Category Archives: Big Ideas

Uncovering and Embracing Teacher Creativity

Yesterday I facilitated a jam packed session on teacher creativity at the Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC). We talked about what it means to be a creative teacher and how to become more creative. The importance of trying new … Continue reading

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A sneak peek into WEx research findings

Earlier this year, I conducted a research study on behalf of the Working Examples team. We wanted to know first-hand why people use WEx and what they get from the site and community. Why do they use it? How does … Continue reading

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Disseminating research design and practice

I spend lots of time thinking about the best ways to disseminate research to impact practice. Here’s what Audrey Waters and Drew Davidson have to say about the topic.

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Improvement research

This post is about a type of research that’s applicable to all of us – improvement research. Teachers, admins, informal educators, designers and policy makers: keep reading because we can ALL use improvement research to assess changes in practices and … Continue reading

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You Say You Want an Innovation: Practical Steps Towards Improvment – Louis Gomez

Louis Gomez gave a wonderful keynote at the Digital Media and Learning Conference last week. He talked about the importance of sharing how we do work and how we “make stuff happen”. This is something we think about a lot … Continue reading

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Pushing the boundaries of academic publishing

As a recent PhD grad, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what it means to publish as an academic.  I know I’m supposed to publish in peer-reviewed journals, the gold standard for academics. There’s often a silent attitude … Continue reading

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Connecting families and classrooms

I defended my dissertation this week…and passed! Here are the slides from my presentation. Take a look at my working examples to learn more about the Family Share Project and the research study. If you’re really inspired you can read … Continue reading

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