Colette Cassinelli's visionary use of information literacy and educational technology

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ONE Project: FOUR Formats

ONE Project: FOUR Formats

In my attempt to embrace more of a constructivist method of learning in my classroom, I allowed students to construct their own career-centered research projects.  After reading about John Holland’s 6 personality traits and how matching your personality to your job results in more job […]

Congratulations President-elect Obama

Congratulations President-elect Obama

Dear President-elect Obama, Congratulations on your historical win tonight.  I don’t envy you.  You are taking charge of a country in turmoil.  We need your vision of hope and your belief in change right now. We need to stabilize the economy.  We need to look […]

Own Your Own CContent

Own Your Own CContent

DAY FOUR:  OWN YOUR OWN CCONTENT Head over to Creative Commons and choose the license type that you want to employ for your blog. I spend quite a bit of time teaching about Creative Commons licensing (especially with Flickr) to my students but I never […]

Thank you Pepperdine OMET

Thank you Pepperdine OMET

DAY THREE:  WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE Pick out a blogger who in some way influenced your decision to begin blogging and write them a thank you note. A major influence in my professional development as a computer teacher happened during my Masters of Educational […]

30 Days to being a Better Blogger

30 Days to being a Better Blogger

During the month of November, Steve Dembo at http://www.teach42.com/ has invited everyone to participate in the 30 Days to being a Better Blogger challenge.  My blogging has been sporadic lately – so I’m in.  Steve has asked participants to tag their posts with “30D2BBB”. DAY […]

More ILC Reflections

More ILC Reflections

Now that I am home from the Innovative Learning Conference 2008 and have had some time to process all that happened, I can truly say that overall it was good experience for me. On Wednesday morning I attended a session by Josh Burker (fellow Pepperdine […]

Retooling Computer Applications course

Retooling Computer Applications course

Eight years ago when I began as a computer teacher at my high school, the course I inherited was titled “Computer Applications”.  The focus was on practicing keyboarding and learning Microsoft Office products:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher.  Students worked through assignments in a […]

Mariel Zagunis wins Gold

Mariel Zagunis wins Gold

I’m so proud of my former student, Mariel Zagunis who won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. She is an incredible student and athlete and one of the nicest people I know. Gold medal winner USA’s Mariel Zagunis stands on the podium after the […]

Happy Blogaversary to me!

Happy Blogaversary to me!

One year ago I began blogging at edtech VISION. Previous to that I had only blogged for my Masters of Educational Technology about my Action Research Project for Pepperdine University and occasional posts at Classroom 2.0. Anyone who knows me will understand that a one-year […]

Voicethread & Google Maps Postcard Exchange

Voicethread & Google Maps Postcard Exchange

I love Classroom 2.0 and the excitement that the teachers there bring to my network. I always read the posts about VoiceThread since I will be presenting a workshop on VoiceThread at the Innovative Learning Conference this Fall. I came across this Postcard exchange idea […]

New NETS for Teachers 2008

New NETS for Teachers 2008

The new standards for teachers were unveiled at the 2008 National Education Computing Conference (NECC). I think these standards represent the shift from skills-based learning towards an integrated constructivist approach. My plan this school year is to create a Google form and survey the teachers […]

Blog humor …

Blog humor …

Seven psychological complaints of bloggers and social media addicts HUMOR:  “In my capacity as amateur psychotherapist to the blogerati, I have discovered a new raft of complaints as social media addicts adapt to the demands of new technologies and fluctuating social structures. The syndromes identified […]

Featured in Google Docs for Education blog

Featured in Google Docs for Education blog

Last month Google Docs sent out a request to educators to share how they use Google Docs in Education.  Selected entries are showcased on their blog and mine was chosen!!!  Here’s what i submitted: In my attempt to avoid sitting through days and days of […]

“I am here for the learning revolution” contest

“I am here for the learning revolution” contest

I know everyone is waiting until the VERY last minute to enter the NECC button contest by Scott McLeod and Wes Fryer so they can check out the competition but I can’t wait to submit my ideas – plus I won’t have time between now […]

Doodle 4 Google contest winners from our school

Doodle 4 Google contest winners from our school

My Graphic Design students competed in the Doodle 4 Google contest.  Students were to join in the doodling fun around the intriguing theme “What if…?” Here are the submissions … which one do you like best?  http://www.flickr.com/photos/23575283@N04/sets/72157603901276672/detail/