I’m having such a great time spending two weeks at my sister’s house. Her place is a dream come true for makers, builders, creators, and artists. Plus, it is beautiful California desert, where I’ve spent much time since my childhood. My niece just came by and picked up a few tiles to add to the… Read more My Own Genius Hour in the California Desert
Recently Oliver Schinkten asked the question, What is the purpose of school? (Read more provocative questions at #QinEd) I would love to hear some answers to this question. @JoyKirr @gallit_z @PaulSolarz @RobynThiessen @mrsdkrebs #QinEd pic.twitter.com/1dOZkBD0qH — Oliver Schinkten (@schink10) July 9, 2015 My first thought was that was a very big question. I believe the… Read more What is the Purpose of School?
I love using Flickr to post my own pictures. It’s a great resource for storing photos, up to a terabyte of image space for free. I also use others’ Creative Commons pictures, like the one above from eltpics. Here is a presentation that will help you add Flickr images to your Edublogs website: For those who… Read more How to Add a Flickr Image URL to an Edublogs Post
Summer is coming, and I believe it’s a perfect time to join a photo a day group. Four years ago Sheri Edwards invited me to join in the 2011 inaugural summer of the #JJAProject–for June, July, August Project. It was started especially for busy teachers who might want to do a picture a day, but can’t… Read more #JJAProject – A Photo A Day in June, July, August
I don’t want children to stop asking questions. I want to be the teacher that welcomes provocative questions. That’s why I so firmly believe in getting out of the way of children and letting them question and learn. Genius Hour has been a way to affirm this in my classroom. I’ve been wondering how to do… Read more More Genius Hour in Kindergarten