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The Changing Face of Education

Could Thomas Jefferson still walk into a public school classroom, step to the board and teach as he taught when our nation was born?  Until recently, the way teachers taught looked alarmingly similar to what it was like during Jefferson’s … Continue reading

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2,953 Reasons I Love Google (Yikes – really?!)

Ok, so I’m not actually going to list 2,953 reasons for anything.  I’m just feeling left out of the put-a-number-in-your-blogpost-title bandwagon, and wanted to jump on board.  I also want to say that more than ten of anything on a list … Continue reading

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Blog like a pirate

One of my job responsibilities (and personal interests) is to vet digital resources for the teachers of our district.  I typically  blog about specific apps and websites.  While I know this is helpful for our teachers who are short on … Continue reading

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Engage and Differentiate

I was able to attend an Apple Leadership and Learning workshop last week in Indy.  We heard about visionary leadership from three Indiana superintendents who have successful 1:1 programs in their districts.  We heard about innovative teaching and learning from … Continue reading

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Google Image Maps

As I watched this YouTube video by Christ Betcher, my mind started jumping to all of the possible ways  to use Google Image Maps in different classrooms.   Here were my ideas: Reading/English classes (any age) – Students can create … Continue reading

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Professional development has never been easier (…or cheaper!)

Professional development for educators used to involve writing sub plans, paying hefty conference fees, and usually (especially for those of us in small towns) driving a fair distance to attend these events.  The alternative was having in-service days where all … Continue reading

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Classroom management – Digital style

While there are opinions on both sides of the fence on the ease of digital resources in the classroom, no one can argue that there are tools that can make classroom management easier.  Here are a few: Too Noisy – This … Continue reading

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Ed Apps: A little something for everyone

Today’s post took me much longer than most.  I wanted to give one (hopefully, new) app that was content-specific.  Since I was limiting myself to just one per subject, I wanted it to be the best one.  That required more … Continue reading

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Math App Monday

I have been meeting with new teachers since school started to get to know them and offer my support.  I have been overwhelmingly impressed by the quality people we have hired for this year (eighteen new teachers to be exact!). … Continue reading

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Primary Sources

Most weeks I will spend time exploring a variety of websites and apps I have collected throughout the week.  However, I found an article on Edutopia last week that has 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents With the Common … Continue reading

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