Archive | January, 2014

What I think…straight up.

It appears that Friday mornings are going to be the routine time for big reflection this semester.  Case in point…I have just gotten out of recording the GRAD 602 Session 3 Podcast with Britt and Enoch, and I’ve been reading some of the early bl…

Harnessing the Parfait

Photo: Chandrika221 (Flickr)I’ve had a rare gift today…a day with only one meeting and arranged after-school care and no assignments due for two days. Today is for hyperlinking, interdisciplinary reading, and whiteboard filling.  There are plent…

Presenting with Awesomeness.

Hi 391’ers!Photo – Arjan RichterApologies for the abrupt closing today!  For those of you who didn’t make it to Presentations speeddating, here’s what I spoke about…First, I touched on how different presentation software can affect the way you t…

Confessions of a book lender…

Before I forget…www.wordle.netor google “word cloud” for other sites, because there are several out there…Ok, now that that’s settled, I wanted to spend a moment discussing the fabulous “teacher” wall GRAD602 came up with this past Thursday.  …

Learning is Messy

We have all heard it. Learning is messy. If you are a teacher, you have probably said it to your students, when their frustration level was at its highest. Learning is messy. Sometimes it is tedious. Sometimes, a question seems … Continue reading →

iPad-ing Across the Sahara

I have to blog for three classes this semester…two that I’m co-teaching and one that I’m taking.  I’m looking forward to drawing conclusions about that experience.  Will it be too much of a time suck?  Will I get faster and better? &nb…

Roasting the Fennel

Hello Grad 602! It’s a relaxing Saturday morning at the Gogia household…the kids spent the night at grandma’s, so I’m free to (1) listen to some 1990’s angry chick music (the genre’s name lends itself to some serious critical reflection–the one reason I insist on using and listening to it, so go with it),  Flickr – […]

(Online) learning in/at the margins

By now, our intentions of venturing into the MOOC space this summer are quite public. Privately, I have had the great fortune of planning/scheming with Gardner Campbell and Tom Woodward what that learning experience will look and feel like.  Last week, for nearly 2 hours a day almost every day, we sat around a table […]

A leap forward

As I begin this exciting dive into educational cyberspace, I am finding myself a bit conflicted. I love this new job. I love the journey I am taking into building an online identity. I love the ideas that are sparked … Continue reading →