Amplifying Student Passion: An interview with two connected kids

This post is the the final project for An Introduction to 21st Century Teaching and Learning for my MEd at UPEI in Leadership and Learning. Introduction There is a constant concern as an educator and a parent as to whether or not we are managing the internet generation’s use of technology effectively. We are worried…

Harnessing the Power of the “Share Button”

I believe the power and significance of the student as a Global Communicator and Collaborator is summed up in the following quote; “Everyday I have to decide if I will write for my teachers or publish to the world” Eighth grader talking about whether she will do her homework, or continue her work as a…

Assignment 5: Digital Story Telling

Immediately I am drawn to how Sylvia Tolisano describes digital story telling because it is immediately apparent to me that this is another example of a great approach to teaching that has been redefined with technology.  As Tolisano points out, stories are inherent in all cultures, and contain knowledge and wisdom that needs to be taught and passed on. In my classroom when I teach…

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…