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Have you heard people talking about Google Docs and wondered what is the big deal? Or how can Google Docs really be that different from the more traditional word processing tools? Here are five ways it’s different and how it can make your life easier as an educator!...
Author and educator Kathy Cassidy discusses her new book and how primary teachers can integrate technology into the classroom. Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, makes a compelling case for connecting our youngest students to the world,...
I began to think about the kinds of professional learning we offer at Powerful Learning Practice and asked myself if we were honoring what teachers want. We are a small, intimate group here at PLP, but we have huge hearts and an extensive amount of combined experience both in and out of the classroom when it comes to pedagogy and future ready learning.
As an educator I want my students and their families to be a part of our daily learning. When this is encouraged, parents feel welcomed to engage. Through our ability to model this and offer invitations to extend learning outside of our classrooms parents begin to work alongside us, the teachers who are working hard each day to make a difference for all of our students.
Blogging has created amazing opportunities for me to share my voice using an asynchronous tool to be transparent about what I am exploring and discovering in regards to learning and how technology can really enhance learning experiences for myself and my students.
We’d like to invite the whole Powerful Learning Practice network to join us for a special event on April 1: Experienced Voices – a webinar about inquiry-based, technology-infused, student-centered learning.
Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning. We need to be chanting: empowerment, collaboration, equity, agency, self actualization, and transcendence for kids and for us all within a system that serves as the birth place for every other profession. We need to be chanting these things instead of technology, technology, technology.
In today’s environment it’s not uncommon to see our educational systems taken for granted. Should we care and are they worth the fight?
This checklist for Future Ready Schools can be used by schools, districts, or individual educators to determine if a particular online activity is valuable and worth their time. The checklist also addresses best practice at the design level.
I woke up to this... I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about your influence on my teaching career. I was at Valdosta State about 17 years ago. You observed me teaching a lesson on point of view, and I used the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. It...