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

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NCCE2015

NCCE2015

Ideas swimming around in my head after attending #NCCE2015   Goals: Put in for funding to upgrade our version of Photoshop so students can design for the 3D printer Make another Infographic with Illustrator Purchase Sphero balls for Makerspace Plan out initial ideas for start-up […]

Educate .. don’t create hysteria

Educate .. don’t create hysteria

In light of the recent swine flu epidemic, I think teachers must be the voice of reason and use this opportunity as a “teachable moment” to discuss disease prevention but also how the media can cause mass hysteria. Technology is great for having the most […]

If this is the future of technology .. I want in!

If this is the future of technology .. I want in!

Watch this video from TED about Sixth Sense – being developed by MIT Sixth Sense is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cellphone—which acts as the computer and your connection to the Cloud, all the information stored on the web. Sixth Sense can […]

Citizen Journalists

Citizen Journalists

Last week I had a teachable moment when the news of the US Airways plane crashed into the Hudson river.  I had just saw a re-tweet from Andy Carvin’s post on Twitter about the plane crash about an half hour after it happened.  He had […]

Connect Article published

Connect Article published

I’m thrilled that Saint Mary’s Press asked me to write an article about technology in Catholic Schools for their January edition of CONNECT: A free newsletter for high school religion teacher, campus ministers and principals. In this issue of Connect, Colette Cassinelli, of Valley Catholic […]

Learning to change … Changing to learn

Learning to change … Changing to learn

A video made by Pearson for CoSN: The Consortium for School Networking.  It should be shared with every principal and administrator.  Pass it on … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4VhoWGZ2eA

Just for fun … Buzzword Bingo

Just for fun … Buzzword Bingo

I was inspired by IBM’s commercial Buzzword Bingo to make my own Buzzword Bingo card so I can play along at the next educational technology conference I go to. Make yours and have fun. You might actually pay better attention during the keynote! 🙂 Thanks […]

Differentiated tech camp

Differentiated tech camp

My educational schooling has taught me that differentiating instruction means “creating multiple paths so that students of different abilities, interest or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use, develop and present concepts as a part of the daily learning process.” Never before have […]

Teaching for understanding

Teaching for understanding

I am encouraged once again to see the discussion in the blogosphere about making sure we use Web 2.0 tools to support learning and a new pedagogy in the classroom. Chris Lehmann writes about using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework by Wiggins and McTighe. […]

It’s all about the learning

It’s all about the learning

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach made an important statement about Web 2.0 tools and learning: It’s All about the Learning Teachers like tangibles. I think the reason there is so much focus on the tools, rather than how to use the tools to support learning is because when […]

Pay it forward

Pay it forward

I spent last week as a Graduate Assistant for the Pepperdine Master’s of Arts in Educational Technology [online] program in Malibu (yes, Malibu!) California. VirtCamp is a chance for the new cadre members to meet face to face and learn the communication tools for their […]

Sharing Web 2.0 tools – wikis

Sharing Web 2.0 tools – wikis

I’ve been sharing some of my favorite Web 2.0 tools lately and I’ve been reflecting how my learning has changed during the past year because of these communication tools. Before I start my list I want to share about the SEOmoz Web 2.0 Awards. The […]

“You learn from the company you keep”

“You learn from the company you keep”

Frank Smith writes in his book “The Book of Learning and Forgetting” that we learn from those around us and those with whom we identify ourselves with. Simply put, you learn from the company you keep. This type of learning is natural and long-term. We […]

EduBloggerWorld.com

EduBloggerWorld.com

It’s exciting to join the world of edtech bloggers – especially when new sites like EduBloggerWorld was created by Steve Hargadon and friends. I look forward to participating and having conversations with my fellow bloggers. Welcome to www.EduBloggerWorld.com, an international network for educational bloggers and […]

Web 2.0 and Learning

Web 2.0 and Learning

Will Richardson reflects in his blog about the nature of School 2.0 and the “arrival” of Web 2.0 tools. He asks the question Through teaching them to use these tools to publish, are we also teaching them how to use these tools to continue the […]