Category Archives: Technology

Public Wants More Tech In Classrooms

eSchool News has an interesting article today: “Public wants more tech in classrooms” Poll: Americans understand technology’s importance in schools, but disagree on approaches By Meris Stansbury, Assistant Editor, eSchool News The information in the article stems from a survey … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Boxes!Originally uploaded by mooosh We are at the end of our extended vacation on the East Coast – Fort McHenry and other Baltimore points of interest tomorrow and home on Friday. We got into our room tonight and thanks to … Continue reading

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From The "Another Sign That The Times They Are A Changin’ Department”

I thought this was a moderately interesting sign of the times. We are on vacation right now visiting New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more. At our hotel in New York my 13 year old daughter had to have me get … Continue reading

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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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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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Positive Signs

Monday and Tuesday this week I’m co-teaching an ActivBoard class with Doug Taylor. The participants in the class are all receiving new Promethean ActivBoards, projectors and HP laptops for their rooms. Many of the 40+ teachers involved in this 2 … Continue reading

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Announcing K12 Online Keynotes and 2nd Call for Proposals

There’s only 2 days left to submit proposals for K12 Online 2007. I’m late re-posting this, but better late than never I guess. Preconference Keynote: David Warlick David Warlick, a 30 year educator,has been a classroom teacher, district administrator, and … 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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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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