Breadcrumbs

Just like Hansel and Gretel, we always leave trail, especially when we are online. The question becomes – Is that always a bad thing? I do want people to be able to find me...

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That’s it, I’m Moving to the Woods

Online privacy comes down to a personal choice, how much do you want the world to know about you? What can we control when it comes to our privacy? Teaching young students about this...

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Same Same But Different

“They” tell us copyright is to protect people’s intellectual property and spur innovation. I agree that it is important to protect the ideas of creators; however, just look at the fashion industry. When designers...

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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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