Author Archives: Sisqitman

About Sisqitman

I am an Instructional Technology Specialist for Van ISD in Van, TX. My vision is to help equip, encourage, and support teachers, students, and admin. in their use of technology in teaching and learning.

5 Things We Have to Stop Pretending (in education)

This weekend as I was on Twitter, I ran across a blogging challenge called “5 Things We Have to Stop Pretending” in education to #makeschooldifferent. It was passed along by educator Jay Greenlinger (@JayGreenlinger) to five teachers in his PLN. … Continue reading

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How a District Performance Task Drove us to Deeper Questions about Learning

This past week, two of our district’s high schools administered a District-created Performance Task. The task consisted of a classroom activity one day, and the following day, a self-guided time of research, curating/synthesizing information, and writing a position paper on … Continue reading

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It’s My Pleasure – A Habit of Mind (and Heart) Brought to You by Chick Fil-A

This summer while traveling to Castle Rock, CO, and Tyler, TX, my wife and daughter introduced me to Chick Fil-A, a restaurant chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches and such. Not only do they serve good food, but they are … Continue reading

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My First Glance at the Common Core

As an educational technology coordinator for a high school district, having an awareness of how instruction is delivered and student learning is assessed and made visible is important.  I enjoy reading about and watching videos/webinars on current pedagogical thinking and … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on Digital Identity

With our continuing discussions about Digital Identities,@ChezVivian has written a wonderful blog post (Perfecting My Footprint in Life) exhorting us toward being authentic people online – full of character and integrity – as an extension of who we are in … Continue reading

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At the Crossroads

As I read, “I am a teacher and I am tired,” by a young teacher, I found myself remembering times when I was at the end of myself as a teacher and having to evaluate if I wanted to continue … Continue reading

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Sisqitman’s ETMOOC Takeaways

As I come to the end of the ETMOOC, I feel a sense of sadness, but also that it’s time to continue the work that was started as a result of my partnership with my fellow ETMOOCers. We dared to … Continue reading

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