You Can Make it! We all need motivation, especially at the end of a long school year. Every year comes crawling to an end, but some years drag you through potholes and over mountains to get there. No matter what your line of work, having someone who can help you re-calibrate is vitally important, especially … Continue reading Are You Burnt Out?
Have you considered if the kids in your class or home are socially ready for the technology they use? How do you know? Look for future articles about starting the conversation about kids, technology, and how to know if they are really ready to collaborate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QHOBDnB0mU Resources: Photo credits: all images retrieved from Pixabay.com under … Continue reading Speaking of Digital Citizenship…
Being a good Digital Citizen isn't that difficult. It boils down to a short list of important considerations described in depth at Mike Ribble's website. Here's a simple interpretation.
Good digital citizenship is about being a positive force in the digital world. Here's something to think about...click the cover. Copyright 2017 Judy B. Cornelius; for personal reference only.
It's challenging trying to get society to change. Truthfully, it's really too much for one, two, or even a hundred people to take on alone, but if it's important enough, it's worth trying. Lately, while learning about the many sides of digital citizenship, I have developed a mantra for my school to present as part … Continue reading Digital Citizenship – Begins Here
How to give proper credit where credit is due If you're like me, your understanding of technology and its related parts goes only as deep as is necessary to get the job done. Nothing wrong with that, I say, but in the age of digital citizenship, we ought to know more about how to cite … Continue reading CC (Creative Commons) Explained
This week, while pouring over content to expand my knowledge of citizenship versus digital citizenship, I stumbled across an old resource from a class I took last year. It led me on a squirrel chase where I discovered an entire curriculum that was exactly what I have been dreaming of creating for my school. The … Continue reading What My School Needs Next
Have you wondered if all your hard work will somehow make a difference to anyone? I have. Deep inside I know I have brought significant change to my school but this week I actually watched the evidence of that change through a program a new teacher introduced last month, a classroom version of TED … Continue reading Freedom to Learn: A story of success
It's finished. My first online course. It may not make you a rocket scientist, but if you want to learn all about Google and how to use its resources in the classroom, you can master it pretty easily by following the content in my online course. Then you'll know how to help students become rocket … Continue reading Reflecting on Creating Something New
The topic of quality has reared its head several times this week so I thought I would share some thoughts. While working on my newly created online course, Google Tools Workshop, which is nearly finished, I learned a great deal about what makes an online course "good". In his 2015 book, Teaching in a Digital … Continue reading Building Quality Classes