Dear Teachers, It is dreary out as I write this: cold, cloudy, and threatening rain. The perfect day to stay indoors in front of a fire, with a blankie, a good book, and cup of something hot. Which is what I had every intention of doing, until I started thinking about all the cool things … Continue reading #DigCit Nerd Heaven!
This blog post has also been published on the Digital Equity Medium page. Dear Teachers, As a district-level Instructional Technology Specialist, I have the opportunity to travel to many campuses in my school district. I am a little partial to the schools where the staff closely reflects the makeup of its students. The math department … Continue reading Digital Citizenship for ALL Students!
Dear Teachers, I had the opportunity to be involved with Jennifer Casa-Todd and DOCTOR Sarah Thomas on a recent EduMatch tweet 'n' talk. If you're not familiar with EduMatch, check it out at http://www.edumatch.org/ or on Twitter. Jennifer (http://jcasatodd.com/) is a librarian and literacy expert extraordinaire, and she has written a wonderful book titled Social LEADia: … Continue reading Digital Citizenship Lessons in Two Minutes or Less
Dear Teachers, “Please remember - This assignment is unique to you, your circumstances, and your organization so you need to keep in mind who your audience is, why and how they will use this information, and what impact you are looking to make.” Thus began the instructions on every single assignment I’ve completed in the … Continue reading How I Met Every ISTE Student Standard
Dear Teachers, My plot to take over the world innovation project, CLICK, is a website of student-created technology tips, and honestly, I couldn’t be more proud of the progress it’s made over the past year. I started with just a glimmer of wanting to do “something” about what I saw as tremendous gaps in digital … Continue reading CLICK: The First Year
Dear Teachers, In just a few short weeks I’ll have three additional letters after my name to signify my shiny new Master of Education degree in Digital Learning and Leading. I have to say it’s been a pretty cool ride. The program all about giving learners COVA - that’s Choice, Ownership and Voice in Authentic … Continue reading Reflecting on COVA and Creating Significant Learning Environments
Dear Teachers, At our district's recent Ed Tech Success Initiative, we asked teachers the question, "Why did you even go into teaching in the first place?" and the first answer was, as it so often is, "To make a difference." Curran Dee, Chief Kid Officer of DigCitKids, often quotes President Obama's question, "How are you … Continue reading Making a Difference