I have several goals for the new year. Too many, really. The needs are great, but I will need to prioritize some things and put the other ideas on hold for another year. Here are some of my priorities for learning and sharing this year.
- Planning to teach with technology : Looking at the big picture, having a goal or objective, backwards planning, these are all important pieces in designing the most powerful learning environment we can provide our students. I want to help teachers build a tool box with effective and engaging tools to use in teaching. Supporting teachers as they learn to analyse these tools as resources for transforming their teaching practice is my goal. I don't want the tool to be the target, but I also don't want it to be an extra add on. My hope is that teachers begin including technology as a part of their teaching strategy. A way to add value to or transform lessons in effective ways for students. I want to help teachers start with their learning target and always consider technology as part of the path to meeting that target. In order to do this, teachers need to be aware of many tools and be able to look at these tools open endedly so that they can see the possibilities and build lessons that are not necessarily pie in the sky, but lessons that just work for students and teachers.
- Implementing the Common Core with Technology:
- Getting Started with Google Apps for Education:
- The Power of Blogging:
Stay tuned to future and frequent blogs where I will continue to share more about these goals and the opportunities I am planning on providing to help support you throughout the year.