Course 4 Final Project – Looking Ahead to Course 5

Brainstorming ideas for my potential COETAIL final project was certainly more challenging that I had at first anticipated.  Finding a project that is manageable,...

Digital Distractions – the Myth of Multitasking.

It seems like hardly a month goes by without at least one of my students asking if they can listen to music while they...

A Vision for the Role of AI and VR in the Classroom of Tomorrow.

As I stated in the beginning of my previous post, there is no doubt in my mind that our current model for schools, classrooms,...

Flipped Instruction – All or Nothing?

The longer I spend in the classroom, the more convinced I am that what has been termed the “Industrial Revolution Model” (or, alternatively, the...

Keeping Focus on What is Important in Student-Centered Learning

I initially approached this post from a perspective of trying to tease out the nuances of problem-based, project-based, and challenge-based learning.  My first plan...

Initial Thoughts on Two Common Technology Integration Models – SAMR and TPACK.

As an IB DP Chemistry teacher, models are an important part of what I teach.  In fact, one of the very first lessons in...

Presenting Google Cardboard – Design Principles for Introducing the Potential for VR in the Classroom.

For my Course 3 final project, I decided to focus on the aesthetics of presentation design as described in “option 1”.  As I am...

Data Visualization and Infographic Design

Effective data visualization helps us to more easily comprehend trends and relationships between sets of quantitative data that may not otherwise be readily apparent....

Bringing Storytelling into the Science Classroom – Some Initial Thoughts and Ideas

Storytelling has played an integral part of human development and evolution over many thousands of years.  I had read this before in various articles...

Applying Principles of Design to Presentations

I really enjoyed exploring the Presentation Zen blog this past week, and noticing the ways that good design can really make or break a...