Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from February 18th, 2012

BK Day!

February 18th, 2012 · No Comments · reading and technology

“No, it is not Burger King Day!” I tell my students when they see the big words on the Smartboard. It is Background Knowledge Day! Periodically, we have BK Day to change the normal routine, to deal with just before vacation craziness, or to engage the students in an interest area. The students see it […]

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Checkers, Chess … Rubrik’s Cube, Oh My

February 12th, 2012 · No Comments · education issues

In my fantasies, I live a checkerboard life – you can only move forward one step at a time. You can be “jumped,” but with a little vigilance, you see the dangers and can avoid them. It is possible to move backwards and forwards after having gained success. However, as an educator, mother, wife, daughter, […]

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Traveling the Middle Lane

February 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Traveling the Middle Lane

An occasional post about what it is like teaching middle school students. “Read the Word” – Really? While one of my colleagues was working with a student on an activity that asks a student to read words when various letters are switched around, her attention wandered for a moment. She moved letter tiles around asking […]

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Communicating from Afar

February 4th, 2012 · No Comments · reading and technology

Last year in the middle of teaching my poetry unit, I needed to be absent very frequently. Teaching a subject without textbooks presents a unique dilemma for educators. How do you keep students learning and motivated? One of the resources that I used was Symbaloo. Symbaloo allowed me to put many of my resources in […]

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