Monthly Archives: March 2012

Reflection

Working Holiday                                  Course 3 was done almost entirely during Spring Break.  My daughter asked me several times “Why don’t you keep up with the … Continue reading

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Digital Life at ASIJ

Course 3:  Final Project Background:  For the past few months, my fellow elementary school counselor Steve, grade 5 teacher Tracey and I have been working on a site to supplement, compliment and support our 1:1 program in grade 5.  One … Continue reading

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Over My Head with Remix

In today’s blog I am supposed to answer “How can you incorporate aspects of remix culture into your lessons?” Remix culture in my guidance classes?  I am stumped.  The concept of  “remix” hasn’t been a part of my life one … Continue reading

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Infographics and Data Visualization in Guidance Classes

Technology can help differentiate instruction for different learners. This is  especially so for visual learners — the many kids who learn better through pictures than words.   Infographics and data visualization are two main tools for presenting complex materials visually. … Continue reading

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Friendship Timeline

In this week’s reading, I was introduced to the Center for Digital Story Telling.  The center’s mission is to “listen deeply, tell stories”   How wonderful to be encouraged to listen deeply to stories. In my guidance lessons, specially with younger … Continue reading

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Presentation Nightmare

Two years ago I was introduced to Garr Reynold’s Presentation Zen by Elizabeth Hubbell when she came to ASIJ to do a workshop.  Reynold’s books were highly recommended and I became an instant fan.  Unfortunately, becoming a fan is  much easier … Continue reading

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Be the “One”

How Does Visual Literacy Play a Role in My Classroom? So many guidance class ideas and concepts (problem solving, being a constructive community member, handing anger, reporting vs. tattling, to name a few) can be communicated with images and visuals. … Continue reading

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