Friday, October 20, 2017

Recharge Learning Becomes Wicked EdTech - My Neverending Story

Sometimes I feel like I am wondering in a Neverending Story. This is not a bad thing. This is how I learn.

My goal for blogging and sharing resources is not to show what I know, but to share my learning experiences with my PLN. I explore and share resources as a diary of sorts connected to my learning. I share these resources because I still believe that the more you share the more you learn.

All that being said, I wanted to let everyone know that I’ve reimagined the Recharge Learning Site and rebranded it as Wicked EdTech. Why? Let’s blame it on my ADHD, and I needed a new direction. (On the practical side, I wanted the site in the new Google Sites.)

My main areas of exploration right now include:
As always, this is a neverending work in progress, a Neverending Story?
I know there is a lot here, but I am curious about quite a few things right now. Thanks for taking a look, feedback is appreciated.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Digital Communication Resources on the Web

Supporting the 4Cs in Learner-Centered Classrooms

Communication - Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students will:
  • Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  • Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
  • Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

“We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.” ― Oliver Sacks

I have long believed that my content should support the development of student skills connected to the 4 Cs or collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. 

This week, I am working on updating my list of Web Resources connected to Communication Skills for teachers, parents, and students. I have had a great deal of help from my PLN in the past and I am hoping you can help with this updated Google Doc.

Have an additional resource or want to share how you use one of the tools? Visit this Communication Padlet to share or post a reply in the comments below.

Additional Communication Resources