"Children must me taught how to think, not what to think."
― Margaret Mead
Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
Modeling how to professionally use digital tools involves understanding and using the tools in our own personal learning networks and in collaboration with others.
Be the Change, See the Change
This was a district-wide program proposal based on learning theory research. While behaviorism is just one aspect of learning theory, defending it as a model for learning was instructive process. It was created in the collaborative workspaces of wikis and google slides. Digital age working and learning brings remote people and ideas together with convenient, widely accessible tools. Time was an interesting component in this project, as one of our contributors was in Australia.
Google Apps Wiki
Collaborative work through wikis are amazing learning environments. Being able to participate in the exponential growth available through goal-focused, technology-enabled teamwork made me realize the tremendous potential that wikis have in all learning spaces.
Technology for Learning
There are a huge variety of web tools available to effectively communicate relevant information and ideas to students, parents, and peers. They are equally useful in industry to communicate complex information in visual and interactive ways. This link highlights several of them.
Alice's Adventures in Virtual Reality
Developing emerging digital tools such as virtual reality involve substantial planning and cost. In this project Alice seeks answers to the question, "Is my project suitable for VR?" The virtual world (shown here as a storyboard outline) and accompanying document aim to help answer that question. ALICE software, a free resource for teaching/learning computer programming, is required to view the actual virtual world. Please contact me with questions.
Instruction + Internet Blog
A blog is an excellent tool for student collaboration and reflection. Writing, journaling and blogging about your own thoughts and responding in meaningful ways to others helps to encourage critical thinking. Additionally using RSS technology to aggregate blogs from students, instructors, and other educational resources makes for a dynamic and creative learning environment.