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    Connect the Dots – Working in a PLN

    “If your dots are not observable/visible/transparent, then it’s impossible to connect them.” Brian Tullis @briantullis   The quote is from a really great book I’m reading at the moment – Show Your Work by Jane Bozarth. Reading this book now is really is a case of what I need to hear at a time when I really […]

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    EdTech 543 – Becoming the Social Animal

    It’s week 1 of EdTech 543 and we are in the middle of a Facebook, Twitter, and Diigo extravaganza! And I decided to rebuild my blog for this course and use this space as my framework for the final portfolio coming up in Spring 2016. Oh yes, plenty of time to put all that together […]

  • Group Work Blues Confessions of a Loner

    I have to say that the biggest gap in my strategies for online teaching is in the success of group activities. Both of our texts in EdTech 522 spend a serious amount of time talking about how to structure and facilitate small groups in online courses. But I confess that because I’m not a huge […]

  • Annotated Bibliography – Use of Audio and Video in Teaching

    EDTECH Research This week’s challenge was to create an instructional goal or objective that was relevant to my work and then conduct research to find articles that could be used to support my instructional goal and help me make a case for implementation. I decided to approach the instructional question with some ideas for professional […]

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    A PLE Comparison and Reflection

    One big need I have for learning is to be able to see a “big picture” of my thinking or my activity. Usually this is in the form of some kind of map or visual or a combination of both. Before creating a PLE diagram I didn’t think of the tools that I use as part […]

  • A Welcome Post

    Hi Everyone This is my welcome post for EDTECH 501 where I ‘ll be telling you a little bit about myself and what brought me to the MET program. I’ve lived with my husband in the Tacoma/Seattle WA area for about 10 years. We have some critters – 3 cats and a big Newfoundland/golden mix […]