ETOM (FREE) Annual Conference – November 6, 2020

ETOM (FREE) Annual Conference – November 6, 2020

Thank you to Kristen Salathiel for previewing the ETOM (Educational Technology Organization of Michigan) annual conference in a previous post about PD opportunities. Now that the sessions are scheduled and registration is open, I am here to promote the conference once...
It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Summer Shorts 2020

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Summer Shorts 2020

Back by popular demand (really!!), Summer Shorts has returned for the 4th season. Almost as exciting as the anticipation for Stranger Things Season 4, right?! But not as gawk-worthy as Tiger King, which set a new level for bad-TV-you-can’t-stop-watching. Luckily...
Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

My classes have theme weeks.  If you’re a student in my class, you  can guess the theme via facebook (Drcathynmc), twitter (@DrCathyNMC), Instagram (@DrCathyNMC), or just do it old school in our Zoom meetings in Moodle. I’ve even grabbed the username on...
New to Your Chrome Browser!

New to Your Chrome Browser!

You will notice 4 new icons added to your Chrome browser: These are some new tools for accessibility in reading, writing, math, and reading PDF files, available to NMC campus wide and based on your NMC Google login. They are Read&Write, Equatio, Screen Shot...
Developing Metacognition by Modeling with Contextual Frameworks

Developing Metacognition by Modeling with Contextual Frameworks

Metacognition means, simply, thinking about one’s thinking and realizing if you are comprehending what you are thinking.  Modeling thinking is one metacognitive approach to instruction that Buehl (2014) found increases student’s abilities to transfer or adapt their...