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Three Things about SAMR

Recently I listened to SAMR described in a new way which changed my opinion of its immediate usefulness with educators. When you view popular SAMR graphics you may consider your lesson planning process, how you cannot move all your lessons “up the ladder”… Continue Reading →

What your TPACK is Missing

The TPACK graphic is compelling. The complex relationship between the demands of teaching are well represented. And ideally balanced. The overlapping sweet spots are easily pictured by experienced educators. How I See TPACK The nature of my job is that I… Continue Reading →

Using Technology How?

This is a version of a Type I & Type II Technologies presentation from 2011, presented at a local educational technology conference. So much has changed since then, but the purposes of technology in the classroom are increasingly important and worthy of… Continue Reading →

Show Blended Learning in a Lesson Plan

I loved writing out a good lesson plan. And I was always disappointed when an administrator didn’t look in my plan book for the lesson plan. There was some art (and a few arrows) there – and my boss missed it. Teachers… Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Technology Partner, Home.

As an educator you can count on learning new technologies. But what about as a parent? How do you involve parents in classroom technology? As a parent, what kind of technology partner are you supposed to be? Teachers, Students, and Parents are all… Continue Reading →

Distribution of Learning

Three months. That’s a long time to distribute building a professional learning experience. However, I am proud of it for several reasons. I am also sad that this is unique, that I do not get to replicate this distribution of learning with other… Continue Reading →

Disciplinary Literacy, next level Content Literacy

For years, I’ve proudly explained my content specialities in grades 4-8 as having a strong focus on “content literacy.” Imagine my surprise during the first video in MOOC, when they explained that content literacy is an intermediary step with Disciplinary Literacy being the… Continue Reading →

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