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Entries from August 31st, 2009

My Tweets for 2009-08-31

August 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

My 6 yr old is “going green” and just issued me 2 tickets: for not turning off the lights and tv when I left the room. Kids, don’t u luv em # RT: @russeltarr Twitter 101: Clarifying The Rules For Newbies: http://tinyurl.com/lk3n2d #historyteacher # RT: @tonyrobbins If you are patient in one moment of anger, […]

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My Tweets for 2009-08-30

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

RT: @russeltarr The American Flag: Flash animation showing its evolution: http://tinyurl.com/n5lxcl # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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My apologies. SSR is here to stay

August 29th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

The Committed Sardine – blog: “Learners have changed as a result of their exposure to technology, says Greenfield, who analyzed more than 50 studies on learning and technology, including research on multi-tasking and the use of computers, the Internet and video games. Her research was published this month in the journal Science. Reading for pleasure, […]

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My Tweets for 2009-08-28

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

RT @quote_daily: The most effective teacher will always be biased, for the chief force in teaching is confidence and enthusiasm – Joyce Cary # Follow @PlanbookEdu to win great prizes for back to school #edtech gear http://bit.ly/J1GhO (my fingers are crossed ;)) # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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My Tweets for 2009-08-27

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

RT: @web20classroom RT @EdTechLeader: 10 Rules of Engagement – Edutopia article on How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class http://bit.ly/iNWYu # RT: @readinator RT @TheEngTeacher: Mr. Bariexca’s Honors British Literature Wiki http://viigo.im/0HFv # RT: @quote_daily The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else. […]

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Taking questioning to a higher level

August 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

Do not ask what you did in school today. Instead ask what you made, liked, disliked, created, published, shared…… We all know that higher level thinking skills are the ones to be explored and developed. Are we doing this daily? In home and in class Weblogg-ed » “What Did You Create Today?”: “What did you […]

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My Tweets for 2009-08-22

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

Wish me luck. I am now officially taking 1 part of Nat’l Bd Certification. Kinda overwhelmed. Hope I can pull it off. # RT: @jackiegerstein RT farroutlinks: Understanding-Using Bloom’s (new) tax. to Develop Questions for Critical Thinking http://ow.ly/knoa # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Explore a book or two

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Developments, WOW

I wish we would/could….

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My Tweets for 2009-08-21

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

RT: @quote_daily The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Ralph Waldo Emerson # I’m following @SimpleK12 to win cool #edtech stuff for back to school! # My class would love to make podcasts I’m following @SimpleK12 to win cool #edtech stuff for back to school! # I’m following […]

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Week one is over and we have many, many, many, many more to go

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments · PLNs, Professional Developments

Evaluation time.  Week 1 is over.  I have stacked, unstacked and restacked boxes filled with our new textbooks.  I have distributed books, collected books and ordered books.  I have met, hugged, kissed, greeted, disciplined and encouraged hundreds of students.  I am exhausted.  I have 3 ninety minute freshman classes.  I expect the year to be a […]

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My Tweets for 2009-08-20

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

RT: @web20classroom Poetry 180 Project for High School… http://is.gd/2oL26 # RT: @web20classroom Library of Congress for Teachers… http://is.gd/2oLlW # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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My Tweets for 2009-08-18

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

RT: @linkstoliteracy RTObama speech on importance of education to b broadcast live on www.whitehouse.gov at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 8. # @kyteacher I agree that that is too early. Sorry. Our lunch used to be at 10:30 and I complained about that # RT: @copyblogger “If you want things to be different, perhaps […]

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How well do u drive and text?

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Just for fun, WOW

Gauging Your Distraction – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com: “Gauging Your Distraction New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, experts say, you should not attempt to text when driving.”

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Daily writing tips

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

Daily Writing Tips is a blog that is a good source of content about writing in English. Recently, they announced the release of an ebook about English grammar. The ebook is 34 pages long and is free to anyone that subscribes to their email newsletter.

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Check out these sites

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Grammar Games and Lesson Resources: “Ten Grammar Games and Lesson Resources 1. Grammar Ninja is a fun game for students to play as they develop a working knowledge of the parts of speech. Grammar Ninja has three levels for students to work through”

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Kid friendly research site

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

The KYVL for Kids Research Portal – How to do research Home Base Colorful, very colorful kid friendly site that helps with research.

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180 tech tips

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

180 Technology Tips – HOME PAGE: “180 Technology Tips How It Works: 180TechTips.com offers 15 hours of free computer training in 180 easy to follow 5 minute lessons. This isn’t a boring 15 hour lecture. We aren’t going to lock you in a computer lab for 2 days of ineffective staff development training that leaves […]

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What should teacher evaluation look like

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Educators should be evaluated on student progress – Related Stories – Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief: “Educators should be evaluated on student progress Accomplished Teacher® by SmartBrief 08/14/2009 Teachers should be compensated based on performance, but educators should not be evaluated on the results of a single test,”How silly. An educator being evaluated on his/her ability […]

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I love wordles

August 16th, 2009 · No Comments · WOW

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See some of my credentials

August 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

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