Implementing Genius Hour

Genius Hour encompasses many new pedagogies for fostering deeper learning. With more traditional pedagogies, all students work on the same worksheet, task, or iPad app at the same time with minimal modifications and accommodations. Sometimes the tasks are even conducted as centers. By contrast, Genius Hour is about creating a balance of tech use basedContinue reading “Implementing Genius Hour”

Facilitating a Digital Publishing Program in my new Education Commons Role

  Last year started out as an exciting year, where I had the opportunity to launch a Student Publishing Program in our Library. Inspired by the SAMR and Technology Integration Matrix, and the TPACK models, I decided to design a Digital Publishing Program. As I continue with this initiative in this new school year, IContinue reading “Facilitating a Digital Publishing Program in my new Education Commons Role”

Fostering a Culture of Professional Learning in our Schools

  Recently I have been thinking about the whole concept of ‘Differentiation’ and how Educators use Differentiated Instructional techniques within the Classroom to meet the learning needs of all students. So, how can a culture of Differentiation in technology be available for Educators, to facilitate the learning process when it comes to implementing 21st CenturyContinue reading “Fostering a Culture of Professional Learning in our Schools”