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Questions, Questions, & MORE Questions?? Where is my next resource?

Great change begins with questioning and evaluation, turning the lens inward and beginning to look at things with a critical eye.  Although I always do this as an educator, always looking for ways to enhance the learning in my classroom, … Continue reading

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The best practice: students teach students about Digital Citizenship (our course project)

The final project for our second COETAIL course, 21st Century Literacy Ideas, Questions, and Issues, was to create and implement a lesson plan based on the enduring understandings of the course.   Our high school AUP, known as the Upper school … Continue reading

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Why put it out there if we can’t have it? Copyright laws, what?

And alas, this is the view of the digital natives and the web generation.  But, can you blame them?  Having grown up on both sides of this technological divide, I can see both sides of the coin.  I can see how … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: Come back to the playground and say it to my face

Some rights reserved by trix0r Can’t we go back to the simple days of the playground bully?  When I taught back in Colorado in the early 2000s, we had a bully proofing program at our middle school.  As in any school, … Continue reading

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Wolfram: At the front of the “math IS relevant & essential” hunt

It sounds like everyone is feeling like a makeover.  The week after being inspired by Dan Meyer’s Math makeover talk, this TED talks by Conrad Wolfram  came across my RSS Reader.  [On a side note about my tech journey: The cool thing … Continue reading

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I’m getting a Math Makeover

Every teacher wants to be great. Every teacher wants to engage their students in a way that optimizes learning and retention.  As a math teacher, I find that this can be a very daunting task.  Especially as of late, I’m … Continue reading

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Milestone 1: End of Course 1 Reflections

My final project finds students developing creative videos about quadratic functions.  Collaboratively, students will utilize mathematical software to make calculations and use their knowledge of quadratic functions to create a fun video story to share with their classmates on our … Continue reading

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Taking off the training wheels

If we don’t teach them, they will find a way to learn themselves.  Or in this case, if we CAN’T reach them to teach them, they’ll find a way to educate themselves.  Just by providing the technology they begin to … Continue reading

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We adapt, we learn, we change, we inspire. We are the REAL Teachers!

Sadly, this is SO TRUE! If I got paid for the number of teacher lounge complainers that I have worked with over the past 10 years, I would be RICH! I still know educators that are teaching that ONE lesson, … Continue reading

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Baby steps are surely effective!

Although I may not have been blogging weekly (opps), I have, over the past month, been checking on my RSS feeders that I added to my Netvibes, I’ve been reading the weekly blogs by Jeff on the COETAILS’ website and … Continue reading

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