What I'm Learning: You can make any physical object better with a little Sugru.

I really love that this type of a product exists. I want all of the maker/hacker spaces to get lots of this stuff and let children and adults make the world around them more durable and useful. I feel a series of Donor’s choose initiatives coming on. FIX THAT THING. …

What I'm Learning: How to make a school-level EdCamp Work

Special thanks to Jay Vean, who made this happen in Cherry Creek. I can’t wait to see more schools adopting this model for their PD. Redesigning Education Through Technology: The EdCamp PD Model: Have a Go Last week my colleagues and I organized a morning of powerful professional learning for …

What I'm Learning: Dragon Quest (Choose Your Own Adventure Google Presentations)

I have always known that this capability existed within Google Presentations, but I didn’t have a great example of it until now. Eric Curts is a master of this, and the example is something you could lose yourself in for a few minutes or hours. Thank you, Eric! Dragon Quest! …

What I'm Learning: Rethinking the role of the teacher in a Blended Learning Environment

While I don’t love all that Khan and the Clayton Christensen Institute do, I think that this series of videos (mostly taken from a MOOC last year) are a good starting point for folks who are looking at blending. Teaching in a blended learning environment – rethinking the role of …

What I'm Learning: Flipped PD from Kristin Daniels

I really love this article on EdSurge, but my favorite part comes from the section on planning. It is truly a wonderful way to show how both easy and effective good personalized learning plans can be. Nice work Kristin! The Flip Side of Professional Development | EdSurge News The very …