Category Archives: Literacy

Why Spend The Time To Teach Research, Critical Thinking and Social Networking Skills?

I received the following email today: “Please pass this along to anyone you know, this needs to get out in the open. Recently Marines over in Iraq supporting this country in OIF wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let … Continue reading

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Fun And Motivation With FD’s Flickr Tools

Years ago I came up with an idea for a writing prompt that I felt was pretty “schema neutral“-  all kids would have experience enough to be able to write a story about this prompt. I call it “A Day … Continue reading

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Posts Worth Noting

Doug Noon has 2 great posts – “Scientifically Based Reading Research Wars” and “The Might-Work Clearinghouse” that are way worth the time. Doug has done his research and does a great job of laying out the issues and the research … 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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Nevada Education Technology Leadership Conference

Update 2-28 / 10:30pm Link to my conference Wiki. This weekend is our state technology conference. Ian Jukes is the keynote speaker Saturday. From the conference website: The theme of this year’s conference, Technology: The Great Connector , suggests the … Continue reading

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Student Blogging Limbo

I’m not sure I would say we are going about this the wrong way, but we are trying to do many new things this school year. I have used technology with students since the early 80’s – but usually that … Continue reading

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Be Prepared???

Usually when I’m going to present I spend lots of time preparing and still feel like I could have spent more time and then it would have been even better. So it is ironic that Friday, when I was asked … Continue reading

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So Our Goal Was To Make A Difference With Web 2.0 – Will We Succeed?

As someone who embraced technology as a learning tool early on (my first classroom computer was a 64K Apple ll – not even a lle) I’m right there with many in the edblogosphere that have come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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Skyping Celest – Day One – The Whole Story

Wednesday We couldn’t begin first thing in the morning because we had the NAEP test to do – one last obstacle to get over before we could try our grand experiment. The plan was to wait until after lunch and … Continue reading

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A New Horizon?

Dave and Will and others have recently posted about sensing a new attitude towards education. They experience that change while mainly talking to large groups attending conferences – conferences that are going to draw folks that probably already share their … Continue reading

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