Monthly Archives: May 2007

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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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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Staying Connected

One of the tough things about teaching at an “At Risk” school is the turnover. In the last 4 weeks we gained a new non-English speaking student and lost 3  (almost 4) students. I’m rolling my current class to fifth … Continue reading

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We’ve Had To Stop Skyping Celest Into Class

It’s actually good news. I was finishing getting ready for students this morning when in walked our counselor, Celest and her mom. They had news,  Celest won’t be needing to Skype into class anymore because as of today she is … Continue reading

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The Cost of 1:1

We read all the time about how cost is one of the disincentives to technology in schools, and certainly I don’t know if my current experience is anywhere near what does or would usually be the case, but I left … Continue reading

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Award Winning Students

Tonight was the 7th annual Lumiere All School Film Fest here in Reno. My friend Paul McFarlane, an English teacher at Hug High in Reno, started and continues to make this superb festival happen (Yes, Hug High School, named for … Continue reading

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Vidcasts of Grace Corrigan Visit And YouthBridges Skypecast

Here are the links to video of Grace Corrigan’s (Christa McAuliffe’s mom – the teacher in space’s) visit to our classroom. Well worth the time. You will see me occasionally intrude into the presentation because I put the laptop running … Continue reading

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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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