Category Archives: Blogging

No Rest For The Weary!

You’ve probably noted I haven’t posted much lately … I’ve been sick … it’s end of school year syndrome … just too busy. Our last day was Wednesday, but I had to completely box up my room, even though I’m … Continue reading

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OK, So My Superintendent Wants To Start A Blog. Any Advice?

My Superintendent has decided he MIGHT want to start a blog and he would like “…advice on do’s and don’ts and pitfalls to avoid.” This is a district of over 65,000 students K-12. Any blogging superintendents or principals out there … Continue reading

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Come Join Me On WOW2 Tonight!

Women of Web 2.0, Cheryl Oakes, Jennifer Wagner, Sharon Peters, & Vicki Davis have asked me to be a guest tonight on their live webcast. On their web site they describe themselves as: “…four women who not only love using … Continue reading

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Staying Connected

One of the tough things about teaching at an “At Risk” school is the turnover. In the last 4 weeks we gained a new non-English speaking student and lost 3  (almost 4) students. I’m rolling my current class to fifth … Continue reading

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The Cost of 1:1

We read all the time about how cost is one of the disincentives to technology in schools, and certainly I don’t know if my current experience is anywhere near what does or would usually be the case, but I left … Continue reading

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Good News All Around

Celest was back today after an almost six week absence. She rang our Skype bell just as students were entering at nine and except for recess and lunchtime – and a short break to take a blood draw, she was … Continue reading

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A Hit and a Miss

I finished the last of four  4 hour classes I taught on Flickr, blogs, wikis, writingfix.com, digital video, TeacherTube and Skype (and a few other things) last night. To demo Skype I made a connection with Chrissy in New Zealand. … Continue reading

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Thanks For Your Input!

Some great responses to my question about whether or not I should have teachers in my tech-writing-field trip class sign-up for a blog or not. Thanks to all! I’ve taught this class several times and I have always just talked … Continue reading

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Question About Getting Teachers To Blog

I’m teaching a 1 unit class right now about integrating field trips, technology and writing. This week one of my topics is blogging. We’ve already covered wikis (and registered for one), Flickr (and registered for an account) and more. I’ll … Continue reading

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Send Celest A “Cyber Get Well Card”

Celest has not been feeling well for weeks now. The doctors have changed her chemo and apparently it is not sitting well with her. Thusly we have not had her “join” us via Skype on a very consistent basis lately … Continue reading

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