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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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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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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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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Writing a different #edtech story?

Writing a different #edtech story?

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Draft Protocol for Adopting New Tools

There is an ever-increasing number of options of instructional materials – including books, devices, and softwares, that may support learning goals.  As district leaders are considering these options, it is important to align resources with district vi...

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Science in Second Grade

From: http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/marble-machines Come join 2nd graders who are exploring motion, movement, gravity, and more as they use marbles to learn and tinker.  We are looking for UMF students to help Engage 2nd grade students with questions Mo...

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