Welcome to Our New Home! Well readers, it's time for Social Juggernaut to move to a self-hosted site! In the essence of growth and development, I've decided that it's time to become a serious blogger. I have already migrated your subscriptions (email subscribers) to The Social Juggernaut. Social media followers will continue to see new … Continue reading If You Build It, They Will Come
I just sat down at the Blogger's cafe´at ISTE 2016 amongst some common Twitter acquaintances known as the #Educolor movement. Their mission is to close the diversity gap in Educational Technology by raising awareness across the country. — Joan McCullough (@Jovan367) June 28, 2016 It's funny. I've been thinking about the diversity gap since I've been in Denver … Continue reading Get Out of Your Own Way: Closing the Diversity Gap in EdTech
Students at Bertie Early College High School are reluctantly taking the plunge into the blogosphere. We're also asking a few to ditch the old spiral pads and create digital notebooks. Among them are a few kids who can see the benefits of it, and are excited about what it means for their writing. I feel a bit like a dentist in some cases, but there's one young lady who is embracing the idea.
We all know it...it's very difficult sometimes to get high school students excited about writing (and almost anything else these days). We proved this week however, that once you give them a voice, add a dash of guidance, and a splash of technology... viola! We've got kids writing like crazy at one high school.
Home and still reeling from an awesome ten-day conference tour which featured a presentation at NC New Schools, and my first experience at ISTE in Atlanta, it finally is easy being green, Kermit! I had a chance to have lunch with one of my favorite colleagues, an elementary curriculum guru, in my opinion. Our conversation … Continue reading 5 Things to Say to Someone Who Hates Tech
The 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta GA, was indeed an eye-opening experience. If you're on Twitter, you've probably seen the #ISTE2014 on your feed for the last seven days. I got off the plane ready to take in all of the information, and I boarded the flight home afraid that my brain was going to … Continue reading 10 Takeaways From ISTE 2014
Now that Project Based Learning has taken shape in education, there is one major area of emphasis that must be stressed. Roles and descriptions are vital if PBL is going to work for you. Each team or group that you assemble to carry out a project, has to be assigned specific roles within the team in order to function properly. There is a vast difference between "group work" and "collaborative grouping."
Are you still trying to follow along with various Twitter chats, stay abreast of all the breaking news, and keep a watchful eye on your kids' tweets all on the official Twitter website? It can be mind numbing trying to flip back and forth to all of those pages. This is when a dashboard comes in very handy!
Sharing simple tools for keeping up with endless bookmarks (Diigo), anotating and saving texts for later (Evernote, Clearly), or creating the world's best blogs (WordPress, of course!) can mount up, and it's easy to lose track! So to stay organized, I decided to expand to a web hosting site that I've grown to love:
I walked into the media center at Bertie STEM High School in Windsor, North Carolina and saw the most beautiful thing: Children were making presentations to their peers about something great they learned, and the product they created! The presenters were all well versed in robotics, and were proficient in controlling its actions. I thought to myself, people need to know that there are some GREAT things going on in Bertie County! So here we are.