Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from March 27th, 2010

Field Trips, Background Knowledge, and the Freedom to Experience

March 27th, 2010 · No Comments · reading and technology

Field trips provide wonderful opportunities to help students build background knowledge about something they will learn about or to help them make connections to something they are learning.  However, how many times have you seen students on field trips with clipboards or sheets of paper to complete for a “Treasure Hunt.”  In the name of […]

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Nominate the Best YA Books this Decade

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

I saw this request for nominations for the Best YA Books published between 2000 – 2010 in the English Companion Ning.  The author of the post asked others to pass the request on.  So … here it is. “Every decade, Dr. Ted Hipple would ask YA enthusiasts, what their favorite YA books were for the […]

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Building Background Knowledge for the Elite and the “Regulars”

March 13th, 2010 · No Comments · education issues

My son’s friend attends a private high school.  His schedule for March has been two weeks vacation and two weeks participating in a mini-course entitled, “The System.”  This young man has had the opportunity to attend criminal and civil trials, visit jails and prisons, talk to inmates, and discuss legislation with legislators and criminal justice […]

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New Page for Web 2.0 Updates

March 7th, 2010 · No Comments · reading and technology

I have added a new page on my blog, Web 2.0, to report on updates about resources I have previously mentioned on my blog.  Check out the updates on SpellingCity.

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