SAMR, Collaborative Inquiry & Tech enabled Learning

Earlier this year I began a collaborative teacher inquiry that would set up a technological framework for supporting literacy in the lives of our students, and increasing knowledge. My framework fit very nicely with Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model. The following is an example of one way I am incorporating the SAMR into literacy. Different EntryContinue reading “SAMR, Collaborative Inquiry & Tech enabled Learning”

Publishing Student Work: Who owns the copyright?

Who owns the copyright of student work? Should teachers be allowed to publish student work without permission or informed consent? In elementary school, we teach information literacy skills and teach students to properly cite the images and works of others. Creative Commons and the Education Fair Use act allows students to use and cite theContinue reading “Publishing Student Work: Who owns the copyright?”

Professional Inquiry to Improve Practice in Education

It can be very daunting and challenging to make real changes in our practices as educators.  One way that we can do this is to actively engage in the process of Inquiry. Inquiry is a creative endeavor where teachers do not have to be the ‘experts’. The answers are not necessarily in a textbook, yetContinue reading “Professional Inquiry to Improve Practice in Education”

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”

8 Ingredients for increasing Literacy and 21st Century Skills

Students who access and use libraries and their contents – both librarians and books – outperform those students who rarely or never use libraries.  I am inspired from this quote from the article:  It’s About Access. This is particularly because it outlines 2 very powerful words:  Access and Use. Access and use of effective and appropriateContinue reading “8 Ingredients for increasing Literacy and 21st Century Skills”