Category Archives: Student Access

What If We Got What We Want?

I may not be the first to bring this up. But … At the NECC EduBloggerCon one of the most lively discussions took place in a session where we discussed the “talking points” of Web 2.0. How do we advance … Continue reading

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Slow Average Internet Speeds Relative To Other Nations Could Threaten Innovation

I’m sitting in a session by Alan November called: Expanding Boundaries of Learning: Designing Rigorous and Globally Connected Assignments And I just pulled up this article: Study: U.S. lags in ’net speed – Slow average internet speeds relative to other … Continue reading

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Café Envy

Jeff Utecht wonders why those of us populating the Blogger Café find it more engaging than many of the sessions. Well for one, you have a group of the most knowledgeable edtech people from all over the world in the … Continue reading

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Pinch Me, I must Be Dreaming!

After finishing up our second and last day of ActivBoard training today I was talking with Mark Skoff, our school district’s Technology Program Coordinator (translation: He gets a teacher’s salary and puts out every edtech fire in a district of … Continue reading

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A Tale of a 4th Grade Wiki Project OR Kids and Animals … How Can You Lose!?

Nine years ago 2 of my sixth graders and I testified in front of the Nevada State Assembly Education Committee about how well using technology to enhance their learning had worked. At the time we had 7 Power Macs in … Continue reading

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More Media Coverage And Some Really Cool News!

Last Tuesday a reporter from the local paper came to spend 45 minutes to do a story about how we Skyped Celest into class, but now-she-was-able-to-return-and-she-knew-how-things-worked-in-our classroom-because-she-had-been-here-via-Skype. Two hours and 45 minutes later he left. He stayed because he saw … 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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We’ve Had To Stop Skyping Celest Into Class

It’s actually good news. I was finishing getting ready for students this morning when in walked our counselor, Celest and her mom. They had news,  Celest won’t be needing to Skype into class anymore because as of today she is … 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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