Tag Archive: education

May 29

Creating Responsible Digital Citizens

As I have been consistently mentioning, my high school is moving to a 1-2-1 program next year.  Jessica Hale, a fellow cohort member and my Social Studies colleague, and I decided to work together to create a 5 lesson unit to help our students exhibit exemplary virtual citizenship.  Since our school has a well worded …

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May 13

Digital Footprints

Digital Footprint: The definition of digital footprint is the trail of information that one leaves online. As individuals use the Internet, whether it be shopping or commenting in forums, they leave behind digital footprints which can be traced and ultimately attributed to them. It is vital to be aware of the digital footprints that you …

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Mar 26

Down to the Essentials


Yesterday, I attended a session entitled “Finding More Time in the Classroom”.  At last year’s EARCOS conference, I had attended sessions presented by Jeff Utecht but as my school is moving closer to having 1-2-1 laptops for the high school, his session are beginning to have more meaning for me.  With the availability of lap tops …

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Mar 25

“….Involve Me and I will Understand”


“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember.  Involve me and I will understand.”  ~Confucius Carl Hobert, founder of Axis of Hope, inspires student to learn conflict resolution skills through role-play activities.  In his course, Educating Global Citizens, Hobert takes a small group of college students and guides them through current …

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Mar 24

From Robots to Researches

The Hanging Tree

Something that pains me about teaching APUSH, or any history class really, is that too often the class can get trapped in learning and repeating names and dates. Thus, causing students to turn into either fact-spitting robots or history-hating zombies.  The issues is how to I cover content, but still make history interesting? How do …

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Mar 24

Let Boys Be Boys

I am never very enthused about attending an 8 am conference session, and truthfully I was not very excited about sitting through a keynote address while a tropical paradise lay just beyond the doorstep.  Yet, I bucked up and turned my attention toward the start of the 2011 EARCOS conference, and I found myself to …

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