Why Teach Computational Thinking?

This summer I am taking EDU 392 Methods of Teaching Computer Science, and hoping to share my thoughts and work here on the blog. By way of introduction, I have always worked on the pedagogy/andragogy side of leveraging technology for teaching and learning.  ...

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Thoughts on Gender and Leadership

“We cannot counter structural inequality with goodwill” Cathy Davidson offered in her keynote at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute. Her statement resonates with me, and has recalled me to my convictions and actions in how we think about race, culture, and...

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Inquiry for Innovation: Strategies for Leading Complex Change

SITE 2017 Tuesday March 7, 2017 Creekside Session Description Pre-service, in-service, and faculty of K-12 and university classrooms alike regularly engage in meaningful experiences utilizing innovative technologies to support and enhance learning. Often thoug...

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Experiences with Google Classroom as LMS in Online and Blended University Classrooms

SITE 2017 Conference Monday March 6th, 2017 11:50-12:10 Location Capitol A Session Description  Learning Management Systems (LMS) enhance digital and virtual learning environments through instructor facilitated course delivery and management. Although our fac...

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Becoming a Connected Educator: Reflection on Twitter

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Opening Your Classroom with Twitter and a PLN

Educators are doing amazing things everyday, so why not open the virtual classroom door? Many of use work with a closed classroom door, and the outside world may not be there to cheerlead, or support you when you need it.  Developing a Professional Learning ...

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Virtual Trust Falls and reflections after #ettsummit

Virtual Trust Falls and reflections after #ettsummit

Yesterday I attended #ettsummit, and through some good luck, good choices, and reflection, I am now able to explore some ideas that have been percolating for me about my skills for teaching online, trust, and the power of questions in learning.  I share my re...

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Unlock Innovation #ACTEM16

Exploring potential for change As a teacher, leader, and innovator you often find yourself in the role of initiating change. This hands-on workshop is designed to build on your passion and energy, and take an idea to action plan, through brainstorming, feedbac...

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#yfinnovate Designing for Modification and Redefinition

So excited to join Yarmouth and Falmouth educators today.  We are thinking about how to embrace “Innovator’s Mindset” with @gcouros. The #fyinnovates professional development has been organized to allow choice, collaboration, and creativity.

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Flipped Graduate Class

Teaching online is a great way to try new methods, and think about a flipped classroom.  One strategy I find works very well for students is the use of short videos.  I use these to introduce the content, explain assignments, or share a landscape post after ...

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