Three TCEA TechNotes Blog EntriesThese first three blog entries make reference to ISTE Standards. The last two include other learning related activities. All entries appeared in the TCEA TechNotes blog online at
- Five Guideposts for Making Learning Connections: How do you connect your own learning with others? One way that I create learning connections involves blogging. It translates into reflecting on my own efforts and setting loose learning goals. These flexible goals allow me to learn at my own pace as I move forward towards measurable growth. But I did not always approach learning this way. It began when I decided to blog for a global audience. In this blog entry, let’s explore what it means to be a learner in a hyper-connected world.
- Engaging Strategies for Physical Computing: “I enjoyed the hands-on and engaging session,” said one workshop participant. “It was awesome,” said another. The session was Physical Computing and Computational Thinking.
How can we make connections between teacher as facilitator and
computational thinking? Let’s explore key design principles aligned to
the ISTE Standards for Educators.
- Five Steps to Leading Campus Tech Efforts: What happens when you blow people’s minds because what you’ve shared changes their perspective in a radical way? What happens when participants get a new way to see teaching, learning, and leading? That’s when counters are reset to zero and learning begins anew. It’s at this moment as you feel unsure about all that you know that your supervisor drops the request. “Can you take the lead in supporting blending technology into what we do on campus?” This blog entry explores five critical steps.
- Effectively Assessing Digital Learning: “I’m working on a technology grant. We have to assess students in grades 5-8. I need a free, cheap digital literacy assessment for 5-8th grade,” Janet said. “Do you have any ideas?” The question made me pause for a moment, casting back over time. Where had I seen such an assessment before? Mankato Public Schools had one, a simple listing of technology skills for students. That had been over twelve years ago. Learning.com has such an assessment, but it costs money. Then, I had a flash of insight. Was a list of digital skills the best way to approach this?
- Walk and Talk Podcasts: Podcasts are a powerful tool for capturing learning on the go. Let’s see how as we adapt a few strategies from Edutopia’s article Smart Strategies for Student Success.
Aside: If you're wondering, I'm working on writing a blog entry for each of the ISTE Educator Standards.
TechEdge, November 2018 IssueThe following article appeared in TCEA's print publication, TechNotes. Permission was obtained to republish it here from Susan Meyers (TCEA) and you are welcome to share it via social media and re-print if you'd like.
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