Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

A STAR of the Discovery Educator Network with a focus on reading instruction and technology

Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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SWBAT: Students Will … Be Able to ..

November 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community, reading and technology

One of my favorite professional development resources is the Teaching Channel. The Teaching Channel provides short video clips on many topics at all grade levels. Want some ideas about managing transitions? Try the Teaching Channel. Struggling with how to differentiate your instruction? Try the Teaching Channel. In two – five minutes, you can get a […]

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New England Day of Discovery: Renewed, Re-energized, and Ready to Go … Again

March 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community, reading and technology

Who would think that spending one of my precious weekend days at school would renew and re-energize me for my next week at school? Well, that is exactly what happened after spending last Saturday at the New England Day of Discovery! Several factors helped create a wonderful day. First, it was great being surrounded by […]

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Journeys Taken … Journeys Lived

January 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

I have taken some interesting journeys in my life … some are trips that are pure enjoyment; others are intellectually and/or culturally enriching; others are life-changing. Outward Bound tested my physical limits and my fear of heights. My trip to China challenged me to eat pigeon and find my way out of a large park […]

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Edutopia Posted Article on Twittering

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

It seems like I am on a Twittering campaign.  Edutopia recently posted an article about Twittering:  Twittering, not Frittering:  Professional Development in 140 Characters.

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Find Colleagues on Twitter

August 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

Thanks to a Tweet I just read, I discovered a Wiki started by Gini Hartman.  She states her purpose as, “This wiki was created to easily help educators find other educators on Twitter that have the same interests as them (that teach in the same content area). Check out the list of educators on the […]

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Wading into Twitter

August 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

I am a late adopter.  I am an early adopter. I am a late adopter.  I first heard about Twitter and Plurk over two years ago at a Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer Institute.  At the time, I thought, “That’s interesting, but do I really care to hear what people are doing all the time?  […]

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The New York Times Learning Network

May 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community

I love discovering free high quality resources that supplement my curricular materials.  Finding engaging material for the end of the year is always particularly difficult when many students have already “checked out.”  The New York Times Learning Network has helped this year with a lesson on idioms entitled, “Are You a Fish out of Water?  […]

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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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Social Networking as a Learning Tool

January 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Professional Learning Community

Help is just a click away.  In my experience, many teachers, including myself, are often reluctant to invite others into their classroom to gain insight and input from colleagues.  While nothing can truly replace a collaborative classroom observation to help a teacher analyze her/his effective teaching and classroom management techniques, a good social networking site […]

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Time to Reflect

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community, reading and technology

To me New Year’s Eve has always been a time for reflection rather than celebration.  My journey to more fully integrate technology into my teaching began three or four years ago when I became a Discovery Education Star.  Since then I have learned so much!  My students and colleagues have benefitted right along with me.  […]

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