A Reflection on Alan November’s “Who Owns the Learning?”

Alan November welcomes the reader the to the Digital Learning Farm by quoting Daniel Pink‘s book Drive.  Pink points out that predictors of high quality work are when individuals experience autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  November then wonders how well our traditional education model allows for these three elements.  Essentially in my mind it doesn’t.  November points out…

Technology Integration for Digital Learning: Assignment 1

Photo Credit: opensourceway via Compfightcc Coming into this course I have a lot of background knowledge on using technology in my classroom.  About five years ago went to a PD conference in Canada where I had the chance to stumble into short session on digital learning with a guy named Will Richardson.  The session was short, but this Will…

A Glogster Adventure

I’ve decided to try out GlogsterEDU with my grade fives.   I chose the this particular application because I liked that it allows me to manage all the student accounts from mine, and I can watch their  progress.  I found it quite easy to get them all signed up.  They accessed GlogsterEDU from our class…

Joyce Valenza – See Sally Research

TEDxPhilidelphiaED – Joyce Valenza demonstrates the evolution of library research and the importance of information literacy in 21st Century teaching.

Earth Day, and the frustrations of the internet

For Earth Day I participated in the teach paperless day inspired by TeachPaperless, a very cool edublog I’ve been reading. I decided I would try out  Animoto with my two classes (Have a look at my previous post To the Climbing Gym to learn more about Animoto).  The assignment given was, in groups of five,…

To the Climbing Gym

To the Climbing Gym. Having checked out the 12 Essentials for Integrating technology posted by Free tech for teachers(both links are on the side bar), I did a little test run of animoto, a service that allows you to create presentations from your photos and video clips.  Easy, but not as quick as advertised.  It…

As Promised

In the previous post “Brain Overload” I said I would share some new resources I had discovered.   The links are posted below as well as in the Teaching and Technology sidebar. Classroom 2.0 Free Technology for Teachers 12 Essentials for Technology Integration Google for Teachers Enjoy!

EDUPUNK

EduPunks Say School Yourself There are a lot of interesting points coming out in this article regarding the re-shaping of how education looks, is delivered, and is quantified.  I agree with some, other parts I have questions, other bits I don’t think I agree with. “Campbell notes businesses will be hungry for people who aren’t…

Brain on Overload

Wow, so I’ve been continuing my quest to integrate the digital world into my classroom and, well, I feel like I’ve opened a treasure chest and its contents has exploded; plastering itself into my brain like sticky mud on a finely tuned bicycle drive train…my thinking is stalled, overwhelmed with options…where once I didn’t know…

Jump in!

I amazed by how little I have done and by how much I have learned.  Simply by starting this blog I’ve linked into a global conversation on how technology fits into education in the contemporary world.  For example, I’m now trying to decide how to I can use wikis in my grade six classroom…possibly more…