This week Martha and Stepan made a connection to each other because they’re reading the same book and then made this beautiful connection to another text via Chapter 3 of Daniel Levitin’s book The Organized Mind Do you ever have a piece of music come to mind when you’re reading? As an English teacher and […]
Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty by Vikram Chandra My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Vikram Chandra’s final words of Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty, he says: “Makers tend to fetishize tools that they use successfully, and computer geeks are no exception—hackers will tell you […]
Today at 7:30 pm ET I’ll be hosting our second Google Hangout On Air so please join us if you’re able at: https://plus.google.com/events/cjq0v12mnjjivqrogee67tsebbo or watch the live videostream here: A few years ago now I worked with a team at my school in a Professional Learning Practice action research project where we learned how to […]
I want the book club to be as accessible as possible to every member. As of this moment, we have 63 members from Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and beyond to Jordan and New Zealand. This week I found an app on my iPad to replace my old aggregator Zite called Flipboard. An aggregator creates reading […]
Testing testing! This is our first attempt at meeting face-to-face….online! Using Google Hangouts on Air this is supposed to let me: talk to some of my favourite #BIT15Reads members livestream our discussion record the event for later playback via YouTube Don’t worry if you can’t make it this time, because we’re going to try to […]
Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work by Rosemary M. Lehman My rating: 5 of 5 stars This little book packs a whallop in terms of professional development for online teachers. As a grade 12 online English teacher, and a teacher-librarian, I found Lehman and Conceicao’s research to be precisely focused on my […]
The reason I chose it for our book club is because of my two goals for the #BIT15Reads book club: community and longevity.
The first steps of #BIT15Reads Book Club In 2014, a bold man took on the daunting task of discussing a book at an educational technology conference. That session catapulted our quest for deeper meaning and so we bring to you the Bring IT Together book club (#BIT15Reads) The aim of the book club is to deepen […]