration by me: I realized this painting was ‘done’ when I had integrated colours from the daffodil’s cup into the petals. Recently I wrote a post on digital literacy within the wider context of literacy and, in writing, touched on what I realize is central to my own teaching: an essential question for educators today… Continue reading An Essential Question for EdTech

Literacies – digital and otherwise…or not.

It’s a recurring theme – how do we develop our students’ literacy skills? Literacy is “an essential component of a learning society” and as educators we strive to ensure that our students develop the keenest literacy (and numeracy) skills possible so they can be active and productive members of society…blahblahblah…so that they can belong. Lately… Continue reading Literacies – digital and otherwise…or not.

Computer Literacy for Students with Special Needs: Dewey + Vygotsky

How can we create a positive future for students with ‘mild to moderate cognitive delays‘ in Quebec’s public secondary schools?At present, Quebec’s education system is in the process of major reforms. At the secondary level that translates into the creation of 3 learning paths for qualification to post-secondary programs: General Education Path Applied General Education… Continue reading Computer Literacy for Students with Special Needs: Dewey + Vygotsky