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Remixing Shakespeare-Folger Shakespeare Library

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

This link will take you to the Folger site where you will find an abundance of excellent resources.  One of which is a how to about making podcasts with Shakespeare.  As you see from the video the students get pulled into the assignment because they have the ability to create something CREATIVE from their schoolwork.  […]

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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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Sites for group projects

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Just for fun, Tech Classrooms, WOW

1.      MorphThing.com: Blend two famous faces 2.      Sharegeography.co.uk  3.      Doink: Animation Tool for Digital Storytelling  4.      AutoMotivator ~make posters  5.      Capzles 6.      ToonDoo – The Cartoon Strip Creator 7.      Kickfly: Make a 3D “Virtual Exhibition” from pictures 8.      PhotoPeach: Telling stories over photos. 9.      Brochure Making Tool: Web2.0 version of Publisher 10.  Sketchcast – A […]

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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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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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Check out the National Gallery of Writing in your area

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Information for Local Gallery Curators The National Gallery of Writing is a virtual space—a website—where people who perhaps have never thought of themselves as writers—mothers, bus drivers, fathers, veterans, nurses, firefighters, sanitation workers, stockbrokers—select and post one thing they have written that is important to them. The Gallery accommodates any composition format—from word processing to […]

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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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Something to read and be inspired by

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

“Enable your students to fly: http://tinyurl.com/c23sye“ We should all want the best for our students.  The best is THE BEST THAT THEY CAN BE.  How do we give them the encouragement and confidence to do that.  We must believe that they can conquer the world and we need to make them feel that.

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Video about helping dropouts

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

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