In one of my instructional technology courses this week, there was a prompt on the discussion board asking us to view the following video: “The Machine is Us/ing Us”. The question prompt was,“Are we teaching the machines or are the machines teaching us?” As much as I love technology and learning more about Web 2.0, it … Continue reading It’s JUST a Machine!
Two weeks ago, my stepson performed in his first band concert. He and his band mates have been practicing for months, and the mister and I have bravely endured loud trumpet blasts emitted behind his closed bedroom door on a nightly basis. We were relieved that the concert was finally here, but anxious at the … Continue reading Parent Involvement – A Rare Sighting?
One of my professional goals for 2010 is to blog and participate more often in blog challenge series. This is where the 30 Goals 2010 Challenge comes in! Initiated by Shelly Terrell over at Teacher Reboot Camp, the series consist of 30 short-terms goals to be completed in a 30-day period. It sounds quite overwhelming, … Continue reading The 30 Goals 2010 Challenge
This post was inspired by the lovely Burcu Akyol and her most recent blog post on NYR goals. While I am waiting for my family to get ready for our holiday tour of the Vegas strip, I thought it would be a great idea to brainstorm a list of my own. 2009 Reflections 2009 was … Continue reading My Professional New Year Goals for 2010
Just a few minutes ago, many educators around the world wrapped up another wonderful Tuesday afternoon #edchat on Twitter (summary courtesy of @rliberni). Though today’s topic originally started with the question of whether or not to lengthen the school day/year, it became quickly apparent that refocusing attention towards structure and content was the more relevant … Continue reading Teacher Roles = Dangerous Territory?
Okay, I admit, I was skeptical about Twitter at first. My sister had emailed me about it and asked me to sign up. At the time I was a student teacher who had too much on my plate, and reading about what she had for lunch was certainly not on top of my priority list. … Continue reading Thoughts on Twitter