Monthly Archives: November 2011

Collaborate and Catch the Wave

Technology has redefined surfing. In the eighties, big-wave surfing was a niche within a small niche. A few barrel chested individuals began taking on mountains of water. By the early nineties, jet-skis made tow-in surfing possible. Waves that once could not … Continue reading

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Does Flipping Instruction Fit?

Since watching Salman Khan’s Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education, I have wondered how could I flip instruction in my classroom. There is plenty of positive tweet, posting and buzz about using the model of vodcasting, also known as reversing instruction or … Continue reading

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My Wild Pitch ala Prezi

Now I play a rippin’ air guitar, but trying to fill in as a singing and instrumental substitute is a stretch. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our school is in need of a music teacher. We’ve been left longing. (If there … Continue reading

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History of English Words

Recently, students were asked to find the circulation date of the challenging words they add to their weekly Wild Word list. Their words are compiled on a list in their Google Documents and then embedded in their individual Wordplayer wikipage. … Continue reading

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What Does Tech Integration Mean?

Technology integration doesn’t look like this: According to the Stratford Board of Education article, technology integration is defined as: “Integration is an instructional choice that generally includes collaboration and deliberate planning—and always requires a classroom teacher’s participation. It cannot be legislated through … Continue reading

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Narratives Linked via Google Docs

Starting this school year, students no longer go to Computer class for digital learning. The school’s plan is to integrate the ISTE NET Standards within regular classroom instruction. I believe it is the classroom teacher’s job to teach the ISTE … Continue reading

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Unit Lesson Plan-Geocaching: the Salok Api Ride

For my COETAIL (Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy) assignment, I created a best practice student-centered online learning experience unit plan. My plan was to harness the latest in voice technology and GPS enabled devices to lead students through … Continue reading

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25 Best Documentary Films

Lights. Camera. Action! What better way to introduce or conclude content in the classroom than by watching a film that can be tied into the learning objective. As a teacher, coach, adventure enthusiast and lover of real-life drama, I try … Continue reading

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