Monthly Archives: October 2006

Tech Integration On The Run

9 Promethean ActivBoards will be installed in classrooms at my school next week. This will bring us up to 11 classrooms that have them installed (out of about 26 classrooms) – the teacher next door, who like me already has … Continue reading

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Tired Of Fighting MySpace, Schools Opt To Educate Instead – Why Didn’t We Think Of That???

I think the title of this post says it all. Here is the link to: “Schools Trying To Prevent Harrassment In Cyberspace”

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Tech Tools At 86

My Dad is 86, has had a heart attack, 2 strokes, 2 bypass surgeries and recently had a pacemaker inserted. Like many his age he has not integrated 21st century technology into his lifestyle … until now. He was recently … 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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Constructive Learning Is …

An interesting discussion at Borderland inspired this – feel free to add your comments: Constructive learning is learning about something you had no intention of learning about because of what you did or are doing to produce something. You learn … Continue reading

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Effective Utilization of the Activboard “Ruler Tool”

As I prepped my “into” for the “Titanic” story in our reader, I had an idea of how to demonstrate to my fourth graders the properties of icebergs. Specifically that nine-tenths of an iceberg is underwater. I had noted that … 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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