the practice of teaching

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Tech Practice

Hacking a Hack

I am a big fan of Jennifer Gonzalez and her site┬áCult of Pedagogy. I follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Podcasts, and email. She gives very practical tips and is down to earth. If you don't follow her, you should. Last... Continue Reading →

Sharing best practices

My school has a new head of secondary this year. One of the changes he's brought into our faculty meetings is to highlight good teaching practices, and encouraging others to try out new things in their own classrooms. I really... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 7

For module 7, the task was to create a screencast of how to do something I learned in this course. I chose to re-do the quick screencast I had done previously of how to customize the menu bar in WordPress.... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 6

For this module, I chose to make a Quizlet. I've seen the site before, but never actually used it, so this module gave me the kick that I needed to do it. I found the site really easy to use.... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 5

Module 5 is about getting social- on social media. I'm already fairly active on Facebook, but I haven't gotten on Twitter yet. I have been thinking about it lately, and I'm glad for this push to get on. When I... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 4, part 3

For part 3, I am embedding a SlideShare created by someone else. I don't really use a lot of powerpoints in my teaching, but I do use interactive whiteboards and I save my presentations as PDFs. I suppose I could... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 4, part 2

For this part, I am adding a ThingLink, which is an online interactive poster. I can see many uses for this in classes. Students can create presentations for review concepts. I could also scan responses and students could add comments... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart 2016: Module 4, part 1

For this module, I need to practice embedding content into a website. This part is for a Vimeo video. I chose a video by The Starfish Project, which is a jewelry company in China very near and dear to my... Continue Reading →

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