Monthly Archives: February 2008

Time To Change Things Up A Bit!

I have mentioned several times that one of my goals this year is to get my students to blog about their learning. So far we have written mainly essays and personal narrative pieces for several reasons – one being the … Continue reading

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NEA Magazine Article: "The Technology Divide”

The National Education Association magazine “neatoday” published an article today (or at least that’s when I got my copy) The Technology Divide. It includes a piece about my classroom and is also available online. It includes several photos of my … Continue reading

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Reason #6 Why We Need To Teach Real Science Again In At Risk Schools

Put up a new post over at “In Practice” about an experience I had this week with some third graders at my school and questions they had about lunar eclipses. A real head shaker. It’s called: Reason #6 Why We … Continue reading

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Had To Share

Heard from a 3rd grader on the playground yesterday before the lunar eclipse – “My Mom says we’re busy tonight so we’re going to look at the eclipse tomorrow night. The weather is supposed to be better anyhow.” Comment left … Continue reading

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PSSSST …. Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Night (North America) … Pass It On!!!

Wednesday night in North America there will be a lunar eclipse. Here is a link to The NASA Eclipse Home Page. I’m hoping to get my 5th graders to observe and blog about it. Keep it safe … it will … Continue reading

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As Time Goes By NCLB Just Looks Better and Better … NOT!

An article about a new study shows AGAIN much of the hoopla about Texas schools being the shining example that prove the wisdom of NCLB is … um … wrong! “The study shows that Texas’ public school accountability system, the … Continue reading

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New Skype Movie

Skype sent a camera crew to our classroom back in October to make a movie about how we used Skype to include a classmate with leukemia using video-conferencing. Even though Celest attends school regularly now, that day they had her … Continue reading

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Is This An Example Of 21st Century Skills???

My wife was correcting a math page done by her 4th graders. She finds one where the print is “grainy” … not like the rest. Why? Turns out one student lost their page … calls friend who has already completed … Continue reading

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What If We Couldn’t Blog Anymore!?

If you read my last post then you know we had a bit of a scare this week when suddenly access to our class blog was blocked at school. It turned out that the IT department was upgrading or tweaking … Continue reading

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Oh No You Did Not!!!

blockedblog.JPG Originally uploaded by BCrosby UPDATE: IT has informed me this evening that this was a “filter issue” and that it has been repaired and they do not plan on blocking blogs. YEAH!!!! This was the message we got today … Continue reading

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