Monthly Archives: November 2008

Parent Coffee and Adult Micro Professional Development

Today was another parent coffee here in the ES on the Puxi Campus. I have been showing short videos at all the parent coffees I have done this year.  The first two I did I focused on internet safety and … Continue reading

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Parent Coffee and Adult Micro Professional Development

I wrote last week about why I feel change is slow going in k-12 education in my post, “Why Some Schools Choose Not to Change”. While this post in no way tries to pretend to be an answer to some … Continue reading

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Why Some Schools Choose to Not Change

This week has been a frustrating week for me. Anyone who has worked in Ed. Tech for any amount of time has had days/weeks like this one. Weeks where nothing seems to work, connection speeds are slow, inconsistent, or nonexistent, … Continue reading

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Doing Old Things in Very New Ways

Do you remember being in school and getting a vocabulary worksheet from your teacher at the beginning of a unit or chapter and having to fill it out? So do I. 5LK took a different angle on science vocabulary development, … Continue reading

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Recess for Teachers

I was reading over Mike Bogle’s article last night and it resonated with thoughts I have been having about teacher play time-or teacher recess as I will begin to refer to it. As a tech integrator it is often frustrating … Continue reading

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What are you thankful for?

Thanksgiving is always a fun time of year.  It is the real start to the holiday season, the gateway to holiday parties, and good food.  First graders have been working on a MS Word/Kidpix mashup project lately.  Click the link … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Webkinz

I came across Skoodlez today in one of my tweets from Gary Stager. This looks far more interesting to use with Young ES students than Webkinz. I am sure there are some of the commercial elements built into it much … Continue reading

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Narratives for the Elementary

I came across Skoodlez today in one of my tweets from Gary Stager. This looks far more interesting to use with Young ES students than Webkinz. I am sure there are some of the commercial elements built into it much … Continue reading

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