Monthly Archives: September 2009

Re-Post – So How Could I Still Teach My Students If School Was Cancelled?

NOTE: This is a post from this last spring that seems timely now with schools being closed due to the swine flu. Note that because I have a new group of students, and we have not been able to access … Continue reading

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Me to one of my 4th grade students:     “Hey, you’ve been out for 3 days, did you have the flu?” Student:     “No, that’s what we thought at first, but I just had a fever, was throwing up, achy, … Continue reading

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Process The Learning

I’m sure that you have heard that to integrate technology into your classroom and then continue to do what you have always done, just with technology, is a mistake. It is what has time and again led to failure in … Continue reading

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Language Intense

One of the benefits of being part of a 1:1 program the last 3 years has been how language intense the experience has been. This is valuable no matter who your students are, but for my second language elementary school … Continue reading

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Update On Status Of Our 1:1 Laptop Program

Well we just finished the second week of school. I got a brand new set of 4th graders and they are raring to go. My 50 year old school got a complete overhaul this summer. The walls of each classroom … Continue reading

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And We Are Wasting Time Arguing About The President Telling School Kids To Work Hard!?

And then you see this: Surge in Homeless Pupils Strains Schools By ERIK ECKHOLM Published: September 5, 2009 The New York Times Sheesh!!! Learning is messy!!! Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: homelesness, public schools

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If Media Reported About Presidential Speeches Historically The Way They Do Now

9/7/09 UPDATE: Here is a link to the Speech. In light of the response to President Obama’s upcoming speech to schoolchildren about doing well in school. Schools here have been getting very angry calls from parents demanding that the speech … Continue reading

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Class Survey – My New 4th Grade Class

I decided to do this quick assessment piece with my students this year to get a sense of what resources they have, (I asked the blogging question because we will be blogging this year again and wondered if anyone knew … Continue reading

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