This presentation will take place Friday at 2:30 p.m. More information can be found here. This was an intimate presentation, but it was a great discussion. I really appreciate the participants candor and willingness to share their thoughts. I’ve added some more links below. Links for Presentation SBAC – Alice Mercer on Diigo Education Week: Adaptive Testing Evolves [...]
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This presentation will take place Saturday October 27 at 1:30 pm at the Fall CUE conference (more info here) Thanks to my small but loyal group of participants. I’ve updated the links to include those from a session that Cheryl Sawyer did earlier on Digital Storytelling. Links for Presentation: The Best Places Where Students Can [...]
Android Tablets I can always count on Rushton Hurley to have a great presentation, this time he did not disappoint. It was a small workshop, but a nice mix of folks familiar with Android, folks who knew iOS, and a bunch who had experience with both. Everyone was excited by the possibilities, and we quickly [...]
Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.
My goals are:
- To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
- To integrate and embed technology in the curriculum I teach; and,
- To network with other like-minded educators.
To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.
My philosophy of teaching is pragmatic (I’ll use what works, and I’m not particularly wed to one theory or another). I want students thinking critically, and engaged in what they are learning (Constructivism), but I know that many of my students (language learners and others) need schema, scaffolding, and explicit modeling, so I’m not afraid to use those as well.
My philosophy of technology education is that teaching comes first, but technology is an awesome tool to use to engage students, and help them create stuff. I prefer that the learning goal guide the use of technology, and not the other way around.
That’s the big picture. Other salient details are that I can be sharp, but I prefer to see the positive and connect with others rather than fighting and argufying. I can be hard on others (having high expectations), but no harder than I am on myself.
I can be contacted here.