Follow the Learning
Over my career as an educator, my thinking has shifted from focusing on how to “teach” to how to design opportunities for “learning”. This blog chronicles my journey and shares some clues I have discovered along the way. ~knowclue
Bio: Marianne Malmstrom, aka Knowclue, is a recognized leader in the use of virtual environments and digital multimedia resources in education. Fascinated by emerging technology, she believes that we must critically select and pair promising technology with sound pedagogy if we are to keep education relevant. As a technology teacher for The Elisabeth Morrow School, Marianne follows shifts in how students use technology in their everyday lives. With this information, she draws on over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and administrator to create new learning environments designed to develop essential skills and literacies necessary for success in a constantly changing world.In 2011,
Marianne was selected by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) as part of itsTeachers of the Future Program. She was honored in 2010 by the New Jersey Legislature for outstanding service, leadership and commitment as an educator. Over the past ten years, Marianne has worked with colleagues to develop a school-wide multimedia program that has received international recognition including awards from both WLIW’s Celebration of Teaching & Learning and Flat Classroom Project’s NetGen Project. Her current work is focused on using virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) to foster healthy norms in online communities, while giving students opportunities to collaborate and solve problems in highly creative spaces.