Sunday, March 29, 2015

Learning From Others, Challenge 12

So in case you couldn't tell, last week we took a week off!  Sometimes we just need time to re-focus or even recuperate.

This week's challenge is one that I have gained so much from.

About a year and a half ago, I started a little podcast series with my friends Chris Kesler and Stacey Huffine.  We all loved learning from other technology related podcasts that we were listening to.

But I began to realize that the stories that stuck out most to me, were the personal stories, not just the technology ones.

Through that EduAllStars was born.

EduAllStars is a podcast that seeks to allow educators to share their stories and their journey.  It gives you a glimpse into a person and what makes them a great educator.

Chris and I now co-host the series and release a new episode every week on iTunes, but you can also find all of the interviews on our website.  We choose people that inspire Chris and me.  These people are educators who are just like YOU.  Working their behinds off to change kids' lives.

Your challenge this week is to watch at least one interview and design a tweet, create a canva, make a thinglink, design an infographic, write a blog post, or do whatever you wish!  But show what you learned from that person.  Tweet or FB it out and include the hashtag #EduLS.  Let's all learn together and from each other and share our stories.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrate Someone

This week's challenge is easy, and it comes straight from me!

How easily we forget our worth.  How easily we forget we hold value.  You can look around on any given day and there is someone struggling with self-belief.

This week I challenge you to celebrate someone.  To find a creative way to remind someone of how much they mean to you.  Maybe it's just writing them a smile note, maybe it's filling their office with balloons, maybe it's as easy as looking them in the eye and tell them, face to face, you matter.

Whatever way you choose to celebrate someone this week, share your celebration through social media using the #EduLS hashtag.

Hey, why just stop at one person?  Let's celebrate as many as we can this week!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Send Them On Learning Missions; Challenge 10

I am thrilled about this week's #EduLS challenge!

This week's challenge comes to you from the incredible Shelly Terrell!  Shelly is one of the co-founders of the #edchat hashtag!  She travels all over the world helping educators and kids.  She also just recently released her brand new book "The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers".

Her challenge this week is simple in theory, but may require some creative thinking on your end!  It's all about sending someone on a "learning mission".  I love the idea behind this and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Click HERE to see Shelly's challenge!  And remember to tweet our your creations using the #EduLS hashtag!  Happy Learning!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Creating a @Piktochart or @ThingLink_Edu

First off I want to say how much I absolutely love seeing all the things shared via the #EduLS hashtag.  There are so many creative and innovative ideas that are just pushing me and my creativity as well!  Thank you to those of you stepping outside your comfort zone and trying new things!

This is another weekly challenge all about creation.  This week's challenge comes from my good friend Paul Carver.  Paul is one of the most innovative guys I know and someone who is always up for trying to think outside the box and challenge his students in their PBL/Makerspace environment!

This week's challenge is all about creating a Piktochart or ThingLink.  You can find Paul's challenge video HERE that gives you more information!

Remember to share out your creations using the #EduLS hashtag on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook!

Happy Learning!

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