I Must Have a Tardis in the Backyard

In class tonight, there was a lot of discussion about what good online teaching looks like. The discussion surrounded every person in class who made a comment that they hated online classes. These classes were a waste of time and completely ineffective. My question to the class then was, “How many of the instructors actually met…

Soft Skills in Education

This week, I was conversing with a brilliant mind with whom I work, @CourtneyKofeldt, discussing new ideas for presentations. We had been visiting another school where #softskills were discussed as the “skills of the future,” and the more I thought about this, the more accurate that statement became. In education, we have moved so far…

AppSmashing and Paper by FiftyThree

#appsmash of these for #edonline #tpack created by me with @FiftyThree pic.twitter.com/7JjKNZwqOu — KC Testerman (@KCTesterman) May 29, 2015 I’m currently working on a presentation for my doctoral class. I have to research and then explain in a presentation how technology influences education. As I was researching, I reviewed some great apps like iAnnotate, Post-Its Plus, Nearpod,…

Cyber Teachers are Amazing!

Yesterday, at my work, we had the privilege of hosting Alan November (@globalearner) during our “Parent Chat” at PA Leadership Charter School. He was talking to our parents regarding using technology in smarter ways.  Check out my twitter feed @kctesterman to see my notes I took and links he referenced. What I realized though, is…

Online Learning

I’ve been asked to create a course for a university around me on “Delivery Techniques for Online Learning.”  As of now, I don’t have the whole course completed.  I’m slowly working through the course trying to decide what really needs to be a part of the course.  One item I found that I think other…

All atwitter…

Has anyone asked you to use Twitter? Has your response been, “Have you lost your mind? I am way too busy to follow #JustinTimberlake or #MileyCyrus or care if @KimKardashian has a new line of clothes!” But Twitter isn’t just another pretty face! It’s free professional development, 24/7, whenever you want, with whomever you want,…

If they buy in…

I finished my PBL activity this week. The site I used was PBL Voyage that I introduced to my class last week. Most of my students had never used a wiki before; some did not even know what one was. The activity went really well. The students bought into the challenge. I think that is…

Educational Integrators…

Isn’t that what we are to be? As I looked around today during our first day back, I thought how much potential we have and influence with these students coming to us. In only one week, I will see an average of 120 students a day. I will spend more time with these kids than…

Time is of the essence

We all complain about not having enough time. I know I do. Think though…what will happen truly if we don’t get something done? It will have to wait until tomorrow. Teachers don’t put things off very well. That’s why technology has really helped me. I CAN put off today what I can’t get to right…

Social Society? I don’t think so.

This is my attempt at another blog. I’d like to discuss technologies’ effect on education today. I know you’re reading this saying, “oh no, not another one.” Hopefully, it won’t be the same old same old… I look around as I drive and see so many anti-social teens and adults on phones, not paying any…