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Podstemic: Changing the Face of STEM Curriculum with Mobile Devices w @cre8tivmind #blc11

Podstemic: Changing the Face of STEM Curriculum with Mobile Devices Speakers Cathleen RichardsonCathleen Richardon website: Blog: Podstemic: Bookmarks: Slideshare: YouTube: Google: Websites:,,, Research and Money Sources President: educate to innovate Change the equation: MacArthur Foundation – give money for ideas; look here, great … Continue reading

Building Learning Communities – Making The Global Connection with @lainierowell #blc11

Building Learning Communities – Making The Global Connection Speakers Lainie Rowell to presentations) Started with to ask: What are you doing to connect globally? World Summit: ePals you have to send a LOT of emails out to make a partnership twitter skype (and skype in the classroom) iEarn google advanced search (country … Continue reading

Design Thinking with @ewanmcintosh #blc11

My first pre-conference at BLC. Design Thinking: Genuine Epic-Scale Problem-Based Learning from Whole-School Planning, to Supporting and Measuring by Ewan McIntosh. Learned a lot and had a ton of fun. A lot of time was spent scribbling on post-it notes, but here are the notes that I jotted down. A big part of my work this morning … Continue reading

LMS – Cavas vs Haiku pt 2

Today I had a chance to touch base with the director of technology at our school.  And we talked about the Canvas and Haiku demos.  And now I see why so many schools are turning to Haiku… Haiku is really geared towards the K-12 market, whereas Canvas is targeting the University level, at the moment. … Continue reading

LMS – Canvas vs Haiku

Over the last 2 days, I heard demos from two Learning Management Systems – Canvas and Haiku.  I am in love with Canvas and have been for some time.  It is so feature rich and user-friendly.  It has a very clean look and there aren’t excessive “clicks”.  The ability to drag-and-drop within: 1. the Calendar … Continue reading

2 Cool Sites

2 cool sites that I just learned about: 1. in the chrome web store.  See “Timer Tab – Create a Custom Timer to Use Online or Offline” post on Richard Byrne’s freetech4teachers site. 2. – a visual bookmarking and sharing tool  (60in60 from ISTE: <– thanks @ipadSammy

Weekend Musings

I received David Wolber’s App Inventor Book and skimmed over it this weekend.  It will be perfect to help me build the 2nd trimester of Introduction to Programming with Web Design.  My idea is to have the programmers be the “app inventors” and the web designers create a class “marketplace” for the apps.  We’ll see how … Continue reading


#edchat Topic: What does a flipped classroom look like? So this evening, I ACTIVELY participated in my first #edchat.  It was quite an experience, to say the least!  The chat flies by.  People are tweeting left and right and it’s impossible to keep up with.  But at the same time, it’s a LOT of fun.  How … Continue reading