Monthly Archives: November 2009

Blessed, Motivated, Challenged

I’ve written several posts about the process of getting back to 1:1 after having to “retire” the 9 year old iBooks my class had been using. Very unexpectedly my school district decided to replace the ones that our new wireless … Continue reading

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Reason #23 for being part of a PLN

Professional Learning Networks are all the rage with … um … people that are part of professional learning networks (PLN’s). Why? So Monday I’m attempting a “Pre – Skype” – Skype with Maryjo Chmielewski’s class in Wisconsin to make sure … Continue reading

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Not there yet, but another step closer

We have had 30 laptops now for over a week, but they still haven’t been put on “the network” because they need to be tagged (inventory control) by the school district 1st, and only then can I make an appointment … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving lesson ideas

I’m teaching 4th grade this year and so I can’t spend much time teaching about Thanksgiving. At least not as much as I did 2 years ago when I last taught 5th grade. 5th grade studies American history and so … Continue reading

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Repost: Can You Hear Me? – Can You Hear Me Now?

I was recently asked about this post from 2007 about our editing phones, and thought it was time to repost it now: Teaching my students to be CAREFUL proofreaders is always a struggle. Most of my students are second language … Continue reading

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Getting Closer

So we are already a quarter of the way through the school year and we are still waiting for laptops to arrive and IT to get them online. Not a great start if you are supposed to be a 1:1 … Continue reading

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