Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is It A Unit?

When we start with a question, that must mean there are answers to be found. Yes. Yes. Yes! And so we start with the creation of this Unit and it is not one of measurement but one to provide knowledge that will be measured...thus the rubric. Essential question? Aren't all questions essential? Well we tell our students, "there is no such thing as a dumb question." And yes it starts with the essential question. Perhaps we can equate the essential question to the essential vitamins...got to have them. Essential to life and essential to knowledge, or to the growth of knowledge in this Unit. "How did America's relationship with Western & Eastern Europe and China change because of the Cold War?"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Design T2TF- Module 1 Reflection

We find reflections in mirrors, and if you look closely enough...ah, there it is...the reflection in the screen. The eye of the beholder in an electrode. At least our students are still living, breathing and thinking beings.

Designing instruction has always been important; presenting even more so and involving the students in the learning process is part of project based learning. Computers give them access to such a wide variety of resources that they would not have available to them otherwise.

So this too matters.... It matters to the gray matter. EDM

Monday, September 14, 2009


It is here, it is completed and was easier the second time. This did not work for me the first time...second time a charm. EDM!