Thankful for All the Things

Thankful for All the Things A Blog Written by the #4OCFPLN They say that friends are the family you get to choose.  This has played out in the #4OCFPLN where with each passing vox we grow stronger and better as educators as well as grow closer in the bonds of friendship.  To celebrate our thankfulness …

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Revisiting Social Media: Reflecting on my first week with #4OCFPLN

  One of my first lessons in the professional world focused on the value of time management and  R.O.T. I. (Return On Time Invested.)  With time being one the most precious commodities in our personal and professional lives, I am careful about where I invest my time. When it came to social media, my initial …

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Innovation in Kindergarten

How do you define innovation?  What does it look like in your class?  These are questions I have been pondering this week. Innovation in my practice is the constant process of exploring, discovering and creating new and better ways to teach, learn and create to make life better for ourselves and others. What does it …

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Creating something new/innovative

When I began my blogging adventure  (circa August 2015) I was one year into my 1:1 iPad journey.  At the time my focus was on "apps" driving innovation as if technology was synonymous with innovation.  Hence the previous title of this blog was "Apps in Action". Through exploring numerous blog posts, Twitter Chats, Google + Communities …

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Teacher Tech Tools #1: Participate.com

Update (April 2017):  Since this original post appoLearning has been changed to Participate.com. The resources as posted are still available but they have expanded their offerings - one of my favorites is their Twitter Chat interface which is clean and easy to navigate.  They also offer a calendar of Twitter Chats along with links. Have …

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Starting Strong: Teacher Tech Tools

Sometimes I feel like a kid in a candy store.  So many choices ... With new apps and web services flying onto the internet at what feels like the speed of light, I have to discipline myself to make a decision and move forward.  These next few posts will feature some of the tools I …

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Reflections and Rethinking…

Summer has been a time to reflect on what worked well in first year with 1:1 iPads, and rethink how to move forward. Big questions:  What needs to be done to give my students more choice and voice? How can I encourage children to find problems and then be comfortable with the productive struggle as they look …

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