Daily Archives: May 1, 2008

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Does Technology Matter Yet?

Is using technology in the classroom important? Is there really any educational benefit to integrating technology across content areas? In the latest issue of Express, educators speak about why and how they use technological resources in the classroom. As you read throught the articles, think about how much of this you already do!!! Technology and

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Hello Greenbush!

What a wonderful day we had yesterday!!! It was very nice meeting everyone and sharing ideas with you. Thank you Brad for all that you did to help make yesterday such a success! As promised, the presentations from yesterday can be downloaded using the hyperlinks below. Don’t forget to sign up to become a Star

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No Blogging, No Civilization

  I just finished reading a great blog post, FROM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT! This H.S. student blog post (see my earlier post: Learning How to be Unschooly) is right on point with an article I just read about a recent PEW research report (here’s the whole report if you’re interested) on student writing, blogging,

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Learning How to Be Unschooly

Background info: Earlier this month, on Youth Twitter, a student in South Korea, Soojin wrote, “just my opinion about youthtwitter: schooly. concrete.” Hannah, a student in Philadelphia, answered her on Youth Twitter, “I think Alan’s survey is a good example of how not to be ‘schooly’. Students should ask questions of each other and interact.”

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heasulli's daily diigo bookmarks 05/01/2008

Top News – Blogging helps encourage teen writing tags: edtech Blogging helps encourage teen writing Survey reveals that student bloggers are more prolific and appreciate the value of writing more than their peers Buried beneath the alarm of writing “purists,” however, was a promising finding with equally important implications for schools: Blogging is helping many teens

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Our Thoughts Go Out…

to our fellow educators in Suffolk after a horrendous tornado swept through their city on Monday. Betty Jo English, VA STAR DE, sent us an update today…”Kings Fork Middle School has been affected indirectly because we have students as well as a couple of staff members who lived in the nearby neighborhoods that were destroyed

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Guess who won 2008 BESSIE Awards?

If you guessed the Discovery Educator Network website… well, you’re only half right. Both the DEN website and Discovery Education Science were honored with 2008 BESSIE awards! Discovery Education Science – Elementary won for Best Science Website for upper elementary students. “Discovery Education is dedicated to improving student achievement in the sciences across the country.

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Hello Greenbush!

What a wonderful day we had yesterday!!!  It was very nice meeting everyone and sharing ideas with you.  Thank you Brad for all that you did to help make yesterday such a success! As promised, the presentations from yesterday can be downloaded using the hyperlinks below.  Don’t forget to sign up to become a Star Discovery Educator so

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