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Course 1

Course 1 Final Project – Grade 2 – What Kind of Learner Am I?

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March 18, 2012

I have been working with my class this year on becoming more reflective learners.  This is no small task in lower elementary, and after adjusting my expectations a little, we have been enjoying our small successes together.  Reflection is a skill that requires practice, and we worked on it in several forms.  Our goal...
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Uncomfortable?

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March 4, 2012
Uncomfortable?

I always read Tech Transformation, the blog by Maggie Hos-McGrane.  She writes so concisely and thoughtfully,  loves inquiry, and whenever I am done reading her blog, I find myself following the writers and thinkers that she writes about.  She is very prolific as well. Yesterday she wrote about 21st Century teachers, beginning by quoting Will...
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Reflections on ASB unplugged

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February 28, 2012
Reflections on ASB unplugged

Last weekend I went to Mumbai with some fellow staff members to attend the ASB Unplugged conference.  I had never been, but I had noticed the reverential tone of voice that most people adopted when they mention the Unplugged conference.  ASB (The American School of Bombay) has been 1:1 for four or five years,...
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Connectivity – is it optional?

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February 19, 2012
Connectivity – is it optional?

This week I have been reading about the roles that technology can play in education.  Nothing strikes me as having more potential to re-define what we do than than the power that technology has to connect us to one  another, by the millions and millions.  It is pretty staggering.  I am reading about the...
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The Horse and the Cart

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February 16, 2012
The Horse and the Cart

I am trying to keep some sort of balance when I read, a balance between rooting out rock solid concrete concepts and ideas that can directly influence the next unit or project that I plan, and then contemplating bigger, slightly longer term ideas that might need a little more germination time and discussion before...
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The Juice

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February 12, 2012
The Juice

In Italian, the expression for getting to the very essence of a discussion is to “get to the juice”.  In this first week of Coetailing, I have had trouble getting to the juice of anything. I have found myself at times thinking about my practice as a second grade teacher, the role that technology currently occupies in...
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A Person is People

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February 7, 2012

“Mtu ni watu”  - “A person is people” – a Tanzanian popular saying.   My wife and I lived in Tanzania for several years.  We both loved the country and in particular its people. Life for the average Tanzanian is very difficult.  Something that we both learned was that in Tanzania (and I am sure in...
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