Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Digital Citizenship Week (October 16-20th)

Collaboration with Digital Citizenship Week activities #DigCitWeek
We should always be incorporating into our classes ..ongoing conversations #nashobalearns link

 This week's discussion

Let's start a conversation! - Our Hangout this week

Next topic? Digital Drama

Monday, October 16, 2017

Portfolios for Student Work

Portfolios for Student Work -Working with teachers this week discussing the new google sites and the purpose behind portfolios.

GRAPHICS class October 19th and 20th - teach from site

Teachers are using for specific content (Photography, graphics, multimedia) and discussing how to connect to career opportunities with a more multi purpose use.

Link to Portfolio

Level one is integrating into a content area.  We will explore building wide portfolios and what students would like to showcase this year.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Newsletter - Digital Citizenship week 10/16-20th

Fall Newsletter link shared with staff - Using Smore to design a newsletter to communicate with staff.  The design of a newsletter is more appealing than an length email.
I am hoping by modeling new ways to communicate news with staff, we will begin to think about design of our communications, postings and lessons.

Exploring Creativity Options

I have been seeing lots of posts on Book Creator and decide to take a look at how it can be using on chromebooks.

Here are some resources to review.
Sample below

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Presentations for October!

Getting ready for BSD Future Ready Conference, October 6th 2017
Google Keep Note for Presentation

Presentation below on Google Keep and all the new features:

MassCUE - October 25th  - PBL Presentation with Spark

Google Lit Trips * Catcher in the Rye - Presentation

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PLT Late Starts - Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

PLT Late Starts - Book Club

Getting ready to start a book club during our PLC/PLT (Personal Learning Community or Team) focused on the bookShop Class as Soulcraft: by Mathew Crawford  
An Inquiry into the Value of Work 

A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.
Questions for PLT Group - Tim Castner


 Link TEDxEast - Matt Crawford - Manual Competence