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Technology in the Classroom

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BragVest and other iPhone/iPad apps for Scouting

November 30th, 2010

My son and I are brand-new to Cub Scouts this year.  He just earned his Bobcat rank and is happily working his way toward Tiger.  We started a new Pack at the school where my son attends, and I am the Pack …

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What in the World Are You Using the Lab For?

November 23rd, 2010

I have a colleague who teaches all of our seventh grade social studies classes.  She’s also an English teacher, and she’s been in the education profession for many, many years.  One might think she’d be hesitant to use technology with her students, …

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Instant Gratification to the Rescue!

November 9th, 2010

Ever want to know what your students are thinking?  Worried that many of them are not really grasping the key concepts some days?  Need to find out if they really WERE listening when you were explaining the expectations for a project?  Feel …

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Your Father’s Famous Four Questions (Part 4)

October 24th, 2010

In a recent blog post, I shared four questions that parents typically ask their children before letting them out the door.  These questions came to me from Lori Getz, who writes about them in detail in the Parent Resource Center of her …

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Your Father’s Famous Four Questions (Part 3)

October 10th, 2010

In a recent blog post, I shared four questions that parents typically ask their children before letting them out the door.  These questions came to me from Lori Getz, who writes about them in detail in the Parent Resource Center of her …

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Your Father’s Famous Four Questions (Part 2)

September 23rd, 2010

In my last blog post, I shared four questions that parents typically ask their children before letting them out the door.  These questions came to me from Lori Getz, who writes about them in detail in the Parent Resource Center of her …

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Your Father’s Famous Four Questions (Part 1)

September 23rd, 2010

Last month, I had the fantastic opportunity to participate in CUE’s first-ever Rock Star Teacher Summer Tech Camp in central California.  The days themselves were amazing, but an added bonus was the time spent at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, where we …

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Lesson Learned (Again): Always Make a Backup

September 8th, 2010

A few summers ago, I learned a very tough lesson.  There I was, working on a PowerPoint for a presentation I was giving the next day for my summer job, when the computer froze.  Annoyed, I did a hard restart of the …

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How Does an Artist Paint a Teardrop?

August 12th, 2010

I am going to show you something my friends Ken Shelton and Jerome Burg shared with me some time ago.  I don’t want to take credit for something I neither created nor discovered.  I just want to share it, because it is …

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How Geeks Spend Their Summer Vacation

August 1st, 2010

First of all, let me tell you right up front that I can’t remember my last summer vacation.  Oh wait, I remember now.  In 2003, when I was pregnant with my son, I spent almost the entire month of July in Britain, …

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Big Brother is Watching (You Take Pictures)

July 28th, 2010

So, a few weeks ago, I met my friend Burt after a long two days at Google (the subject of another blog post, I promise), and we were talking about a LOT of things, but he mentioned to me the EyeFi SD …

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Who Says You Can’t Create on an iPad?

July 13th, 2010

A few months ago, I got an iPad, primarily with a mind for seeing how it could be used effectively in education, both by students and instructors. The early buzz had a lot to say about how this new device was primarily …

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Ten Most Important Features of a Learning Management System

June 22nd, 2010

I am a teacher, and I have been one for almost twenty years (in a number of school settings), so I can say this confidently and without apology: educators are difficult people to work with. In faculty meetings and lunchrooms, they behave …

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This Day In Your Life Has Been Brought to You By…

June 15th, 2010

…the many advances in technology that didn’t even exist five or ten years ago. We’ve gotten to where we’ve got it too easy.  Today was the big day in which my son and I drove up to San Francisco International Airport to …

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Sometimes You Have to Stop Relying on the Technology

June 8th, 2010

Today I took my fifth grade students outside to go geocaching on our campus.  It was mostly just a fun activity to kill time, since my grades for them were due last Friday and this was our final class meeting of the …

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Freedom Is Not Free

June 2nd, 2010

Ever since I visited the memorials around Washington DC just over two years ago, this slogan has been emblazoned upon my consciousness.  On that same trip, with a really great group of seventy or so eighth graders from my school, we also …

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Really Graduating from a Virtual Program

May 26th, 2010

This past weekend, I took my family to San Diego for my Masters degree graduation.  We took Friday off school and work and flew down Thursday night.  We spent Friday at Legoland, visited with friends on Saturday, got dinner with my cohort …

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His Name is Pedro, and We’re in Love.

May 18th, 2010

Last Wednesday, I attended a workshop.  Nay, I witnessed my life change right before my eyes.  It was then that I met… Pedro. Pedro is my new iPad.  Okay, so I am totally a gadget geek.  I am not ashamed.  I know …

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Second Life and the Autism Spectrum

May 11th, 2010

Last week I wrote about my graduate school class on Multi-User Virtual Environments, which in our class has meant Second Life.  It got me thinking about how these alternative realities can be used to help people negotiate THIS reality. I just finished …

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Learning That’s Out of This World — Really!

May 5th, 2010

Again I am a little late meeting a writing deadline.  But I can explain!  I have been taking a graduate school class on multi-user virtual environments (think Second Life), and I think I am addicted to building stuff. For this class, we …

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