As we celebrate the first anniversary of #etMOOC*, I am overwhelmed with the stories of growth and sharing and learning. * For those who hear about how MOOCs are a trend, a fad, a failure or a passing phase, here is the kind of MOOC I am referring to: #etMOOC connected people. It wasn’t about… More #etMOOC +1: The Power of People
Recently, this post was shared with me on Twitter: Communication Tools for School Leaders | Evolving Educators It’s a very good look at the need to communicate and respond in many ways to all the stakeholders in the school community. I would add another item to the list: Blogging Why should education administrators blog? For… More What Are You Thinking?
One of my favourite parts of #etMOOC was our time exploring open learning. @cogdog (Alan Levine) collects stories of open learning and sharing here. It is a concept I am committed to, and my own personal stories of open sharing are dear to me. Sharing can be hard, though. We need courage to share. Depending… More Why Not Share?
This week, one of the conspirators of #etMOOC, Alan Levine (a.k.a. @cogdog), emailed me with a challenge – to submit a video of a time when being open and sharing online resulted in something special happening. What could be more special than lunch with cogdog himself? Update: More about Alan Levine right here (from Dean… More Stories of Open Sharing
I enjoy reading Hattie’s work (Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers), but in all the quality time I have spent with Hattie’s writing, I have only really thought about how it applied to children/students. My first day in #etMOOC changed all that. I have been encouraging educators I work with to engage in the… More The Power of Visible Learning
For some time now, I have known that there is a big hole in my knowledge about educational technology. I have absolutely no experience in working with video. I was thrilled to see that the first assignment for #etMOOC was to make a video. I don’t have a lot of time to spend on this,… More Hello #etMOOCers!
#ETMOOC is an opportunity. The very worst thing that could happen to you if you join #ETMOOC is that you could learn a few new things, and connect with a few new learners, like yourself. It’s free. It is not evaluative. It is open and supportive. (And some of the coolest educators in the world… More What is #etmooc? And why you should join us…