Visual Understanding

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 17:01 | Category : Education Technology
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As an assignment for CEP 930, Educational Inquiry, our professor, Dr. Mark Reckase, gave us the task of creating a concept map that outlined our initial thoughts regarding our research interest areas.  To be honest, when I first started working on this assignment, I was a bit grumpy, but as I fiddled away, engaged in [...]

Teachers, Writers, Leaders

Educational Leadership Teachers, Writers, Leaders Lieberman and Friedrich capture the essence teacher leaders.  Much has been written about leadership, defining, what it takes to be a leader, lead a company, a project, a group; yet leadership in education is different.  The authors proclaim that teacher leaders are the key to school reform.  If this is [...]

Creating a Circle of Learning

What a great overview of the shared experience repeated by so many teachers who participate in a National Writing Project Summer Institute. I’ve been involved with NWP for the past four years and through my interactions with teachers both at the local, state and national level, the message is clear: the NWP model is a [...]

Networks as Learning Communities: Shaping the Future of Teacher Development

In many schools, both K-12 and higher education, there is a no expectation for active participation and organizational support as a critical part of the school environment.  Whereas networks are sensitive to the notion that building a sense of community through the creation of collaborative groups is an essential component for the development of a [...]

Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Learning Activity Types: Curriculum-Based Technology Integration Reframed

Many people assume that a computer in classroom automatically makes it a technologically advanced learning environment.  Throw in a few iPods, a SMARTBoard and start a blog and you it is automatically assumed that students are gaining the technology skills needed for the “21st Century“.  For the last decade or more our schools have been [...]