Monthly Archives: September 2010

E-merging

After reading the “Conclusions and Implications” for the MacArthur Foundation Report and Mark Prensky’s article “Adopt and Adapt: Shaping Tech for the Classroom,” I had to ask myself what are my beliefs about integrating technology in the classroom. I believe … Continue reading

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YouTube Treats

One way I use technology in my classroom is for inspiration and engagement. This past week when I picked up my students from music class I walked in on them reading from music magazine the “Glee” version of the song … Continue reading

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Swimmingly

This past summer I attended workshops led by Carl Anderson, the author of Assessing Writers and other amazing books on conferring with student writers. One afternoon he quoted Charles Dickens by saying, “These are the best of times, these are … Continue reading

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Connected

The article “Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age” by George Siemens really hit the home key for me. Several key points from “Knowledge is growing exponentially” to “Technology is altering (rewiring) our brains” to “Know-how and know-what is … Continue reading

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Change Is In Your Pocket

One day sitting by the pool eating lunch with my friend, we laughed as her husband lept out of the pool and pulled out his cellular phone from his swim trunks pocket. Sadly, the device was ruined. The next time … Continue reading

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Friended -The Verb

I was immediately drawn into the article “Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project” after reading the summary of findings. This idea of a “‘digital divide’ between in-school and out-of school use” for … Continue reading

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