Hello friends.. As we get ready for AECT, I know there are lot of Vegans and Vegetarians in the organization. While not everyone loves Vegas my husband and I love how he can eat so many places as a vegetarian. Vegas is a great place for foodies, especially for vegetarians. So here are some suggestions … Continue reading Vegas for My Vegan and Vegetarian Friends →
Gosh, yesterday was a busy day.. I am actually documenting a lot of what is happening and I am learning through Twitter but Let me recap. Morning started with me sitting at a table with professors from Wayne State College in Nebraska (there are so many cornhuskers here!) I ended up doing some impromptu demos … Continue reading InstructureCon: →
What a fun day.. My apple watch approves.. Exercise ring from walking to lunch and 2x move ring.. I was fortunate to attend a preconference session by @RachelAnnEdtech about creating engaging blended learning. There were several things I liked about the session. It was very movement oriented and not too sit and get. It was … Continue reading Day 2 in Long Beach – PreCon at InstructureCon! →
So I was fortunately to get a direct flight from OKC to LAX but I had leave at 6am to arrive at 7:15 in LA. Since i did not have anything scheduled until 8am . on Tuesday, I took the opportunity to be a tourist. I started with a . hearty breakfast at the … Continue reading Day one in Long Beach #instcon Tourist Day →
So I am sitting here with my dog getting ready to go to Instructure Con.. and I am trying to think about my goals. i rarely get to go to conferences any more where my main goal is to learn. so I am excited about that. So here are my goals, as of now.. have … Continue reading Going to InstructureCon →
I was lucky to be able to present at IU southeast this week.. here are my presentations..
ius 2019 final keynote presentation
I had the privilege of attending a town hall meeting hosted by the OU Law School Center for International Business and Human Rights http://www.law.ou.edu/IBHRCenter. They had a session describing how Facebook is seeking to form review panels of facebook users to help set their community standards. They will likely have a website that will allow … Continue reading Town Hall on Facebook Community Oversight Board →
In my undergraduate technology course, we finally (after years of talking about it) separated the secondary majors (social studies, language arts, foreign language, science and math) from the early childhood and elementary majors. We still teach the ISTE standards for Educators but this semester they are taking on a new look in each of the … Continue reading Why I am in love in Thunkable this week →
So the other day, I got a message.. Congratulations this is your Twitter Versary you have been on twitter for 7 years! I actually was on twitter longer than 7 years but 7 years is when I created my account that I ended up using professionally and regularly. Its funny because I was reflection on … Continue reading my 7th Anniversary on Twitter →
Here is my presentation Twitter from the Academic Tech Expo.
Computer Science Education week is happening December 3rd to the 8th.. during this week people around the world will be providing opportunities for children in all grades to learn about computer science and possible careers using computer science skills. In Oklahoma Computer Science Education is a new initiative with our standards just approved last spring. … Continue reading CSED2018 →
There is an American saying that dates back to the 20’s to describe getting a behind the scenes look at how something is created.. I got that experience this year, at least the second half of it.. and it was fascinating.. So the ISTE conference – International Society for Technology in Education – there were … Continue reading ISTE Conference … Seeing how the Sausage is made. →
My students are participating in an everyone can create challenge around the the themes of community, tradition, or family over Thanksgiving week. For some a creativity challenge is overwhelming so I thought I would make an example and share with them the kind of reflections that I expect to see from them on the process. … Continue reading My Everyone Can Create Example →
So I decided to quit fighting on Thanksgiving Week. Absenteeism is high and students are not invested.. (and half of our classes do not meet and half do) So we decided to go virtual this year with an everyone can create challenge. They are challenged to do something around the big theme of community, family … Continue reading OU Create Challenge – Thanksgiving 2018 →
So two weeks ago my students were fortunate to attend the Connect ED showcase at Arthur Elementary. Connect ED is a program from Apple that provided 1 to 1 iPads and awesome professional development to some of the most economically challenged schools in the country. We are lucky enough to have one of those schools … Continue reading Can’t plan everything… and that is awesome.. →
I just want to share some thing that I learned in the last few weeks that I will use again in the future. As a professor doing reviews is a necessary evil. Peer review is what drives our world, in journals, in conferences, and in our promotion and tenure. I have been in charge of … Continue reading The Power of Gratitude →
So today in your preservice technology class we were talking about digital equity. As their reading response, students were asked to make a Pamphlet (4 page) epub using pages about why Digital equity matters. but honestly, discussing topics, can be like pulling teeth.. and so I wanted to find a better way.. So since I … Continue reading Using a Collaborative Pages Epub as a discussion tool. →
How we use the ISTE Standards for Educators in Preservice Education.
Activity to downloand.
For those in Ed Tech, especially those that work with schools and inservice teachers, you are likely aware of the ACOT studies of the 1980’s.. And this book sharing the qualitative results of their experiences https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Technology-Creating-Student-Centered-Classrooms/dp/0807735868 ACOT stands for Apple Classroom of Tomorrow and was a landmark study by Apple about how technology could transform … Continue reading Apple Connect ED →
So this year, I have been working on myself a little.. I had a job coach in fall and took a class on emotional reflection .. (both of these made available by wayfinding academy connections) So some things that I noticed about myself that is good for those of us in higher education to think … Continue reading Reflective moment.. Having it all come together →