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Where I Learn

I came across an interesting discussion post in a course I am teaching. The post wanted to know where I learn and how I manage my professional learning network (PLN) I try to respond in a variety of ways to… Continue Reading →

Documentation Upgrade

Documentation Upgrade We should acknowledge that an undercurrent of the pandemic in K-12 was stalled support. I find myself updating documentation and am startled by the significance of the changes. The scheduled documentation upgrade was often the last task to… Continue Reading →

Edu Supply Chain Disruptions

Edu Supply Chain Disruptions The pandemic has disrupted many supply chains. The edu supply chain disruptions will have a wide-reaching impact for years to come. There are really two levels of disruptions, for educators and for students. The edu supply… Continue Reading →

Remote Skills for Next Semester

Remote Skills for Next Semester As the new semester approaches, K12 teachers should review all their synchronous and asynchronous online remote skills. While educators have learned so much, there are increasingly new ways to apply those skills. COVID-19 variants are… Continue Reading →

No one is Coming to Save Teachers

If 2021 taught me anything, it is that no one is coming to save teachers. We need to save ourselves. No one is Coming to Save Teachers I tweeted this in response to a wonderful educator I follow on Twitter,… Continue Reading →

Teacher Communication Upgrade Infographic

Teacher Communication Upgrade Communication in an in-person classroom and a blended learning classroom is the same according to Gurley (2018). Given the opportunity, teachers default to face-to-face communication to assure understanding. Consider when/Imagine if you had students both in-person and… Continue Reading →

Taking Notes Online

Taking Notes Online K12 is very invested in synchronous time between teachers and students online when in-person is not possible. A traditional format in 6-12 in-person classrooms has been notetaking. Without structure, this process is destined to fail in person,… Continue Reading →

Social Presence in Online Environments

Social Presence in Online Environments Online environments require instructors to craft their social presence in online environments. Two methods I recommend to K12 educators are an effective online environment introduction by the instructor and the use of memes by both… Continue Reading →

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