ISTE Day 4 Reflection, Ideas: Give students a launchpad not just a platform.

In today's powerful keynote Jennie Magiera (@MsMagiera) called on all educators to share their inner selves and the untold stories of our students, struggles, and successes. The big take away? Tell your story and, more importantly, make your classroom into a launchpad for students to take ownership of their own stories and share them globally. … Continue reading ISTE Day 4 Reflection, Ideas: Give students a launchpad not just a platform.

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ISTE Day 3 Reflection, Ideas: 12 Tools That I’m Taking Home

Today I had the amazing opportunity to be a fan girl for George Couros's presentation on┬átransitioning from teaching digital citizenship to digital leadership. Instead of warning, cautioning, and bubble wrapping our students before letting them use social media or web 2.0 tools, we need to teach them how to make a positive digital footprint. There … Continue reading ISTE Day 3 Reflection, Ideas: 12 Tools That I’m Taking Home

ISTE 2017 Day 2 Reflection, Ideas: “What you learned without joy, you forget without sorrow.”

Today was the first official day of ISTE 2017 complete with an amazing keynote speaker, Jad Abumrad (@jadabumrad). My podcast┬áloving heart was bursting to meet the creator of one of my favorite podcasts, More Perfect.     While Jad spoke I couldn't help but notice the amount of joy that he takes from his work, … Continue reading ISTE 2017 Day 2 Reflection, Ideas: “What you learned without joy, you forget without sorrow.”

ISTE 2017 Day 1 Reflection, Ideas: Cultivating a growth mindset in your school community

So I had this idea... to go to ISTE 2017 in San Antonio. While the conference technically doesn't start until tomorrow my husband and I drove down a day early to attend an un-conference, Hack Education, lead by Steve Hargadon (@stevehargadon). Big Idea from Day #1: How can we help cultivate a growth mindset for … Continue reading ISTE 2017 Day 1 Reflection, Ideas: Cultivating a growth mindset in your school community