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Could Google Wave Redefine Email and Web Communication

Catching up has the ring of an oxymoron to it, but that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do this morning. Found a fascinating article by Ben Parr on Mashable via Facebook about Google Wave. Food for thought for Sunday morning reading. Today has been dominated by news and excitement surrounding Google Wave (), Google

Back Home and Back to the Basics

Sitting here at Logan International Airport in Boston awaiting my flight back to Chicago. Able to check off another on my list of things to do, attend a National NSTA Conference. I couldn’t have picked a better year to go. This year’s conference was held in Boston. I met a ton of great teacher scientists.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tonight in Northern CA

Fortunately this wasn’t the next “big one” that everyone speculates about, nor as powerful as the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, but the ground certainly shook tonight. Centered about 5 miles north east of Alum Rock, CA (close to San Jose, CA) on the Calaveras Fault, a 5.6 earthquake rolled through the south bay at 8:05pm.

Rockin' and Rollin' Tonight in Northern CA

Fortunately this wasn’t the next “big one” that everyone speculates about, nor as powerful as the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, but the ground certainly shook tonight. Centered about 5 miles north east of Alum Rock, CA (close to San Jose, CA) on the Calaveras Fault, a 5.6 earthquake rolled through the south bay at 8:05pm.

National PTA: Snakes and Roaches and ‘Gators, Oh My!

I represented the DEN at the National PTA Conference in Phoenix.  When Discovery launched LearningAddsUp, a program that allows schools and districts to share in the revenue from Cosmeo sales, it was necessary to get the word out.  So, with snakes, roaches, hedgehogs, and alligators (and Joel and Brendan), I went to Arizona.   The animals

High touch AND high tech

Dave Warlick asked a group of educators what they thought they would see if they walked into a classroom in 2015 in his blog postOur Classrooms are Irrelevant, not obsolete!.  His findings were a bit troubling though. I continue to be disturbed, however, by the number of educators who predict that the classroom will go

Come and Get It!

The dinner bell rang at 5:15 on Friday evening as presenters and special guests gathered at Lucille’s Smokehouse in Rancho Cucamonga. We kept our server Amy, hopping as she revived us with some great food and drinks, after a long day of preparation for our DEN Launch Event.  For many it was their first time

What are the indicators of success?

  Everyone’s talking about the digital transition.  We are all working toward it, but what are principals looking for when they walk through an educator’s room?     We asked 5 Discovery Education principals: What does it look like, feel like and sound like when you walk into a classroom where technology is effectively integrated

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October 2019: Virtual field trips

Face it, we all love field trips! Getting out of the school and visiting an historic site or attending a performance is fun for everyone! Well, maybe not for everyone. Having chaperoned fifteen, four-day trips to Washington, DC with eighth-graders, I can attest, while exciting and fun, it was also exhausting! With today’s budget constraints

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June 2019: Podcasts Revisited

I have the students in my Wilkes/Discovery Instructional Masters degree class create a podcast as an assignment. In her reflection on podcasts, one of my student, Meredith Lambert wrote: There is something different about the interaction between creator and consumer with podcasts then with written text. Because you’re hearing a person’s voice it makes it

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