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Write 2 Next Prez in STEM class Looking for ways to dialogue about current issues in science, technology, engineering, and math? Want to know more about how your students think about issues in the news like elevated lead levels in drinking water, nuclear energy, mining, or severe flooding? Interested in creating spaces for civic discourse and action during this...
I am apologizing upfront for my digression. I am starting with a digression and hopefully it will make sense to you. It does to me. Last week I had a lovely brunch with a friend of mine. At the end of the meal, the waiter brought dessert menus. The man I was with ordered a lavish dessert.  I made it clear that I did not want dessert.  The waiter listened, but then said, "I'll bring an extra fork...
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The term 21st century classroom is utilized a lot now.  Teachers and Schools alike are making steps towards a 21st century classroom. The steps may be small, (perhaps a crawl) or big; nevertheless, classrooms are edging towards a change.  I think there can be some confusion on what that type of classroom looks like.  In a recent conversation with a fellow Tweeter we were both examining a graphic...
My brain has been swirling around a lot of 21st century learning this past week and I know the only to keep my thoughts straight is to write about it.  There is no doubt social media is becoming more and more apparent in the classroom.  Though school policies may ban it from districts, teachers and students are fighting for it. Yes, I know, I may not be saying anything new, but I wanted to share...
Keywords: writing, tools, technology
(This is from my blog) Today is our last day of school of the year. Phew. As I often do, I was thinking a bit about the various kinds of technology that my sixth graders used this year to complement, enhance and inform their writing. Here’s a list of some of the things they did, although I may forget a few here and there. The first days of school, they were on Photostory 3, working on creating...
Keywords: tools, technology, #dlday
I have some technology ideas brewing for my students for Digital Learning Day, but I thought I would pull together some of the ways that we engage in digital media and technology in my sixth grade classroom. Since I will be bringing my students into Glogster EDU next week, I figured I would use Glogster as my platform to showcase a few of our projects, and explain why it is that I do those things...