Digital Storytelling for Zero Week

As my district prepares to "go back" to school (we are eLearning for the foreseeable future) one of the concepts I've heard a lot about is Zero Week. If you're like me, you had never heard of Zero Week before this moment. Here's the easy explanation: during the first week, focus on ZERO content. Instead, … Continue reading Digital Storytelling for Zero Week

Dear #worldgeochat,

When Ed and I first started messing with the idea of a geography chat group in November 2014, we never really imagined a network like we have today. We have dedicated, supportive educators who truly look to collaborate and make us all better. We’ve connected to amazing authors and organizations. We have all improved from … Continue reading Dear #worldgeochat,

Hi all #worldgeochat folks, I found out through the amazing Matt Miller that you can curate (or archive) a Twitter chat pretty easily using Tweetdeck. This is my first attempt at this so hopefully I have everyone's input from our "Talking Assessments" chat from Tuesday, January 15th. To learn to curate your own tweets, checkout Matt … Continue reading

Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students 

I must start off by saying, I’m not a graphic novel reader. In the past year I’ve read (or listened to) close to 60 books, and only two have been graphic novels. It’s not that I don’t find them useful, they just aren’t my thing. One of the graphic novels I read was Illegal by … Continue reading Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students 

#worldgeochat Preview – Teaching with Podcasts and Public Radio

If you take a look at #worldgeochat during the week on Twitter, you'll find references to podcast and audio stories from NPR. A resource that I'm aware of, and has been on the "try to use soon" list, that utilizes audio stories is Listenwise, who just happens to be hosting #worldgeochat this week. Check out … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Teaching with Podcasts and Public Radio