I am very excited to be convening the Passion-Driven Learning strand of the K12 Online Conference this year. This is an approach I believe deeply in. We have an all-star line up covering vital topics such as genius hour, connected
This month of October, many educators around the world will be celebrating Connected Educator Month. This is a month full of activities to establish or deepen our online connections with others. Many of us have found that being “connected” has
This year’s kids maker day is over, and it was a great success. The planned program is shown here. When we hold this annual local event, we never know how many kids will come or what ages they will be.
I’ve written before about how valuable I think the K12 Online Conference is. For those unfamiliar, it’s a FREE, open, online conference open to ANYONE organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. Well, this
[cross-posted from iAnthology] Welcome to the second iAnthology “Make with Me.” Again, these “make” projects are super flexible, so please feel free to diverge from the suggestions in any way you like. This month we’re going to take some household
Over at the NWP’s iAnthology site, we’re starting a monthly “make with me” project. For a variety of reasons, this site is restricted to members only (feel free to join!) so I am going to cross-post the “makes” here as
I am facilitating a new 3-week mini-course starting on Nov. 4 called Make/Hack/Play Together. It’s free and should be a lot of fun. You can sign up here.
The K12 Online conference provides high quality, free, open PD, and it all starts on Oct. 14. Mark your calendars, and think about incorporating this into your professional learning plans.
Inspired by the #maker movement, #clmooc, and others, I put together a local kids’ maker day this weekend. This was a part of our local Heritage Days event, for which I’ve been helping coordinate a kids’ activity day for a
I’m very wary of Obama’s recent suggestion to tie federal student aid to a rating system for universities. I think we’ve seen what unintended bad results can result from this kind of thing in K-12. Read more of my thoughts