Studio Reflection: An Open Letter to My Students

A New Course This fall I am teaching a new course Studio in Computing for Learning.  In tackling the design of this course I am trying hard to capture the spirit of an in-person studio course.  Studio courses, seen often in design, art, and architecture rely...

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Designing for Inclusion of Girls in EdTech

Will there be any moms? My daughter recently asked if there would be any mom’s helping with an after school robotics club.  Her question stopped me in my tracks, and has spurred my thinking about how we create spaces for learning computer science that a...

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Formative Assessment Tools

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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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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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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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Teaching and learning with #edtech

Teaching and learning with #edtech

Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching.  This fall my graduate students are grappling with this central concept.  They are exploring how to harness educational technology to support their goals.  During the first unit of the course my students are enga...

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Professional Practice Plan

Central Inquiry Question: What role does learning computer programming play in formal education? My growth: As I think about myself as an educator I bring a lot of knowledge to how we leverage technology for teaching and learning.  I have less experience with...

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