Today is the day after Thanksgiving. This morning I opened up my fridge and found the carcass I asked to take home yesterday from my mom’s annual feast. While it … Continue reading Thanksgiving Ramen
In the summer of 2013 I had the privilege to help lead a group of students through a weeklong intensive youth leadership training held at the Presidio of San Francisco. … Continue reading San Francisco
Nashville In November of 2015 (with my husband) and January 2016 (with a group of nine girlfriends) I went down to Nashville! Here are my reflections and recommendations: Food Nashville … Continue reading Nashville
In the spring of 2016 I presented a roundtable entitled at the American Education Research Association Conference in Washington, D.C. Student Tech Teams to the Rescue was a research project I … Continue reading AERA 2016- Washington, D.C.
In the Spring of 2015 I presented two roundtables at the 2015 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada. SITE is an international conference … Continue reading 2015 SITE Conference- Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, bright and early with coffee in hand, I head to my first workshop presented by Tanna Kincaid, Technology Director for Bismarck Public Schools, ND. Kincaid’s presentation titled, “1:1 Implementation: … Continue reading TIES14 Conference Reflection- Day 2
On December 8th & 9th I had the opportunity to attend my third TIES Conference in Downtown Minneapolis. This year’s theme was “Make it Happen” a nod to the maker’s … Continue reading TIES14 Conference Reflection- Day 1
This blog post represents a turning point for my final project and me. For my final project I proposed, hired, and managed the integration of an online badging system and … Continue reading Finishing my M.Ed.
Modules 4-6 look very similar but their interaction is unique. Each of these modules is some kind of assessment; the difference is whom the assessor is. As we encourage reflection … Continue reading Better and Better
Modules 1-3 represent the unit or project plan for the user(s). It will be in this section that they answer the questions: What will youth know or be able to … Continue reading Laying the Foundation
Based on my research there is not a project-based learning tool or a service-learning online multimedia tool that guides educators or students through the process. There are a lot of … Continue reading Hard Hat Area
While this semester, my growth and learning in terms of learning technologies has primarily been focused on digital badges, it really only represents half of the updates I am making … Continue reading Project-Planning Tool
Hopefully, by now through the blog my readers have an idea of my large-scale vision for the digital badges and project-planning tool. The further the project moves forward, the more … Continue reading Big Bad Badge Plan
Thanks to an old colleague who was willing to be contracted quickly we were able to answer the technical questions for the bidders, the answers do not make for the … Continue reading Answers Vlog
The RFP had been floating around the interwebs for approximately two weeks when the follow up questions began to roll in. Since this process is new to me, I was … Continue reading Questions Roll In
I spend most of my time selling the idea and training on service-learning. I rarely, however, get the chance to sit down with a group of folks committed to service-learning … Continue reading Combatting Complacency
With this issue of The Generator we explore the expanding role of technology in the classroom and how it can improve service-learning work. Read about how the school-age students in Generation Z see … Continue reading The Generator, Winter/Spring 2013
Each year the National Youth Leadership Council convenes the National Service-Learning Conference. This year was the first time the event took place in our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. Like every … Continue reading Focus Group Feedback
After many revisions, brainstorms, procrastinating moments, it is here: the RFP for the web development work on the GSN. It may have taken me a long time because I had … Continue reading RFP
In my blog about the presentation from Elisabeth Soep I didn’t mention the second half of the presentation. It was a panel of local innovators: Cassie Scharber (moderator), Marika Staloch, … Continue reading PLN
On March 12, 2014 I listened in on a presentation from Jean-Phillippe Choinière of Buzz Math. Buzz Math is a proprietary website that leads middle-school students through a series of … Continue reading Buzz Math
In my last blog I shared about two calls that happen weekly that are moderated by Mozilla. I have been participating in these calls sporadically for the past few months. … Continue reading Equity and Digital Badges
Where are my badge people? Discussing (in depth) digital badges is something that not something everyone can or is interested in doing. Especially as the development and research around this … Continue reading Where are my badge people?
Now that I have shared about the website I work on, and our impetus for integrating digital badges. I want to ensure all my readers know what I mean by … Continue reading Digital Badges?
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/20/snowstorm February 21st, 2014 was a rough day for Minnesota, there was a lot of snow and it was very cold; school was canceled and a lot of employers told … Continue reading Winter Wonderland with Dr. Elisabeth Soep