Monthly Archives: May 2009

Now That I have Some Experience At This 1:1 Thing…

Looking more and more like I’m going to lose 1:1 in my classroom next year because 19 of our laptops are just too old to deal with the new wireless network and security system that is being put in this … Continue reading

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Leaving Their Mark

The end of the school year is always tough. Lots still to do, lots of emotions, lots of memories. This one is tougher than most because not only are we closing in on the end of another school year, we … Continue reading

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Reno Bike Project Winding Up!

We still have a few minor loose ends to finish up, but today we finally can say we have completed our Reno Bike Project, project. Amazing what we got done when we got some consistent time to work the last … Continue reading

Posted in 1:1, Blogging, Digital Video, Education, Field Trips, Literacy, Messy Learning, Project Based, Student Access, Technology, Video Skype, Web 2.0, Wikis | 2 Comments

Messy Wikis – Update

So if you saw my post yesterday about setting my students loose on designing our latest wikis that support our Reno Bike Project, project you might want to check them out again today. They have already changed, and mostly, improved. … Continue reading

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Messy Wikis

So my students have been making wikis for awhile and I decided to make the last 6 we needed for our Reno Bike Project, project  by having them demonstrate what they’ve learned. We brainstormed as a class what information each … Continue reading

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CNN Asking For Viewer’s Opinions On The State Of Education In This Country

I received the following email today. Thought it might be a good way to voice your vision of education: Hi Brian, I’m working with CNN, who is asking its viewers to help them report on the state of primary education … Continue reading

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Twitter Having Its 15 Minutes of Fame?

Twitter is all over the news, magazine and online articles, the talk shows, comes up in the plots of various TV shows, now Apple is rumored to be buying it. Now that Twitter has gone “Mainstream” (or more mainstream?) I … Continue reading

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So How Could I Still Teach My Students If School Was Cancelled?

NOTE: This post is really from a comment I left on my own post over at “In Practice“. Think of all the learning time being lost by those students already on leave because of the H1N1 flu issue. What if … Continue reading

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My New Challenge

My school, which was built on the cheap in the early sixties, is about to get a major overhaul this summer. Part of that is going to include a new state-of-the-art wireless internet system. That’s great news. However (don’t you … Continue reading

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Transparent Promotion

Cable in the Classroom included this blog in their Professional Development article entitled “Bookmark This!” In their May issue. Learning is Messy is included with really first rate blogs, so check out the article if for no other reason to … Continue reading

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