Category Archives: community

Reflections of a Newbie Apple Distinguished Educator

Just like Ted Cowan, Steve Katz, Madeleine Brookes, Jabiz Raisdana and Colin Gallagher I thought I would sum up my thoughts on the ADE Asia Institute 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I won’t lie. I was skeptical that the ADE conference was … Continue reading

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Story Telling and Basic Programming Skills

This week I have been making rounds to my 5th grade classes getting them ready for their reading olympics (RO). Part of the RO is that kids are given tons of options on how to report out on their books. … Continue reading

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Shanghai Goes Wild

It is that time of the year when Shanghai Goes Wild (SGW). This is the collaborative, hopefully international, online descriptive writing and digital arts project I started last year for lower ES students. It is based off a similar project … Continue reading

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Friday Tech Roundup

I have started to do a weekly tech roundup here at SAS. I usually include 1-2 integration projects as well as something that teachers can use in their personal lives for their own productivity. Here was my first attempt. I … Continue reading

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We’ve Been Busy

Grades 1,3 and 5 have been extremely busy infusing technology into their classes as we lead up to the ’08-’09 holiday break. Grade 1 has been working in Kidspiration on two different assignments. First we developed a “Healthy vs. Unhealthy” … 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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Of Big Hair and Social Networking

Remember the good old days when things like Calvin Klein jeans, big plastic combs in your back pocket, Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, and big hair bands were all the rage. Remember what we referred to these things as? Fads. That is … Continue reading

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