Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Register Now for the 2017 Fall eLearning Book Club

Registration is now open for the 2017 Fall eLearning Book Club. Click here to register for the book club and we will send you a reminder the week before the book club begins. This is also how we get your email address which we use to send your PGPs at the end of the book club. Please note -- even if you've registered for and participated in an eLearning Book Club in the past, you will still need to register for this one.

This fall we will be reading Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World by Julie Smith. This book can be purchased from Amazon and other places where you buy books. The book club will begin on September 11th as we celebrate Indiana Digital Citizenship Week and last 10 weeks. We will read one chapter each week and a prompt or question will be posted each Monday here in the book club blog. To receive notifications when posts are made, click Join this site or Follow by email in the bar to the right. Participants who make a meaningful contribution to every week's discussion will be awarded 20 PGPs.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Summer 2017 Book Club Conclusion

Thanks again to all of you for participating in this book club. We had 323 participants make over 4100 comments throughout the 11 weeks of the book club! I'm sure you all are walking away with some great ideas to take back to your schools and classrooms.

PGP documentation emails were sent out earlier this afternoon (August 23rd). Please archive the email as it serves as your proof of receiving the PGPs. If you did not receive an email please contact Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov.

We are excited to announce our next book club selection. This fall we will be reading Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World by Julie Smith. This book can be purchased from Amazon and other places where you buy books. The book club will begin on September 11th as we celebrate Indiana Digital Citizenship Week. More information on registering for and participating in the fall book club will be coming soon.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Blended Week Eleven: Conclusion

This week share where you're going from here in terms of blending learning in your school or classroom. Are you starting to have conversations in your school or are you doing some blending in your classroom? What are you next steps?

This week marks the end of our summer 2017 book club. Please have all of your comments made to the blog posts by Monday, August 21st. I will email PGPs that week. As you look back to make sure you commented each week, remember we have had lots of comments each week and in order to see them all you have to click on "Load more" multiple times at the bottom of the post pages. If you have any questions about your participation, email Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov. And watch for a post in the next few weeks regarding the fall book club selection.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Blended Week Ten: Discover Your Way to Success

It may be hard to imagine being this far into the blended learning process if you haven't started it, so think about the example schools form this chapter and the assumptions that were made. What assumptions about the design do you think are the riskiest? How might you test the assumptions? What other thoughts or questions do you have about this chapter?

Next week is the final week of the book club. Take some time to go back and ensure that you have commented each week. Remember, we have had lots of comments each week and in order to see them all you have to click on "Load more" multiple times at the bottom of the post pages. If you have any questions about your participation, email Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov.

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 11, "Conclusion."