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Emily McCarren's Blog (4)

Admiration for the PLN

Working through the Flat Classroom Challenges and on Bonus #13 (Engage with Social Media) I stopped to give pause to the fact that I really admire my PLN (Personal/ Professional Learning Network).   

This pause was due to the fact that I was really nervous at the thought of presenting my Global Project Design on social media (I used twitter a bit) because it isn't really well formed yet and I didn't want to push out an idea that was half baked to the folks that might follow me…


Added by Emily McCarren on February 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Handshake Design Task

Our thoughts on the digital handshake: 

What is a digital handshake?

by Emily and Akram 

In most cultures a handshake is a direct form of acknowledging the other person's presence. It has its roots to the 5th Century…


Added by Emily McCarren on February 9, 2013 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Summative vs. Formative Assessment

As a participant in the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Course, we all have the opportunity to live projects through the eyes of students.  The satisfying meaning making with people from all over the world is sometimes overshadowed with the challenges that we encounter to 




As a professional, I often…


Added by Emily McCarren on January 21, 2013 at 2:27am — 7 Comments

Good Communication Skills in Schools

Quad Blogging Assignment 

(Mark Grinder, Emily McCarren and Paula Cancro) 

Establishing good communication…


Added by Emily McCarren on January 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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