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Oh yeah! Canada

Our Canada Unit has fallen into place perfectly. For the first time all year I feel like our PLC is contributing with equal enthusiasm. The test aligns smoothly with the learning (or vice versa). Students and teachers enjoy the daily lessons. The modified content has challenged and included students to the perfect extent. This unit is enriched by a relatable unit essential question. “How does WHERE you live influence HOW you live?” The quality and detail of the responses has increased as we moved through the lessons. I am reflecting on many of the activities we accomplished this year in class for the Canada Unit so the success can (hopefully) be duplicated next year. Continue reading

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I have attended 3 years worth of EdCamps and Unconferences at 5 different venues. The memories and learning is hard to describe. But EdCamp is having 12 Days of Edcamp for people around the country to reflect and share. Follow … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Apps-olutely Essential

As our district continues on the journey of BYOT, I wanted to put some thought into what I consider the essential education apps for students of all ages. The basic considerations for the apps: can it function across devices, the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on A Teacher's Coda:
Are you an educator wanting to learn some tech tools over the summer?   At a recent district professional development session, I presented to my colleagues  a “Top Ten List” of web 2.0 tools…

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Glog Pobre Ana

In the tradition of Pobre Ana chapters 1, 2, & 3 – I have created a resource for students to use to pre-read and review the chapter of Pobre Ana. Chapter 4 is in Glog format. Make sure to click … Continue reading

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Zondle App

My students are going to be ecstatic – there is now a Zondle App in iTunes and the Android Market. My 6th graders almost beg for the vocabulary to be entered on Zondle. The App does not have the same … Continue reading

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