Exploring Computational Thinking via the Backpack Redesign Challenge

When tasked with exploring computational thinking skills, I must admit that my first reaction was to question the practical application for those of us not teaching computer science. What role can computational thinking play when teaching history or English? It turns out that computational thinking can support problem-solving in a variety of subjects. We use

The Big6 Research Method: Step-by-Step

The Big6 Research Method is a framework to guide secondary students through the research process from developing a question to effective researching to presenting evidence of learning. It places an emphasis on the process over the result so it works wonderfully as a tool to build information-gathering skills. The following step-by-step guide takes students through

Digital Readiness Project

  Background For my culminating project for my Values, Ethics, and Foundations in Digital Education class, I was asked to assess the digital readiness of a school district by conducting an interview and then completing a report. In considering the questions to ask to gauge the district’s digital readiness, I was not sure if I

Digital Education: Mission Statement

My Mission is To: Model and promote the responsible, legal, and ethical use of technology through my personal actions.   Equip all students with the tools necessary to survive and thrive in our increasingly digital world. Share technological wisdom and best practices with fellow teachers via formal or informal mentorship. Use technology to bridge gaps

Hello, world!

I am so excited to begin my MEd. journey at Seattle Pacific University! This blog will serve as an ongoing portfolio of my learning throughout the Digital Education Leadership program. Please check out my About Page for more information.
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