Category Archives: Project Based

Bicycle Racer “Peddles” Bicycles To My Class

Local bicycle Racer Alex Candelario and Reno Bike Project Co-Founder Kyle Kozar visited our classroom last Tuesday. They were there in support of our newest project. Both Alex and Kyle rode their bikes, they figured about 5 miles, which brought … Continue reading

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Our Newest Community Service Project – The Reno Bike Project, Project

We’ve finally kicked off our newest project. How I discovered this opportunity is part of the story. On a busy evening (they all seem that way lately) I made a quick check of Twitter happenings and saw this from David … Continue reading

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Travel The Oregon Trail

I was in my wife’s classroom on Saturday helping her turn her tables into “Covered Wagons.” She is reading the book- Patty Reed’s Doll: The Story of the Donner Party by Rachel K. Laurgaard in her 4th grade class. In a few weeks … Continue reading

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Our Blog Video – How We Blog and Why, Is In Production

Besides video-Skyping today with new friends in Florida we started doing the real work of making a video about how we blog. Last Friday we started brainstorming all the steps we go through and then breaking it down into scenes. … Continue reading

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Animal Ark "Design An Animal” Video Available

Here in the Reno, Nevada, area have a fantastic resource for studying animals, namely Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary. I learned about Animal Ark in 1993 when I first taught in a classroom here. I had the good fortune of having … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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