It's Not Just A Tool: Technology As Environment

One of the quotes from the panel session at the Hong Kong Summit has really stuck with me: We look at technology as a tool, but our students look at it as an environment. (Btw, if anyone can remember who said it, I would love to know!). I often say that technology is just a…

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Moving on Up!

It’s that time of year again. The time when all fifth graders start worrying about moving up to sixth grade. The transition from top of the elementary school to bottom of the middle school is not an easy one to make, as I so clearly remember. So, as part of our CoETaIL course 2, Chrissy,…

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Writer's Workshop Goes Digital

Here at ISB we use the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop model of literacy instruction. We have been fortunate to have the wonderful Maggie Moon consult with us on a regular basis over the last two year. One of the best things about working with Maggie is that she is open-minded about what literacy can mean…

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Apple Does it Again!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending, and presenting at, the Apple Global Leadership Summit in Hong Kong. I knew it was going to be great after presenting at the Think Ahead Roadshow here in Bangkok in February, but I don’t think I realized just how great it was going to be. Of course,…

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On the Shelf

Living overseas in non-English speaking countries, I tend to stock up on books whenever I’m back in the US. Usually I start my Amazon order as soon as the school year starts (August/September), adding books for months, before I finally purchase sometime in May, scheduled to arrive at my parents’ house just in time for…

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