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    Digital Detectives

    Digital Archeaology is a thing now. I thought that was at least 5 years out, but obviously I was wrong. Along those line, last year my co-workers and I put together a video to show kids about being good digital citizens (please don't judge me too har
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    Dancing with the Dinosaurs

    [caption id="attachment_44" align="alignleft" width="194"] Creative Commons copyright by Randal Droher[/caption] I attended cotillion as a young teenager. Supposedly I was going to learn to dance, have proper table manners, and be a nice young lad
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    Poor Ken Bone

    Of all the memorable things that happened in the US presidential debates this year, one man stood out. Not Donald Trump, but Ken Bone of the second debate. He became an adorable internet sensation overnight and, almost inevitably, a quick fall from g
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    From chalkboards to TPACK: How did we get here?

    I began teaching in a Philadelphia charter school with little access to technology. Integration was not a high priority goal, so as a new teacher I focused on improving my content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. There certainly was plenty to lea
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    Birth of a Visual Résumé

    I’ve never liked my résumé (I mean the document; the actual skills and experience are not so bad). There’s something about a traditional black-and-white list of job titles that fails to excite me. Ever since I attended a data visualization work
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    How Far Might We Go?

    Research online collaborative projects that you might be able to use in your classroom. Write a blog post reflecting on how technology is changing the learning landscape and global education. There has been a lot of talk about how important studen
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    Troubleshooting as a Skill Worth Teaching

    Apparently the average 6-year old is better at technology than I am. This is absolutely not a surprise. I tend to blame computer fairies for my woes, but maybe I was just born a few decades too late. Whether you are a digital native or a digital imm
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    Course 4 Final Project: How to Bring it ALL Together

    Since the beginning of Course 4, I've been grappling with what I could do for my Course 5 project. I wanted a way to completely redesign a unit with something that would challenge me, but also do something I was comfortable with somehow. With me movi
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    Digital Citizenship through Blogs and Portfolios

    Digital citizenship conversations, especially when children are involved, tend to focus on what we shouldn’t do (this week’s essential vocabulary is sexting and cyberbullying). While I love the concept of Gregory’s iPhone Contract,” it contai
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    Course 2 Project: Student-driven Innovation

    One of my side projects over the last few years has been developing the WBAIS Geniuses, a student-run help desk and technology innovation club. They've contributed to the school community in a multitude of ways: fielding help requests around school
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    Who cares if we cite our sources??

    Dear bright-eyed high school student, [caption id="attachment_208" align="alignright" width="170"] (Wikimedia Commons)[/caption] I get this question a lot and I understand your frustration. When I sat in your desk, in a time before EasyBib,
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    Course 1 Project: Belief Systems and Short Films

    For this project I chose a unit I previously developed and taught in 9th grade Ancient History. I'm about to use it again in ELL History and I'd love any criticism that leads to improvement. To me this unit represents something of a milestone beca
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    21st Century Karate

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg21M2zwG9Q [/youtube] Is it busy work or does it matter?  I once showed this clip to a class that asked as persistently as Daniel-san why they had to do a certain project. SHOW ME SAND THE FLOOR.