Category Archives: Literacy

Top 5 of the Year

The top 5 most read posts in my first 10 months blogging at Learning Is Messy: . . . 1) Paper, Pencils and Books May Not Boost Student Achievement  2) Too Much Time For Change To Happen?  3) Hoping To … Continue reading

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Online Inclusion Project Update

Originally uploaded by brnzwngs. Well we got a computer for our “Inclusion Project” – a brand new 17 inch iMac that I picked up Thursday night – but we ran out of time to get it hooked up before break … Continue reading

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Hoping To Make a “Web 2.0″ Difference In A Child’s Life

About a month ago I was called to the office at my school (no I wasn’t in trouble) and I was informed that I was getting a new fourth grade student – not unusual at an “At Risk” school. Several … Continue reading

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Our “Squaw” Experience

. Just before the cable car began its journey it rocked slightly when some sort of release was pulled, and a squeal erupted from the fourth graders – but it quickly diminished and then was soon followed by “ahhs” as … Continue reading

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So Much Learning To Do – But So Little Time

Tuesday we embark on our second field trip of the year. As reported in my last post, we will be traveling to Squaw Valley to ride the Cable Car so we can get pictures, video and personal observations of landforms. … Continue reading

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Let’s Re-Visit-“Working, Breathing, Reproducible, Intriguing Models”

I haven’t posted in awhile – been one of those convergences of report cards, parent conferences, inservices, family activities, etc. I have several posts in the works – might even get to one today or tomorrow. In the meantime I … Continue reading

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What’s Happened To Meaningful, Instructive, Constructive, Respectful Discussion?

I have been a contributor to a discussion about the role of teachers, styles of teaching and accountability on another blogger’s blog this past week. It is unfortunate that the discussion became just another example of how discourse has become … Continue reading

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Report: Technology in Schools: What the Research Says

I have used this blog on several occasions, and others in the edblogosphere have used their blogs to ask where the examples and research are that support integrating tech into the school curriculum? I have my own experience to tell … Continue reading

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Paper Airplanes = Fun Messy Learning

Last week in Reno was the Reno Hot Air Balloon Races and the Camel Races up in Virginia City … this week it’s the 43rd Annual Reno National Championship Air Races (brings $80 million into the local economy), so of … Continue reading

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We Should Cut Back On Technology In Schools?

Wes Fryer has posted a podcast of a presentation – “Encouraging Reading” by Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus University of Southern California, at Encyclo-Media 2006, Oklahoma City, OK_01 September 2006 (Thanks Wes!). It is a great presentation and I highly recommend … Continue reading

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