Global Citizenship Education or Elite Reproduction?

After more than a decade working in international schools and living and working with expatriates from all walks of life in three different countries, it would be easy to see why I could define myself as a global citizen. Furthermore, the International Baccalaureate (IB) schools that I’ve had the privilege of working in promote their…

A Podcast: The Maker Hour

This is a podcast created for a curriculum leadership as a part of my Master’s in Education course work. It describes a curriculum in action project I’ve been working on. References ***Correction: At 4:17 in the podcast the speaker refers to Prensky (2007). This should state Prensky (2014).

Zen-i-fy Your Presentation Style

If you’re interested in improving your presentation style watch the embedded slide deck and remember:
tell a story that will connect with your audience
use high quality images that are free to use and share
minimize your use of text

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…

Blogger and Google Apps in the Classroom – Some examples

Why Blog? (the short version) How can a blog enhance and redefine learning? Blogging and other online applications can be used to create learning opportunities for students in which they are able to build autonomy, mastery, and purpose within the context of school and their lives.  Research has shown that when people are given these three opportunities (autonomy,…

Shift: A Final Reflection

As I sit and reflect after reading the final chapter of Alan November’s Digital Learning Farm, one thing comes to mind:  paradigm shift.  November gives a lot examples of teachers using forms of technology to reshape their classrooms, but really what is happening is that teachers are shifting from a traditional approach to a new hands…