Show 66: Thinking Routine- 321 Bridge


Making Thinking Visible book

RAT model for technology integration

eBooks: Student-created electronic books using various apps

See previous descriptions for more details in using the following technologies:


-Mind Maps


-Whiteboard apps

-Art apps

-Podcasts/Audio recording apps

Digital Media:  

Britannica ImageQuest (need password), Creative Commons Search, Flickr, British Museum History of the World in 100 Objects,

YouTube, Flickr, Web search for media representation of lesson topics

Show 65: Personalizing PD

Guiding Question: What steps can be taken to help teachers personalize their learning and how to help schools build a culture of learning for their teachers and students that connects to people outside of the school?

Tips of the Week:


Jeff recently shared via Flipboard a Forbes article on rethinking how we use technology in schools. The author points out that technology of often used not to support innovative instructional strategies but to reinforce traditional direct instruction content delivery. It says a great deal when so much of what we have been hearing in the blogosphere for so many years makes it to the mainstream press. Hopefully this is a good sign as educators, administrators and parents think about how they spend funds on technology without first shifting the way teachers teach and students learn.


Show 63: UDL to Support All Learners

Guiding Question: How to bring UDL into your teaching practice?

Previous shows referenced in this show

Show 21 with Kerri Mahoney on Multimedia Essays

Show 22 on UDL

Tips of the Week:

Mark- Digital UDL inspired book… UDL Theory to Practice (free version is online).  How to operationalize these principles. Einstein’s Big Idea-- documentary on NOVA. The Sketchbook Handbook.

David- Wes Fryer’s work with visual notetaking. Check out his Mapping Media to the Curriculum site with a specific section on visual notetaking.

Show 62: Going 1:1 and Making the Shift with Vinnie Vrotny

Guiding Question:

How to make the shift with a well-planned 1:1 program?


Vinnie Vrotny blogs at Multi-Faceted Reflections

Tips of the Week:

Vinnie- Grant Wiggins: A Veteran Teacher Turned Coach...

David- David Perkins and Jim Reese of Project Zero wrote an excellent article on leadership in schools where they provide guidelines for how to make change sustainable. The article is When Change Has Legs.

Show 61: Thinking Routines- Think | Puzzle | Explore

Resources Mentioned in this Show:

Making Thinking Visible book

RAT model for technology integration

Google Docs

Screencasting: Explain Everything or Educreations

Digital Note Sharing with Digtial “Sticky Notes”: Padlet, Lino app

Shareable Online Mind Maps: Mindmeister

Blogging & LMS

Not easily shareable Mind Maps: Inspiration on computer, multiple apps on tablets.

Show 60: STEAM and Facilitating an Innovation Lab with Vinnie Vrotny

Guiding Question:

How does implementing an innovation lab affect learning in one's school?


Vinnie Vrotny Blogs at Multi-Faceted Reflections

Edtech Co-Op Show 39: Constructing a STEAM Program with Vinnie Vrotny

Tips of the Week:

Vinnie-  Look to subscribe to the magazine.

David- If you are not using a LMS to post assignments, resources, tutorials, etc., look to write up your lessons in Google Docs to share them with your students. I am trying to help model a more blended and personalized approach to learning at my school by doing this. The students get just enough instruction from me to get them started on projects. They then have the Doc with my “how to’s” and links to tutorials where they can learn from on their own time. If you have a LMS, you just build out a personal learning module filled with resources and tutorials. I work with elementary students so we are not using our LMS that much, yet.

Show 58: Thinking Routines- Zoom In

Resources mentioned in this show:

Making Thinking Visible book

RAT model for technology integration

Digital Media: Historical stock images, Humanline for images of civilization, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art Google Cultural Institute, Zoom In Routine at Google Cultural Institute

-Blogging & LMS

-Prezi for presentations

-Image editing software to focus on specific sections

-Images on iPad and Android tablets for manipulation, zooming in.

-Screen capture tools: Built in on Mac (shift-command - 4) or Jing

-Thinglink for image annotation