1000 Words

The stark reality of this photo and what it shows about the extreme inequalities in our society. The “haves” and “have nots” are brutally clear.  I chose this photo because it can be used...

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Look, Ma, a Real Blog!

I share my classroom with another teacher. We co-teach our lessons together all day.  This is the second year we have been together, so I felt comfortable asking for her opinion of my current...

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Choice is Not Just for Kids

I was excited to work with other teachers directly on a collaborative project. I used this project as an opportunity to get to know Jen and Lina and to connect with them on a...

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6 Degrees of Me

Six degrees of seperation is an interesting concept. I am sure you all know the game 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where actor Kevin Bacon is connected to any other actor/producer/director through less than...

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Citizenship Test

What kind of digital citizen are you? Do you simply pass on something you saw online or do you try to verify if it is true or not? I have had debates with my...

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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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