Monthly Archives: September 2010

Response to the Textbook Challenge

There was a post on Dangerously Irrelevant challenging teachers and parents to examine the quality of textbooks compared to free materials that are available online. Conveniently this is what I spent a semester researching for my graduate work. There might … Continue reading

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ISTE Advice?

I was excited when I learned that ISTE2011 will be held in Philadelphia. That means it is realistic to attend: thanks to the economy, anything further than 30 miles from the school district is not an accepted expense. Also a … Continue reading

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Over generalizing gender

The day after the students are allowed to select a Spanish name, we discuss gender. I over generalize and don’t mention the fact that all nouns have a gender, we just focus on boys and girls names. I have done … Continue reading

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Moodle Tutorial

Plan A was to create an interactive tutorial using Adobe Captivate to show the students how to enroll in Moodle. However, the audio and screen capture features were not playing nice using a virtual desktop – so I came up … Continue reading

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First Week

The first week of school was successful. The students were very excited to come up and use the Promethean Board – it is amazing how much excitement can be generated to drag & drop. Technology used week one: Moodle, class … Continue reading

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