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5 Literacies to conquer and perfect

May 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Blogging, Curriculum, Reflections, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Howard Rheingold’s book Net Smart is a great conversation starter.  Rheingold: How can we use digital media so that they help us become empowered participants rather than passive consumers? In Net Smart, I show how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Rheingold identifies 5 literacies necessary to be a fluent and […]

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What is your Personal Web Presence?

April 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Blogging, Google, Just for fun, PLNs, Professional Developments, Reflections

I have been working on my personal web presence, PWP, for years and will continue to do so because …. well because.  I had blogs, wikis, Twitter accounts and more but never thought about a way to pull it together.  That is part of the Personal Web Presence, PWP. I want to get it “right” […]

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My Mightybell experience via Steve Hargadon

April 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Blogging, PLNs, Professional Developments, Resources, Tech Tools

Steve Hargadon created a social network with the goal of  helping educators learn to use the Web for their own learning–in part to help them understand where these tools will have pedagogical value for them in the classroom, but also to help them rejuvenate their own learning and careers. Steve Hargadon’s Teacher 2.0: Using the Web […]

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Need blogging topics?

July 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Blogging, Curriculum, LCCs, Reflections

Need a way to overcome writer’s block? PLINKY provides daily topics to respond to and blog about. Plinky allows you to post to answers on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and most major blogging services. Check it out if you need to write but can’t come up with anything to get your creative juices flowing. Examples of […]

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Who is not worthy if not you?

March 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Blogging, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Recently, my son received what I expect to be the first of many scholarship offers.  I say that I expect more because he is a great, smart, clean cut student who has never been any trouble.  He is a school teacher’s son and a school teacher’s grandson so as far as I am concerned certain […]

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ISTE 2010 bound

March 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

I have just put in my preferences for my travel itinerary for the ISTE 2010 Convention.  This trip is a gift (prize) from the wonderful people at Intel.  I am one of twenty educators who were chosen as winners of the Intel Inspiring Educators competition.  The prize is an all-expense paid trip to ISTE 2010 […]

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We are making movies

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, Tech Classrooms, WOW

This school year we are using PhotoPeach and Animoto for our digital storytelling needs.  I have used Window’s Movie Maker or Photo Story.  PhotoPeach and Animoto were both easier for the kids to use than the programs included with Windows. Click the links below to see movies  from class. Jeri’s movie, Roshon’s movie, Alex’s movie, […]

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Friends from elsewhere

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

My class has taken advantage of the world wide web to make friends with people who do not live in their neighborhood.  Their state and even their country.We have made contact with 2 schools from different parts of the world.  We are sharing a wikispace with students from Grimmelshausen Gymnasium Gelnhausen, Germany, www.grimmels.de and we are Googlewaving and Skyping with […]

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Do you have 30 days to invest in yourself?

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Blogging, PLNs, WOW

 It would appear that I have homework to do.  Shelly Terrell is one of my Tweople and I treasure the resources and insight that she shares.  She has just recently completed her 30 goal challenge.  I have been following her progress and the progress of others who got off of the couch while I sat on […]

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Check out our LA glog submission

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Just for fun, WOW

If you have not been able to check it out, go see the wonderful glogs produced by students from around the world.  Go to Greetings From the World to be amazzzed.  Thanks to @abfromz one of my Tweeps for the heads up.

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R U ready 2 Blog?

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Blogging Challenge 2010 It’s Blogging Challenge time. I want us to be ready to participate and do WJHS proud. I have done my homework. I have “pimped out” our blog (and you have been asked to pimp out yours as well.) You will need to post and comment often on this blog, your blog and […]

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Students as Teachers

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Next week my students will select a story from a list that I have prepared for them and present it to their classmates.  They must follow a set list of requirements to receive credit for the assignment.Short Story Setup They must first set up another blog or wiki that is designed around your chosen story. […]

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Class Blogs and Student Blogs wanted!

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, WOW

Calling all bloggers. Several months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to join in a Blogging Challenge sponsored by Ms. Wyatt and Ms. Waters.  As with many things that I do, I jumped in head first.  By that I mean my kids had not gotten their laptops and I was entering a Blogging Challenge.  How crazy is that? Oh well, […]

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Curriculum for 2010: 3 Rs + Rules of blogging and commenting

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Blogging, Curriculum, LCCs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Here is my new curriculum focus for 2010: Reading, Riting, Rithmetic and Rules of blogging, commenting and netiquette.   I should be lounging and vacationing but alas I am planning, preparing, delaying (I have essays to grade.)   2010 is around the corner and I am not ready.  There are tons of things that I […]

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Blogging with Grimmelshausen

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Blogging, Curriculum, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

I came into contact with a teacher who wanted to collaborate with an English speaking class.  We ”met” through a summer online course offered from PBWorks.  Our initial contacts were feelers to see what and how we could collaborate.  The focus of our original collaboration was to complete wikis together and use them as a way to share […]

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