A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers. The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. I always heard there wasn’t enough time before school/after school or during the day to do professional development. Check out this blog post to learn more. Professional Development

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3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

It is definitely convenient, but does this lead to better learning in the classroom? My answer is that it could actually lead to worse learning, faster. Look at EdCamp. This has become one of the best ways that educators have taken ownership of their own learning yet technology is not necessarily at the forefront of this process; it is the process of the professional learning that is innovative. It is the same for personal as it is for professional.

Why #techquity

Educator Innovator

Technologists like Campbell, like me, see increased access as an opportunity to strengthen teaching and accelerate learning that schools may not recognize, much less seize. “An equitable education system…is one in which student achievement and learning are not predictable by race, class, language, gender, sexual orientation, or other such social factors.” They also showed important agency for their learning by approaching me for an interview.