Reflections on Ending A School Year and Saying Goodbyes

As another school year is coming to an end, it is evident that once again, being an expat and learning/teaching at an international school can be very emotional, no matter how many times we go through the cycle of re-settling in a new country only to leave it a few years later... As we reflect on … Continue reading Reflections on Ending A School Year and Saying Goodbyes

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Talking Tech: The New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students: Knowledge Constructor

  In this blog post, I discuss and provide tools and ideas for classroom implementation of the second standard for students, “Digital Citizen”. If you would like to read the blog post for the first standard (Empowered Learner), click here. For more background information about the new standards, read my blog post “Talking Tech: The […]

Gamifying Assessments- The Easy Way

During a recent team meeting we discussed students' lack of excitement about both existing formative and summative math assessments (which we now call "Celebrations"- because who doesn't like to have a party?!) Thinking critically about what we can do to increase student motivation and involvement, the answer came immediately to me- Make it a game! I … Continue reading Gamifying Assessments- The Easy Way

Talking Tech: The New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students: Digital Citizen

  In this blog post, I discuss and provide tools and ideas for classroom implementation of the second standard for students, “Digital Citizen”. If you would like to read the blog post for the first standard (Empowered Learner), click here. For more background information about the new standards, read my blog post “Talking Tech: The … Continue reading Talking Tech: The New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students: Digital Citizen

Talking Tech: The New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students: Empowered Learner

  In this blog post, I discuss and provide tools and ideas for the first standard for students, “Empowered Learner”. Future blog posts will include appropriate tools for the other six standards. If you would like to get some background information about the new standards, please read my previous blog post “Talking Tech: The New … Continue reading Talking Tech: The New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students: Empowered Learner