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Public education: What is your opinion?

I have spent my entire life as either a student or as an educator. I like learning and helping others discover new concepts and ideas. Nothing excites me more than to see a person whether is it an child or … Continue reading

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Supporting technology integration

On a weekly basis the Instructional Technology Coaches (ICT) send out a tech tip. This year the Tech Tip was structured to support the 10 iPads at each school that teachers can check out. While working on my Master’s degree … Continue reading

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ESL and iPads, what should I do?

Kris Boomer and I presented at IETC conference in Springfield, IL this past week on how the K-8 is using the iPads to maximize learning for ELLs. This is still a work in progress. We have a a lot of … Continue reading

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Twitter and Professional Learning

Twitter Teachers Newbies! When you hear Twitter what do you think? People telling the world when they are going to the store, extremely hot weather, or the ridiculously high gas prices (I do agree with this by the way.) While … Continue reading

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What an adventure! Blended learning can work!

My project with this class has come to an end, which is bittersweet. My two weeks with the class was rewarding and challenging. While I would love to continue to teach this class, part of my role as an instructional technology coach is to understand, … Continue reading

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EduCreations is worth the effort

Yesterday was a trying day. The skills assessed was expressing fractions in a set. The assessment included students demonstrating a task using EduCreations, answering questions using ActivExpressions, and then they worked an extended response problem. The entire class seemed off. … Continue reading

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Day 3, 4, & 5

A lot has happened in the world of 3rd grade fractions in the past 3 days. There have been some changes to the unit and exciting discoveries. Day 3: Today students were able to demonstrate their own learning. In stations, … Continue reading

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