Category: Course 1

Google is a Life Skill…Course 1 Final Project

Teaching research skills is awesome…especially in grade 3! Conducting proper research is difficult even for adults, it is even more difficult when the students begin their searches by asking, “What color clothes did Marco...

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A Little Bird Told Me to Do It!

“Did you read it?” “Did you read it?”  … goes the Portlandia sketch.  For the 21st century teacher, it should be did you Tweet it/Post it? I never realized the potential of using Twitter...

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Connectivity is a Human Right

Nicholas Negropante, founder of the One Laptop per Child Program, says  “Connectivity is a human right.” I think it is amazing that I get to live in foreign countries, teach amazing students from all...

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Don’t Be a Dinosaur!

Progress is unstoppable. It is a drumbeat to which we must all march. Technology helps and good ideas spread these are the two laws of nature. If you don’t let technology help you, if...

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Connected Connections Connecting Us All

I was at a professional development conference in Beijing recently.  I had found my seat with the people I knew and then the inevitable happened, as always does at these types of things…the ice...

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Confessions of a LURKER!

My name is Brian and I am a lurker. I admit it I have a problem.  I have built up a professional learning network that I use for classroom ideas and to find out...

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