Several weeks ago, seems a lot longer, I started a classroom blog. After a false attempt on edublog I decided to use our school server. I wasn’t convinced it was the best and actually wasn’t happy that there would be no widgets. Now to be honest, 2 months ago I didn’t know there was such […]

Course 1 Final Project Reflection

Write a unit plan using UbD that integrates technology. This sounded like a project that was going to be very practical, especially since we are “integrating technology” into 3 of our units this year. Using UbD didn’t seem unreasonable since we have spent the last 2+ years working on understanding Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe’s […]

Learning Targets Who Needs Them?

I DO! ISTE, NETS what are they all about? A few weeks ago I had never heard of ISTE or NETS. Standards, learning targets that’s all we’ve talked about the past few years at our school. We’ve spent a lot of time looking at various standards and then choosing to write our own most of […]

Where am I on Bloom’s Taxonomy?

Somewhere at the beginning of the Coetail course we read an article about Bloom’s new taxonomy. At the time I wasn’t sure I would every be able to get above the Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS). I was really hoping that I could just Remember and possibly Understand a few of the terms and ideas. This […]