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Learning as I Teach

As I began digging into the work of a collaborative UbD unit design with my co-teacher Ryan, my gears ground to a halt. We had cooked up, what we thought, was a really fun and challenging lesson for kids to practice their math skills while investigating Ponzi schemes....

Opportunity in the Digital Age

Will Richardson’s article on collaboration brings up a lot of very interesting points.  He explains that the Internet offers students the opportunity to  meet and learn from others around the globe. “Experts are at our fingertips, through our keyboards or cell phones,...

Ah… Technology

It has been nearly a week since the wireless internet has functioned in our house.  Workers from the school have been at our home at least 3 times over the past 4 days.  Tonight they were working until 8pm. As I left school today, the tech gurus at our school were...

Changing Thoughts

  Connectivism as described in George Siemens is a newly proposed theory of learning.   This theory takes into account the vast amount of information and growing number of tools that are available due to technology.  “Learning” in this theoretical...

COETAIL Launch

Today I am beginning the COETAIL cohort in Chennai. Together we’re learning how to use technology to improve our instruction. Through this course… I hope to learn how to use technology more effectively in the classroom I hope to be exposed to new programs,...