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Influence

Influence

I just started reading Influencer-The New Science of Leading Change written by several leaders in best practice training products and services.  Sounds kind of dry, right?  Actually, no.  I was very surprised on how easy it was to pick it up given the title and the…

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Playground PD #ISTE2015

Playground PD #ISTE2015

During the 2015 ISTE conference, I volunteered to help in the Digital Storytelling playground. Brad Wilson, co-founder of WriteAbout, and I shared the morning shift helping with the first sandbox/table. The playground consisted of seven sandbox/table areas highlighting a learning goal equipped with a list…

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I did it and I survived

I did it and I survived

So I am literally 9 minutes removed from my first “big stage” presentation at ISTE, a 1 in 3 (1 topic, 3 minutes) on design thinking. I don’t think I’ve ever learned as much in three minutes as I just did. Not from my presentation, but…

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TICL

TICL

Last week, I was fortunate to attend and present at TICL in Storm Lake, Iowa. The collaborative efforts of Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA converge to create a three day conference on Buena Vista University’s beautiful campus. I appreciated the enthusiasm of keynote Tony…

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Guest Blog: Susan Oehlertz, PAC MAKER DAYS, Full Steam Ahead

Guest Blog: Susan Oehlertz, PAC MAKER DAYS, Full Steam Ahead

The magic and power behind PAC’s Maker Days, read about it HERE. 

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#JJAProject Capture, Create, and Share

#JJAProject Capture, Create, and Share

Thanks to my treasured PLN, I learned of #jjaproject. During the summer months (June, July, August), share pictures to the hashtag using your favorite social media channels. I will be posting to Instagram and Twitter. Feel free to edit and add text. I plan to…

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Worth the Conversation: Screenshots of Instagram Pics/Art/Law/Money

Worth the Conversation: Screenshots of Instagram Pics/Art/Law/Money

Reporter, Jessica Contrara, published in the Washington Post’s Style Blog: This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part…

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The roars of approval as we revert back to what we’ve always done

The roars of approval as we revert back to what we’ve always done

George Couros said: Sometimes when the statement is made, “it is not about technology, it is about pedagogy”, you then hear the roars of approval, and off we go on our merry way with nothing changing for many students. In reality sometimes it is about…

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Living Your Legacy: Author Courtney E.

Living Your Legacy: Author Courtney E.

Last week I wrote a post on my own blog about what it means to live your legacy. After publishing the initial post, I decided to go out and find students who are doing just that. So for my first interview, I’d love for you…

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What We are Told, What Some Tell…(Spot the Fallacy)

What We are Told, What Some Tell…(Spot the Fallacy)

Too often a misunderstanding or a fear breeds an untruth. Too often all that is sensational sells as gold when really it is nothing more than a cheaply painted metal ring about to leave its green mark on our finger. It is easy to accept…

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Suppressed

Suppressed

How many of us have students like this in our classrooms? …but in our classrooms student excitement, creativity, engagement, deeper thinking, and joy are suppressed by classroom structures such as: teaching to the test, using cookbook science activities, allowing suppressive schedules limiting divergent thinking. All…

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VOXER for capturing the learning process

VOXER for capturing the learning process

If we’ve chatted recently, you probably know that I’m pretty much obsessed with Voxer. In fact, I even find myself getting annoyed with people that I have to send text messages to, because I’d much rather just Vox them. If you are unfamiliar with Voxer,…

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Who will tell your story?

Who will tell your story?

Each week I get the opportunity to work with children as they try to make a difference in the world. Each week I get to experience amazing stories, first hand. In Laura Seiser’s 2nd grade class students are working on writing and illustrating their “dreams for the…

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Sharing More of the Awesome

Sharing More of the Awesome

Often what gets attention is not what is right with the world, but what is wrong. After Leslie Pralle Keehn and I attended our first Google Summit, we were inspired to capture stories of innovation and inspiration. In the spirit of that quest and the…

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Poetics, Apps Gone Free

Poetics, Apps Gone Free

I write poetry daily. In fact, several of my posts on this blog were written in poetic form. Thanks to @appsgonefree (this is both a website and app),  I recently added #poetics to the numerous avenues I choose to create. Daily, @appsgonefree delivers a list of iPhone…

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Guest Post – Dane Barner, How to Fix Education: Stop Eating Cheeseburgers

Guest Post – Dane Barner, How to Fix Education: Stop Eating Cheeseburgers

Guest post from Dane Barner (@mrbarnerwcms) cross posted from Around the Corner Thinking So, let’s talk about change. People say that education is always changing, but I say that it’s not. I say that we (thinking of the SAMR model) substitute one thing for another…

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Guest Post – Dane Barner, How to Fix Education: Education Reform (Part 2)

Guest Post – Dane Barner, How to Fix Education: Education Reform (Part 2)

Guest Post from Dane Barner (@mrbarnerwcms) cross posted from Around the Corner Thinking So, I posted How To Fix Education a few weeks ago. It was revolutionary (if you didn’t read that with the appropriate amount of sarcasm, please read it again with much more…

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Sharing the Awesome

Sharing the Awesome

Often what gets attention is not what is right with the world, but what is wrong. After Leslie Pralle Keehn and I attended our first Google Summit, we were inspired to capture stories of innovation and inspiration. In the spirit of that quest and the…

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Lose Weight Now! A Diet Plan for a Healthy Classroom

Lose Weight Now! A Diet Plan for a Healthy Classroom

So many times, especially in December and January, I find myself grabbing the remote to fast forward through the latest diet fad or workout program Judgment of my lack of workout ethic aside, go with me on this for a minute. These commercials, combined with…

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The challenges of digital leadership

The challenges of digital leadership

I wrote an article for the National Association of Independent Schools on the challenges of digital leadership. Here are a few quotes to whet your appetite! Schools often purchase software, computer devices, and technology-based learning systems because they are effective marketing tools for recruitment, or…

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