January 2016 Blog Posts (8)

Why I am Excited to be a Part of Classroom 2.0

     I am currently taking online courses at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO.  The courses that I am taking focus on technology in education.  As a part of one of the assignments, our professor asked us to find a professional group to follow and with which we could contribute.  I looked through several links that she provided, trying to find one that I felt fit my needs.  I did not take this lightly, as I am always trying to build my PLN, and because I wanted to find a group that I…


Added by Melinda S Botkin on January 30, 2016 at 6:07am — No Comments

Review of an AUP

According to the National Education Association, they suggest that an effective AUP should contain the six elements of a preamble, definition section, policy statement, acceptable uses section, unacceptable uses section and a violations/sanctions section.  After contacting my children’s principal and getting a copy of the AUP, I quickly realized their policy does not follow the NEA suggested format.  The first thing I noticed was the name.  The district does not call it an AUP.  They refer…


Added by Dan Hill on January 27, 2016 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Investigating Bloom's Taxonomy

The thing I noticed the most about Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs was they stayed relatively the same from the revised chart to the digital chart.  The basis for each verb was very similar in “old school” vs. “new school”.  For example, the lowest order of thinking skills is remembering.  The basic concept of remember is the same between both trains of thought.  It is the ability to remember or recall information.  The difference is how it is accomplished.  Under the…


Added by Dan Hill on January 24, 2016 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

peer learners in Rural areas in India

I have seen a lots of students in village areas are having good knowledge when compare to urban students. The reason for the extraordinary knowledge might be media I think. Teaching learning Process in classrooms is an initial Process among students.Out of this classroom learning the students are having media impact and thro the media they learn themselfs.The teachers are lacking behing the students I feel.A reasearch is needed to findout the reasons for the KAS of students towards Media.

Added by JAYARAMACHANDRAN on January 24, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments

Lean In

I  go to lots of PD days and learn new stuff all the time, but there are only so many bandwagons I can jump on.

When I'm sitting in a presentation, I'm all in. I buy whatever they're selling. It's only when I walk out and start thinking about the real world scenarios where I will use this. I often come up short somehow. I don't have the time, the support, the resources. I quit before I even begin.

What I've changed about my attitude is I've taken Sheryl Sandberg's approach and…


Added by Eileen Lennon on January 19, 2016 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Are You a Critical Thinker?

Graduate student at Capella University seeking 115 K-12 teachers with 5 or fewer years’ experience to participate in a one-hour online study of critical thinking, self-assessed teaching skills and career intentions.  

Your participation is confidential.  Get your free score sent to your e-mail directly from the publisher TalentLens.  No fees, no additional solicitations. (The study is limited to 115 teachers with less than 6 years of experience who have been credentialed in the U.S.…


Added by heidi weishuk on January 18, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

What's a PLN?

A PLN is a Personal Learning Network. It sounds very cool and it's an idea that is gaining ground. Because of all the social media sites that are available to teachers, you can find anyone that is a mentor or inspiration for you and what you do.

Since I'm the only technology teacher in my building, I don't get to talk to other tech teachers about the challenges I face in my school. It helps to talk to other teachers who face the same challenges.

So how…


Added by Eileen Lennon on January 11, 2016 at 8:42am — No Comments


EdCampNYC was a great event this past weekend. I woke up on Saturday wondering why I signed up for this, but after the day was over, I was very glad I did. I feel like a phone that's been fully recharged.

I catch up with friends and colleagues, I meet new friends and colleagues, and I learn from both. EdCamps attendees are the type of people that want to be the best at what they do so they therefore inspire each other along the way. They are good as some aspect of the job, and want to…


Added by Eileen Lennon on January 11, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

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