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December 2013: Sketchnoting: A primer

December 2013: Sketchnoting: A primer

Way back in 1999, I was asked to be part of a team to craft the goals for the second version of the US DOE National Technology Plan. There were about fifty people in the room, from all areas of education. We had lots of discussions, then jigsawed to share thoughts, then shared out with

Mystery Skype!

Recently I arranged a Mystery Skype for one of my 3rd grade classes.  A Mystery Skype is a game played over Skype where the classes take turns asking one another yes or no questions to try to guess the state, province, or city that the other class lives in.  We played with Mrs. Abernathy’s 5th

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October 2013: Stay connected all year long with your PLN!

Intro Connected Educators Month runs during the month of October 2013 and there are hundreds of events, classes, meet-ups, and ways to use social media scheduled to allow educators around the globe to connect! But “connecting” should not just occur during this time period. There are ways you can re-connect with other educators and connect

A Day of Remembrance

It has been 32 years ago that my father passed away.  I remember that morning like it was yesterday.  Some days I find myself reliving it like a movie playing in my head. We owned a family business in Wynne, AR.  My parents had recently purchased a second building to expand, and over the winter

Start The New Year With Technology

I was on Pinterest the other night just looking through classroom pins and, of course, many teachers were pinning ideas for the beginning of the school year.  But what became apparent to me was that none of the ideas that I saw used any technology, but each idea could so easily be transformed into a technology-rich lesson.  (Don’t

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