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Devi#ed

Devi#ed

Family of four: four iPads, iPhones and Apple IDs; two MacBook Airs; several portable hard drives, headphones, speakers and other gadgets; innumerous online accounts and passwords; a life in the cloud… that’s growing at the same rate as my kids… if not faster. Can we...
Daysprings & Doomsday

Daysprings & Doomsday

Is it the break of an era or the decay of a system? Both. It’s a dialectic process. Schools need to change; newer ways of communicating and acquiring knowledge are here and part of our daily life. Nonetheless, not all must be destroyed and recreated. Evolution is a...
Present experience

Present experience

Planning my classes feels like finding the right mixture in an experimental lab. The reactive ingredients to learn a language are ACTFL, 5Cs, IBO, DP, AAPPL, DELF, SBC, UbD, ISTE, XBL. To those, add extra elements such as differentiation, 1-to-1, f2f, games, PIP, IA...
Past Not Present: X-BL

Past Not Present: X-BL

The pedagogy of discovery learning has been around for over 50 years. All the x-based learning have somewhat sprouted from the same ideas. They’re opposed to a traditional approach of learning and… Promote deep understanding Develop meta-cognitive skills Encourage a...
Teched [French] Learning

Teched [French] Learning

Reflecting on what we do is a powerful tool to understanding, improving and redefining practices and beliefs. It’s essential to learning. Am I integrating tech in my class? Yes. Do I do it well? The way it should be done? Maybe. But the road to “better myself” as a...