Edutopia

During the PD day yesterday, I also had a short chat with my IT Coordinator about George Lucas’s educational foundation, Edutopia . I had actually tried to buy their book while I was home this summer, but the shipment was delayed so long that I had to cancel. I’m so glad he brought it up…

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PD Day

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting a session on Blogging Across the Curriculum (still trying to figure out how to post a copy here since the file is so big…) at school. Even though this technology is so new to me, it has become so obvious that we can all use it in our…

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Learning About Blogging

Slowly, but surely, I am learning the tricks of the trade. I can tell it’s going to take some time since there is so much to know, but I found a hugely helpful resource on Cool Cat Teacher’s blog . She lists the “10 Habits of Bloggers that Win” all in one place , which…

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Lesson Plans: Lesson 4

Social Studies Focus Start up Activity: Show sample posting rubric. Organize students in mixed ability pairs. Review your responses to our postings. Were they detailed enough? Did they really answer the question? How would they fit on the rubric? Class discussion: • Good responses – what does “affect” mean? • Basic formatting – spacing and…

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Technorati

As I continue to work on this project with my students, and, in the process, to develop this blog, I realize how important it will become to my life as a tech teacher. I must admit, I started writing just to see how the technology worked so I could help my students. But now that…

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