Category Archives: Change

My Classroom Blog Is Open For Commenting

My fourth graders’ foray into the blogging world is now open. We are still discussing a name, so its current name is… “Name Goes Here” … which we laugh about, but we are trying (probably too hard) to come up … Continue reading

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Can It Be True? Free WiFi?

I heard about this earlier today. Google is offering free wifi that is easy enough that you can install it yourself (or you can opt for professional installation for a price). What implications will this have for schools and learning? … Continue reading

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TeacherTube, Free, Easy To Use … But Is It Blocked?

Thanks to Vicki Davis and David Warlick I tried TeacherTube by uploading our “Inclusion” video there. It was viewed 30 times in about 30 minutes. As so many Web 2.0 applications it is free, easy to sign-up for, easy to … Continue reading

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“Speak Up” Survey Speaks Volumes

“ … an overwhelming 97 percent of students, but just over half of teachers, say they think cell phones should be allowed in school for emergencies and for connecting with parents.” So says Eschool News in an article where they … Continue reading

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No Child Re-Think?

Some interesting goings-on in Washington: Dozens in GOP Turn Against Bush’s Prized ‘No Child’ Act By Jonathan Weisman and Amit R. Paley Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, March 15, 2007 This article starts out with this news flash: More than … Continue reading

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Blogging Superintendents

3-15 Update – Scott Mcleod pointed to this piece – they really go together. Found this article today at Eschool News: Supes use blogs as outreach tool District CEOs discuss the impact of blogs on stakeholder relations By Corey Murray, … Continue reading

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One : One Laptop Ramblings

Miguel started this conversation – Tom and Doug have jumped in … here are my ramblings: How important or “worth it” are laptops, or any other technology? How valuable they are as learning tools should be the decider of how … Continue reading

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Any Input?

Will Richardson is asking for input on what to share with US Senators when he conference calls with them about the America COMPETES Act. Read about it over at his blog. Here was my response: Ask how we are going … Continue reading

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A Bit Of A Breakthrough

On Their Own I know this may not seem like that big a deal to many, but for me this was a bit of a breakthrough. Last Monday morning I took my wife to the doctor for a check-up on … Continue reading

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Don’t Weigh The Elephant …

Milton Chen at Edutopia has an interesting article: “Don’t Weigh The Elephant — Feed The Elephant.” Up front Chen recounts the following experience of a friend that visits India and has a discussion that includes: “In America, you test your … Continue reading

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