Category: ISTE Standards Teachers

A Deep Dive Into Problem-based Learning at the End

For my culminating project in the Seattle Pacific University MEd in Digital Leadership program, I chose to align district needs with the creation of 1 credit cross-disciplinary technology workshop.  This work showcases my application of adult learning theory, professional development principles, and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) student, teacher, and coach standards. To determine…


Modeling Mindset, Curiosity, and Problem Solving

Today my food dehydrator broke.  It just quit.  It would not dry my fruit.  I think most people would find this an annoying aggravation, as with any appliance that goes belly up without notice.  I had this perspective as well, but I also saw it as an Internet search extravaganza!  My mind raced with questions:…


Digital Educational Resources: The Ultimate Free Puppy

Am I going too far with this blog post title?  I don’t think so!  Every day, teachers, principals, curriculum directors, and IT directors receive a smattering of emails, postcards, advertisements, and phone calls from vendors.  Appealing colors draw our eyes.  Utilizing flashy slogans and cute catchy names, they get our attention.   Four letters, F-R-E-E,…


Professional Development Tool Review


How I Intend to Improve My Game

I purchased this sign for my office.  It caught my eye the minute I entered a cute shop in Puyallup, Washington a few weeks ago.  I circles back to look at it three times.  The statement obviously intrigued me.  I like baseball, but I wouldn’t call myself a big fan.  The sign was in the…


Agency is Paramount

The Question For this module I investigated the question, What online experiences should students have had before they leave high school?  The answers I found can be summed up in the word- AGENCY.  Meaning, students need to experience capacity to act in a digital environment and feel control over their own behavior.   While George…


Digital Tools Abound: Connecting GCP and ISTE Standards

My Global Collaborative Project (GCP) is to facilitate the #NWTOSACHAT for an evening.  Reflecting on the connection between ISTE Teaching Standard 2, Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments and my preparation and live facilitation, I would like to share that facilitating a Twitter Chat involves incorporating many many digital tools.  To begin…


Is Peachjar Peachy?

Peachjar is a tool that my district and thousands of districts utilize for communication to families. It is an eflyer management system, meaning it sends flyers that were traditionally printed and sent home with students to parents’ email inboxes instead. This leads to less classroom disruption for the students and teacher and more office staff time…


Parent Communication Tool Review

(click diagram to view live) The tool I’m trying out for my resolution of this week’s question is RealTimeBoard. It provided me endless workspace and allowed me to embed videos and pictures easily.  The templates available were also nice to look through to get ideas for organizing my information.  The comment bubbles added a subtle…


Collaborative Whiteboard Tool Review

The tool I’m trying out for my resolution of this week’s question is Lino.  One difficulty is imbedding the whiteboard canvas in my blog.  It just refuses to size correctly even with a lot of tweaking to the html code.   All in all, the use of Google Keep and Blogger were found to be…


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