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Redesigning the Virtual Classroom: Applying @educonphilly

The previous post focused on the microcosm of my own classroom, and how I might answer the following questions within my own course: “What does empathy look like in an online school?” “What does it mean to acknowledge silent voices … Continue reading

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Taking @educonphilly into my Virtual Classroom

Two previous posts discussed my experiences at EduCon 2.8: Narrating Privacy without Fear and Listening to Voices. The entire weekend itself was valuable, but it would be a waste to merely attend, write about it, and then close my notebook, never … Continue reading

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100th Post: Looking at the Internet in Education

How does one answer, “Is the Internet good or bad for education?” I teach online, and I am completing my Master’s in an online program. Most days, I work from the comfort of my own home. Plus, I can work … Continue reading

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Kaffir Boy #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane 20 Word Gist South African Apartheid: Mathabane escapes inhumane squalor. His mother, grandmother, education, tennis and luck arguably play equal roles in … Continue reading

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Talking Synchronous Sessions @GAvirtual

  Before the Thanksgiving Break, I wrote I would recap the last few weeks in three sections: discussion boards, synchronous sessions, and collaboration. The previous post, Talking Discussions acknowledged how students post and reply according to scripts and how teachers … Continue reading

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Talking Discussion Boards @GAVirtual

  Since it’s been a couple weeks since my last post, there’s too much to recap in one post, so I’ll address discussion board developments now, then synchronous sessions, and collaboration in future posts. What’s kept me away is that … Continue reading

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This Week @GAvirtual

After another week of partial engagement from some students to daily engagement from others, I’d like to start this week’s reflection with a model of my students’ engagement. You see, there is a small core of students who communicate daily … Continue reading

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This Week @GAvirtual

For the most part, the middle school online student works alone. Many of my students have extracurricular pursuits, and online schooling provides the flexibility they need so they can practice dance eight hours a day, travel to sports games across … Continue reading

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This Week @gavirtual

This week the major to-do item was sorting out the OneNote Class Notebook and figuring how students would collaborate and what would be some useful tools and resources for them. The rest of my goals dealt with getting more buy-in from students by … Continue reading

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This Week @gavirtual

After a more-or-less quiet week, I’ve decided the bi-weekly assignment due dates create a slow week/very active week pattern for my students. Some turned in work, and I, as always, did due diligence grading and providing feedback, and for the … Continue reading

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