Monday, January 1, 2018

Wicked EdTech Top 5 Posts from 2017 - The More You Share The More You Learn

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
Albert Einstein

Happy 2018

2017 was an awesome year for me as an educator and a learner. I hope everyone is looking forward to another year of growth as teachers and learners, I know I am!

Tis the season for everyone who anyone to share their top posts of 2017. (Not sure I fully qualify for this, but I'm going to follow the trend anyway.)

I've organized my top posts, not by the number of hits, but instead by their impact on me as a teacher and learner. I created this blog to share my learning experiences.

These are the top 5 posts that impacted me the most as a leaner in 2017.

This is one of those posts that caught someone's interest on Twitter and led to a rather lengthy debate about the validity of the Growth Mindset. The discussion kept me on my toes and forced me to explore more about the Growth Mindset than I ever have in the past. 

The Power of Collaboration - Google + HyperDocs Community
I've been using HyperDocs for more than a year with my students, This post connected me to many incredible educators who are sharing their HyperDocs with the world. I continue to be inspired and motivated by the incredible educators in the HyperDoc communities. 

The ISTE Standards and the 4 Cs of Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.
I've long been a fan of connecting the 4 Cs to our classroom activities. I enjoyed exploring and refining the collection of digital resources, but the best part of creating this post was the time I spent reflecting on how I use the resources with students. 

What is Your One Small Thing - Join the Movement
Such a simple concept with so much power. We've used this concept with staff and students this year. Whenever I need a few moments of inspiration, I can quickly find it using the hashtag on Twitter. 

25 Innovative Educators to Follow on Twitter
This post ate up more time than I ever thought it would. I started with the idea of sharing 5 educators who have impacted me as an educator and ended at 25. Even this was not enough and I left many incredible educators off of this list. When I shared this post with my PLN, several educators were very critical of this list for a variety of reasons. I struggled a bit with the criticism, but in the end, I think this post helped me reflect on the power of a PLN. 

Honorable Mention - This post was the most popular with my PLN.

Have some time and want to dive deeper into my 2017 journey as an educator? Click on the 2017 archive on the right of the screen to explore 2017. There are some great posts and some that just didn't hit the mark with me or my PLN. Hopefully, there is something that can help you grow as a learner?

Thanks everyone for an incredible 2017! Hoping for an even better 2018!

If you have a moment, I would love for you to share any of my posts in 2017 that had an impact on you?


  1. Thank you for all your work. I am posting your Twitter lists on my foundation/training platform site. I need to add your name to my Blog link. As I copied lists from other sources, how do I post your blog. Wicked Good EdTech. I haven't publicized my website yet, as like you, trying to lists to a minimum is many amazing resources out there.

    In any event, my school district is a "lock and block" district. Won't allow access to apps, extensions, and Add-on. Just crazy. I am creating data to present to my superintendent. I feel like I am living in the dark ages: Would you fill out this form.


    Claire Ratfield

  2. Hello Claire,
    Thanks for connecting. I took a look at your site and I love that you have never stopped learning. Please feel free to share my blog or website using either my name or the Wicked EdTech name. If you need any additional details the about me section on my site might help. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
    Happy New Year,


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