Mousetrap Vehicle Project – Teacher Reflection

This is a cross-post that originated on the blog of my Fusion (STEM) Cohort at St George’s School.  References to location of student blogs and further details are available at https://sgsfusi...

ISABC Pro-D Day 2015

I’m just home from a wonderful day of interacting with my colleagues from all of the Independent Schools’ Association schools at our annual Pro-D Conference and wanted to jot down a couple...

Learning Goals and PLEs

Most good teaching begins with a hunch.  A year or so ago, I was trying to find a way of getting my students to understand the power of personal learning networks (PLNs) and the idea that their socia...

Putting my Money where my PLN Mouth is

Have you ever taken a step back from your Personal Learning Network and looked at who has ended up in it?  If you’re anything like me (and you know you are!), you’ve spent months or years...

ePortfolios: A Student’s Perspective

While the paperwork is yet to be complete, the last assignment was passed this past weekend.  I’m, for all intents and purposes, done my MLIS!  It feels great, and a little sad, to have finish...

Google Reader Alternative

The whole announcement around the killing of Google Reader has got me thinking a lot about what I want out of an RSS feed aggregator.  I will admit that I was never crazy about the look of Google Rea...

Hump Week

This was Hump Week for our PLE Project.  The half of the class that was getting course credit for their participation are on to a new course and the rest are at or are nearing the midpoint of their m...

The Tipping Point

I will start by apologizing to Malcolm Gladwell.  While he did not coin the phrase “tipping point,” he certainly did bring it back into everyday speech in recent years.  I have not r...

Educational Technology Vision: One idea

The educational world that we live in is in a great state of change.  I’m not sure that our concepts of education are going through the greatest change in history – I can imagine that the...