Friday, May 29, 2020

Summer Digital Learning Book Study Begins June 8

Our Summer Digital Learning Book Study will begin Monday, June 8 in Moodle. We will be reading and discussing Copyrighteous by Indiana educator Diana Gill. Visit DOE's Moodle home at https://moodle.doe.in.gov/, search for the course Copyrighteous, log into your Moodle account (or create one), and use the enrollment key copy2020 to join the course. Additional information will be shared there. Please contact Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov if you have any questions.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Our book club discussions have a new home!

We've decided to move to Moodle for our next book club discussion. We will be reading and discussing Don't Ditch That Tech by Indiana educators Matt Miller, Nate Ridgway, and Angelia Ridgway beginning the week of February 17th. Visit DOE's Moodle home at https://moodle.doe.in.gov/, search for the course Don't Ditch That Tech, log into your Moodle account (or create one if you don't have one), and use the enrollment key dontditch to join the course. Additional information will be shared there. Please contact Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov if you have any questions.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Shake Up Learning Book Club Follow Up

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Fall eLearning Book Club. We hope you all got a lot out of the book club. We sent out PGP certificates Tuesday, November 26. If you did not receive your certificate or have any questions about it, please contact Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov.

We are preparing for our winter/spring book club. Watch this blog and Twitter (@INeLearn) after the first of the year for an announcement of the title and start date. If you have a suggestion for a book you would like us to read for the book club, email Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Shake Up Learning Week 7 Chapters 18-20

Is there anything from the dynamic learning experience examples in chapter 18 that you will take to your classroom? Have you decided on a lesson or concept that you teach that you can turn into a dynamic learning experience? If you create a lesson and share it online please share the link here.

This is the last week of the fall book club. Have you commented to each week's blog post? Scroll through the blog home page (http://elearningbookclub.blogspot.com/), click on each blog post, and ensure that you made a comment. (You can search for your name by pressing CTRL-F or command-F then typing your name in the search box.) You will need to click "Load more" at the bottom of the comments pages to see all of the comments. If one of your comments is labeled "Unknown" instead of your name you can try to edit it and add your name or you can click "Reply" and make a comment to it stating that the "unknown" comment belongs to you. If you have problems doing this, email Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov. I will send PGP certificates on Tuesday, November 26th. Please make all of your comments by then.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Shake Up Learning Week 6 Chapters 16 and 17

In chapter 16 Kasey shares a lot about planning, including a whole paragraph toward the beginning of the chapter listing questions to help you think about creating and implementing a dynamic learning experience. Did these questions spark any ideas? She ends the chapter talking about technology integration. How easy or difficult do you find technology integration in your classroom? From chapter 17, how do you work as a facilitator in your classroom and guide your students in their learning?

Remember to include your name in your comments if you are showing as “unknown” and contact Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov if you have any questions about the book club. Also, some of the posts have more comments than will fit on one page so you may need to scroll to the bottom of the post pages and click “Load more” to see all of the comments.

Next week is the last week of our book club. We will read and discuss chapters 18-20.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Shake Up Learning Week 5 Chapters 14 and 15

How are you implementing the four Cs and the ISTE standards with your students? Kasey shares so many great ideas in chapter 15. Are you already doing any of these things in your classroom? What do you want to learn more about so you can try it in the future?

We are three weeks from the end of the fall book club. It's not too late to catch up on comments from earlier weeks. If you're having any problems commenting, contact Meri Carnahan. If your name is showing as "Unknown" please include your name in your comments. If you have made comments that are labeled as "Unknown" comment back with your name so I know to whom the comments belong. We've got quite a few comments to the first three weeks' blog posts and they don't all load automatically. To view all the comments, click on the hyperlinked blog post title, scroll all the way to the bottom of the blog post page, then click on "Load more" at the bottom of the blog post pages (sometimes multiple times) in order to see all the comments.

Next week we'll read and discuss chapters 16 and 17. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Shake Up Learning Week 4 Chapters 12 and 13

This week we are discussing chapters 12 and 13. (Sorry for the incorrect reading assignment in last week's post.) Have you given your students the opportunity to share their learning outside of your classroom with an authentic audience? If not, what is keeping you from doing it and how might you do this in the future? How are you empowering your students and giving them choice in their learning? How do you encourage your students to be curious?

We've got quite a few comments to the first two weeks' blog posts and they don't all load automatically. To view all the comments, click on the hyperlinked blog post title, scroll all the way to the bottom of the blog post page, then click on "Load more" at the bottom of the blog post pages (sometimes multiple times) in order to see all the comment.

Next week we will read and discuss chapters 14 and 15.