Well, we are almost done with the 4th quarter and, overall, I feel like my pilot group has been a success! Most of the kids have greatly improved their math content knowledge through the use of their choice of digital content. I’m sad that we are coming to an end…especially as we’ve had so much… Continue reading Update on Math Intervention
Professional Development…two words that, when uttered, make a teacher groan. It has become synonymous with boring, unengaging, lectures about the latest and greatest thing in education. Teachers leave without any major takeaways and feel like they’ve wasted their time. I get it. I’ve been on both ends of sitting in a “sit and get” style… Continue reading Is Professional Development Really Working?
They say that hindsight is 20/20 and I feel that is definitely true in my school. I assumed so much about teacher beliefs and foundations at the start of this implementation. I assumed that teachers had an accurate understanding about formative assessment and its use in the classroom. I assumed that teachers had moved past… Continue reading Why Our Motto (Failing Forward) is so Appropriate…
Over the past five weeks we have focused on a topic of our choice to be our focus when writing an article for publication. I chose to discuss our pitfalls and successes when implementing a blended learning instructional model. Here is the Powtoon I created as an intro to my article.
As part of diving into how technology can be used in education, we were asked the question “How has technology impacted your life?” As part of the Millenial generation, technology is an integral part of my life both personally and professionally. I have had a cell phone since I could drive. I now have the… Continue reading Tools in my Toolbelt
Over the past five weeks I have been learning about different aspects of digital citizenship. Overall, I feel like I grew in my depth of knowledge regarding digital citizenship. I was already familiar with Ribble’s Nine Elements but enjoyed diving deeper into the topics. One of my weakest aspects in regards to digital citizenship was,… Continue reading Reflection on Digital Citizenship
This week we have focused on Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices” (Hinduja & Patchin, 2015). In a society where most people have access to some form of social media via their cell phone, cyberbullying has reached a new level.… Continue reading The Costs of Cyberbullying