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Wednesday workouts

May 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Professional Developments, Resources, Tech Classrooms, Tech Tools

For the past few weeks, I have been spending 1 hour each Wednesday in a Google+ hangout with other educators from around the world as part of Paul Allison’s  Teachers Teaching Teachers and EdTechTalk series. I started these mental, verbal and educational workouts because I received an invite from Paul Allison of YouthVoices.  We began meeting with other Youth […]

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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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10 tools that are essential to my class

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Resources, Tech Classrooms, Tech Tools

This post was copied from my professional blog Last summer I took part in PBWork’s Summer Camp and learned lots of resources, tools and tips to use in my class. That was also the summer of my 1st Tweet. I say my first tweet because my PLN did not blossom and bloom until I began […]

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PBWorks Summer Camp is a great Professional Development experience

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Curriculum, Professional Developments, Resources, Tech Classrooms, Tech Tools

Third Annual Summer Camp- Limited Enrollment It’s time for the 3rd annual PBworks Summer Camp – the ultimate way for educators to learn how to use wikis in their school. Summer Camp participants will learn the ins and outs of using PBworks, including how to build a secure student-led site, the best way to integrate […]

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Thanks for the recognition

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Professional Developments, WOW

I have found links to my wikis and blogs on a variety of different sites.  I have installed a FeedJit widget on my blogpages and it allows me to see how people get to my sites.  It reports the URLs for the sites that fed into my site so that I can keep track 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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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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Microsoft Office 2010

November 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Developments, Tech Classrooms, Twitter

Okay, once again all hail Twitter.  I found out from one of my Tweeps about  Microsoft Office 2010 Beta earlier today and I have downloaded it and I am playing.  I am in lovvvvve.  (Hopefully the love will last but for now it is sweet like the honeymoon.)  So far I have sent two blog […]

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TeachersFirst: Online Tools

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Just for fun, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Please do yourself a favor and check out.  TeachersFirst: Online Tools   Be sure to bookmark this site.  Here you will find a plethora of online tools to use.  You can find everything from rubrics, interactive graphic organizers, worksheet builders, letter writer generator, posters, and a “partridge in a pear tree.”  Peruse and enjoy. 

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The Knowledge Sharing Place – LiveBinders

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Here is a great resource that will allow you to create an online binder for yourself or to share with others. The Knowledge Sharing Place – LiveBinders Gathering information to share? How do you pull everything together? LiveBinders is your online 3-ring binder  Live Binders allows you to compile tons and tons of resources together […]

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Collaboration training is needed

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · PLNs, Professional Developments

I am currently enrolled in an Online course that explores the tools and resources needed to successfully collaborate with special education paras.  So far we are in week 3 and I have learned that I know absolutely nothing useful about collaborating with colleagues. Collaborating is similar to sharing and that is a concept that I honestly […]

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Why do I need mics and headsets?

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

I have an English I class in a Title One labeled school.  My school was threatened with corrective action and we are striving to develop lessons and activities that motivate and engage our student body.  The school is public and contains approximately 1200 students.  The student/teacher ratio: 25:1 and our student body is comprised of […]

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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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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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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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See some of my credentials

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

Find more photos like this on Classroom 2.0

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My Tweets for 2009-08-12

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, Twitter, WOW

RT @keisawilliams: I am so thankful for teachers who post their lessons this thoroughly. Saves me a ton of time http://tinyurl.com/dms868 # RT @russeltarr: Making elearning books using classtools: http://tinyurl.com/r4u7k5 # @MrWCunningham I don’t think that any of us have seen so many teachers. see you in morning # @MrWCunningham Fast learner Mr Cunningham. You […]

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Counting down…4,3,2,and1

August 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Professional Developments, WOW

Monday I go to work and have a chance to attend MANY MANY MANY professional development opportunities.  I even have to host a departmental one.  What will the days hold for us?  How much of it will be useful and how much of it will be not so useful.  I hope that my meeting will have […]

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