Croissants: Back to the (Recipe) Books!

If you have been following along for a while, you know that I have been on a journey to make croissants (Take 1 and Take 2). Part of this challenge was to only pursue how to make croissants using digital resources. Initially, I thought that would be easy. I mean, I’m a millennial, how hardContinue reading “Croissants: Back to the (Recipe) Books!”

Lesson Planning: 21st Century Style

As my first (and hopefully last) year of digital learning wraps up, I find myself coming back to the idea of 21st century learning. When 21st century learning first came on the educational scene, I don’t think anyone anticipated we would be taking it this seriously in 2020, but it really has been a posterContinue reading “Lesson Planning: 21st Century Style”

Croissants: Take 2!

If you remember from my last post on croissants, I decided to take my next steps from a complete and total stranger. For this rendition of croissants, I followed the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I assumed that because I had already made croissants that this time would be easier. My overconfidence resulted in notContinue reading “Croissants: Take 2!”

21st Century Learning

As an educator and a student, almost all of my time in school has been spent in the 21st century. 21st century learning is a shift in education that focuses on preparing students for the future in a rapidly changing, technology-based world. In 2002, the National Education Association set out to develop a framework forContinue reading “21st Century Learning”

Croissants: In Progress for Perfection

I have always been a baker. Most aspects of baking are forgiving but not croissants. Croissants are technical. They require precise temperatures, folding techniques and unethical amounts of butter.  When given the challenge to develop a new skill using only online resources, I figured what better feat than to perfect the croissant. While my firstContinue reading “Croissants: In Progress for Perfection”

Planning in a Pandemic: Staying Connected through Zoom, Social Media and More

When faced with the current situation of schooling (Coronavirius, I’m looking at you), teaching from home with no face-to-face time with colleagues or students made me anxious. Throughout quarantine, I have turned to my personal network to problem solve, plan lessons and stay positive.  The image below represents a Professional Learning Network or PLN. AccordingContinue reading “Planning in a Pandemic: Staying Connected through Zoom, Social Media and More”

TPACK Kitchen:

You might be asking, “What in the world is TPACK?” TPACK refers to Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. As explained in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (2019), TPACK is a framework designed by Dr. Matthew Koehler and Dr. Punya Mishra. First, you need some vocabulary through the lens of education. Content knowledge refers toContinue reading “TPACK Kitchen:”

Learning or Understanding: Paradigm Shifts in Pedagogy

Education has always been a revolving door of research, policy and pedagogy. As educators, we are often tasked with keeping up with the newest research and best pedagogical practices to support our learners. Recently, I read the beginning chapters of How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School by Bransford, Brown and Cocking and itContinue reading “Learning or Understanding: Paradigm Shifts in Pedagogy”

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