#C4C15: Walk the Walk: Writing Family History & Culture with Students

It is so wonderful to see how an every day assignment can affect a student’s life and their understanding of themselves: Thank you so much for writing about this assignment and your approach to it. I think you are absolutely right about how much writing and talking there is to …

#C4C15: He's the Weird Teacher: Harnessing the TeacherTwitter Brain

I like the concept of the Teacher TwitterBrain, a lot: I think there are likely two components as to why this ended up working the way it did: 1. You have created a community as your audience. The people reading your blog or following you on twitter, genuinely care about …

#C4C15: Figuring out how the Pieces Fit … – Home – What is the Environment for Learning?

What kind of learning can happen in an “open space”? I found the comparison of home and learning spaces to be quite compelling. While I would never advocate that we treat schools like home in their entirety, I do think there is a lot of value in seeing just how …

#C4C15: Student Centered History: Technology and Critical Thinking: From My Students: What Teacher PD Should Focus On

Students should have a say on what PD their teachers receive… I love the way in which you have framed this question to students, as they are the ones who most directly are going to be served by better PD. One thought I have, though, is how we might take this …

#C4C15: Please Don’t Call Me Brave: For Those Who Continue to Teach From Within the Closet | Crawling Out of the Classroom

We need a Brave (New) World: What resonates with me most about this post is when speak about the world being weak: “It is this world that we live in that can be weak. This world that is too afraid to embrace change. This world that is too afraid to …

#C4C15: The Mythical Unicorn of Ed.Tech — The Saxifrage School — Medium

Finding EdTech Unicorns is one of my favorite things: I find data ownership (by the learner) to be such a mythical creature in the world of EdTech. The ability to “carry my data with me” in a digital backpack should be what we are developing toward, but instead we keep …