Learning Communities

I have had great difficulty gathering my thoughts for this topic as it is the area that I need to do the most work as a teacher. I have not brushed up on my technological skills to keep up with what I teach. Since the last two years, I have concentrated mostly on switching to…

Becoming a Researcher

As I read the UNICEF information paper on ‘Children in a Digital World’ I find it sobering (given serious risks for lower income users and less supervised users) and enlightening because of the learning opportunities it can provide. And as a mother of three children, I agree that limiting digital access is not possible as…

Lurker to Connector

After finishing the readings, I am reaffirmed in my belief that I am a lurker. I have always had an aversion to ‘putting myself out there’ maybe for fear of judgment or insecurities of not knowing enough. As a lurker, I agree that I have to know more or read more before I am comfortable…

My Communities

I am connected to all webinars etc. from Teachers College as I attended a week-long Readers/Writers workshop at Columbia in 2014. I am also part of the school wide Learner Agency Team and will be presenting with a co-presenter at NESA spring Conference 2019 in Bangkok on my practices as an ELA and Social Studies…

Hello world!

This is the ‘Why’ part of the first unit. Name: Saadia Munir Hammad Originally from Pakistan/USA Currently living & working: Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia Position: Currently 8th Grade Humanities teacher (ELA and Social Studies). I have previously taught 6th and 7th-grade Humanities as well: Cohort: I am a classroom teacher who is looking for new ways…