Daniel Sharpe
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McGlone Elementary/ DCIS Montbello
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About Me
In 2007 I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I immediately began work as a 5th grade math teacher a Murphy Creek K-8 in Aurora Public Schools. As a young teacher I had much to learn and was fortunate to be coached in math instruction weekly by our math teacher leader. As I grew in my instructional understandings I began to explore ways of integrating my love for technology into that math I instructed to students.

Today I work as the Instructional Technology Director for McGlone Elementary and DCIS Montbello where I support teachers in technology integration to support best teaching practices. Preparing our students for the 21st Century requires a pedagogical shift in how we view student learning. By constantly pushing my teachers to put students first, we attempt to facilitate an education shift that is fragmented and absent in most public school sectors. A storm of innovation is brewing in education and although I am a “vapor in the wind” I will continue to learn and advocate for students as long as my body allows.

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Online Learning Reflection

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

I’ve been actively involved in an online course through Treehouse (www.treehouse.com). Here I’ve been learning Java Script coding to learn how to create applications for the Android operating system. Each course is broken up into stages, which are broken into various videos, quizzes, and what are called code challenges. For example, the lesson Building a Simple Android App, is broken into 6 stages. In the first stage, there’s an introduction…

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Virtual Reality Reflection

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 1:52pm 0 Comments

                As I reflect on virtual reality in education, I’m not sure I see the benefits of systems like Minecraft and Second Life. I understand that there are teachers who have found ways to create, simulate, and collaborate within these environments however, I wonder if learning is really occurring. In some of my research I found that Second Life hosts “virtual learning” landscapes where students log in virtually and go participate in learning excursions, build simulations, etc.…

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Social Media Reflection

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 2:22pm 1 Comment

I haven’t completed much research in the past on social networks because I’ve spent my time working at an Elementary School where social networking is not allowed. I’ve also been pretty much blocked from every social media site by my district’s proxy. After reviewing the various sites I understand that many of them collect student information and is probably one reason why they’re blocked. I was really surprised to see that the one social network tool that’s approved in my district is…

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Review of Denver Public Schools Technology AUP

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 9:07pm 0 Comments

In my research I found that my district has four AUPs covering email, internet, network, and copyright. Every one of these documents has a preamble which essentially describes the service that DPS provides (e.g. email, internet, or network) and who the policy applies to however, each document is missing some key elements. For example our email policy is directed toward staff only (not children) and doesn't describe how the policy was developed yet, our Network Connection policy goes into…

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