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Tag Instructional Design

Week One Online Report Card

It is report card time and the school is sending my son’s report card through the mail, the U.S. Postal Service.  That is where K-12 education has ended this week, reduced to sheltering in place in our homes and the… Continue Reading →

Day # School From Home #COVID19

With ever-increasing days under our belt as remote teachers, thousands of educators are likely taking stock this morning.  If this is the new normal, how normal was yesterday? School From Home: If this is the new normal, how normal was… Continue Reading →

School-From-Home with Your Children

Extraordinary circumstances are culminating in an extended period of time for students to be out of school.  Parents are now forced into a role they may not have the expertise to feel confident in and students are confused by the… Continue Reading →

The 12 Days of C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶m̶a̶s̶ HotLunchTray

Traditionally the 12 Days of Christmas starts on Christmas and extends roughly through teacher break; however it was celebrated in times of old is fine, but that’s how I observe it now.  My stance is that fewer Geese a Laying… Continue Reading →

Interaction in Virtual Communities

Virtual Communities Virtual Communities include online courses and social media platforms.  Online classes offer a variety of interactions. Some are expected and unexpected; there are also some interactions that do more to build social presence than others.  Online classes have… Continue Reading →

Learning in a Course Versus Social Media

Differentiating Course and Community Both coursework and interactions in online learning communities, such as social media, are concerned with literacies.  Song “pluralizes the word” literacy to denote the multiple literacies today’s students have to possess to interact and learn successfully… Continue Reading →

I am Serving my Audience or I am Not

The days of compulsory attendance of professional learning have ended. Well, maybe not completely yet, but we should act as if they have. You should be acting as if the days of compulsory attendance of your training has ended. Here… Continue Reading →

The Real Problem you have with #EdTech

Well, maybe not “you,” but the real problem that someone-you-know has with educational technology… Resilience You are not always able to spring back quickly from a difficult #edtech challenge.  The unplanned can stop you in your tracks and you are… Continue Reading →

Your Syllabus. The #edtech Version.

It’s the time of year we bring kids back to classes. And has been jokingly been referred to as Xbox Detox. However, back to school time is not just about pulling the plug, but instead redirecting thinking.  Some of the… Continue Reading →

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