My Technology/Social Media Audit — Part Two

Yesterday I shared that I have undergone a personal technology/social media audit in recognition that I need to model some healthier patterns of technology use. You may read about the basic premises I established for this audit here. As for the specific strategies have adopted, along with some reasons for them, here is the list: …

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My Technology/Social Media Audit — Part One

The last two years I have noticed a difference with the majority of my students in the classroom -- one that I anecdotally attribute to social changes due to COVID-19. My students, even the best and most self-aware ones, are tied to their phones even more than they were before. Most can articulate how this …

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Collaborative Presidents Project

As many of you know, I direct Lights Academy at Lutheran High School. At its heart, Lights Academy is an honors, project-based, personalized learning academy where students may pursue their interests and passions in a project-based format. Within Lights Academy we embed the standards for other classes within the project-based format. One of those courses …

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What I Learned This Week With Online Teaching

Like many of you, this past week was my first week of moving to an all-online format for teaching. It was definitely a week of both blessings and challenges. As I follow education folks on Twitter, it does seem like those of us who teach in high schools have an advantage over elementary and middle …

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Basic Premises for an Online Education Transition

This week my school decided to transition to online-only education for at least a week following our Spring Break, which is this week. I am sure that many of you are in the same situation. Because of the rapid nature of this transition due to societal events, there is a lot of angst over what …

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