16 Habits of Mind shared.
Habits of Mind is knowing how to behave intelligently when you DON'T know the answer. It means having a disposition toward behaving intelligently when confronted with problems, the answers to which are not immediately known: dichotomies, dilemmas, enigmas and uncertainties.
Excellent blog post by @ToscaKilloran about coding using Scratch - from an amazing PYP teacher in Germany who really gets it! Great resources - video and websites - shared.
Love it when she says, "However, the real goal rests not in the student’s ability to code, but the complex network of skills that are contained within coding. Among other things, this entails thinking logically and algorithmically but also creatively, and collaboratively."
I like the clear and simple interactive layout. I have used the older Technology Integration Matrix produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology before and it was useful - this newer version really hones in on collaborative, constructive, authentic and goal directed design principles.
As part of our Connected Learning Community, we are highlighting the importance of balance, safety and responsible behavior online (generally called “Digital Citizenship“) through a variety of events, lessons and activities.
Reviewing the Global Citizen Diploma developed at YIS. It includes as an extended element Digital Citizenship - creation of a digital portfolio and video production with responsible use of technology. A good model to emulate.