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Coronavirus Student Journal

[Insert Child’s Eye Roll Here] 🙄 I have many stories from when I was growing up living in Michigan.  I feel confident my boys can recite them by heart.  There is the one where I was in college and I… Continue Reading →

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 →

Prepare for School Closures

As schools either close or think about what closing would mean for them, here are some things to consider.  Schools are struggling with how their actions would impact the community.  What are the factors your school or district is considering?… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Preparations

S̶o̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶p̶a̶n̶d̶e̶m̶i̶c̶ ̶y̶e̶t̶.̶ UPDATED: March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.  But teachers typically don’t wait to prepare for something. The global financial market is fluctuating as the news spreads of… 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 →

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 →

Ready to Teach Online?

I’ve been ready to teach online for years. Or so I thought. The more I learn about it, the more I realize I have much more to learn. Maybe you have had similar thoughts and wonderings and would appreciate an… Continue Reading →

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