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Category MOOC

Massive Open Online Course

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 →

What Makes this MOOC Different?

You may have signed up for a Massive Open Online Course, or a MOOC, already. And if you signed up, you may have dropped out; most people drop out of MOOCs. Some say completion rates (from sign-up to completion) are around 15%, but… Continue Reading →

Next Level Professional Learning

My affinity for the promise of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, is well documented. However, while enrolled with thousands of colleagues I did identify the experience as disconnected from my daily practice. I sometimes wanted to brainstorm with local… Continue Reading →

Passion Project: Personalized Professional Learning

Today #AprilBlogaDay asked what is my passion project? Before I answered, I took a look at what I really pour myself into at work and came up with personalized professional learning.   I am lucky. I am in a sweet spot… Continue Reading →

In the Mood for a MOOC? Join me for #K12BlendedLearning

You might remember that I love a good MOOC. And if you didn’t remember that, I should point out that last year I tried out five Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the first MOOC I finished was a Coursera one… Continue Reading →

Getting Started with MinecraftEDU #MOOC

Week One Summary This is an assignment for the course Getting Started with MinecraftEDU found at the Canvas Network.  How could/should video games be incorporated into the a regular school environment? To know a young person now-a-days is to know a gamer…. Continue Reading →

Professional Development Happens

This post is part of a Link-up. For similar posts search Category Linking Up. Professional Development has happened to all of us, in a library or cafeteria, from 4:00-4:30 weekly or {insert your own sad, sad example}. While I did… Continue Reading →

October Link-up: Free Professional Development

Professional Development shouldn’t be something which happens *to* you. It shouldn’t be something which others plan for you. So, for Connected Educators Month, share where are you finding your own, free professional development now a days. Link up your existing… Continue Reading →

Why are you going back to school?

Why are you going back to work in your school district this year? Perhaps “because the summer is over” is not a deep enough answer? There are many jobs in any school district, but the vast majority of employees are in the classroom… Continue Reading →

The TOOL Experience #SPLS14 Presentation #eTeacherTOOL #MOOC

Georgia Virtual Learning’s 2014 Summer Professional Learning Symposium “The TOOL Experience” Presentation Presentation Notes Who am I and why did I complete the #eTeacherTOOL? I am an educator since 1998. I started teaching in elementary and ended up in middle… Continue Reading →

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