An Experience with 1:1

For the uninitiated, let me explain the terminology.  There is a push in many schools now to go 1:1 (“one to one”), which means that each student has a school-issued electronic device to use for school work.  1,115 more words

Middle School

I'll Be The Judge Of That, Thank You.

Why wait to be told you need to change your practice, when you can do it yourself?

For generations of teachers, the three yearly lesson observations have been stressful, confusing and unproductive. 364 more words


Friday Five: PCTELA at NCTE

Today hordes of English teachers have gathered in Washington DC to attend the annual NCTE conference. This year’s theme is Story as the Landscape of Knowing. 13 more words

Friday Five

5 Things I Loved About Last Week: NCTE Version #celebratelu 11/21/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week.

It’s the all NCTE edition of Celebrate! 672 more words


Reflections on Professional Development - EdCamp

In CEP811, we had the opportunity to participate in a virtual EdCamp experience.  My reflections on this experience are included in this post.

I have participated in EdCamps before and really enjoy the structure.   616 more words


A PD Day and Assessment

I attended a PD session today focusing on assessment for learning and assessment as learning.  It was in a format where our secondary teachers were split across two locations.   387 more words


Multiple device workflow

A colleague recently asked me about my “device workflow”. She noticed that I use different devices for different purposed, and am able to use the different devices to produce various types of content. 166 more words