Category Archives: Course 1

Of Course!

Besides having a great time creating a final project about Human Impact on the Environment with Nancy, the IT teacher for Grades 3 to 5, there were many “side effects” from taking this course. I learned that the NETS are … Continue reading

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Final Project

Our final project was not without complications. Originally Nancy and I had decided to use Animation-ish software for our project. Animation-ish was developed by Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot and Ish, and his twin brother Paul. The idea … Continue reading

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The Dappler Effect

Now that my classroom blog is set up and I feel more savvy about its structure and ways to use it as an interactive communication tool, I wanted to explore what more to post on it that would encourage my … Continue reading

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No Navigation Aggravation

No more getting lost in the World Wide Web. I remember having to follow the bread crumbs back and forth to return to original pages and websites. I am finding Netvibes very useful for following a variety of blogs, especially … Continue reading

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Big Believer in Blogging!

I am no longer just dipping my toes into technology as far as blogging is concerned. I am now  jumping right in, and I love it! Earlier this year I realized it was time to leave behind my class website … Continue reading

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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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