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Stomp Out Bullying

Stomp Out Bullying

Most nights before my youngest goes to bed we chat. Our conversations are usually centered around what is on his mind-his worries, his joys, his questions…tonight’s conversation delivered a harsh reality served in a timely dish considering October is National Bullying Awareness Month. “…if I…

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For the Digital Refrigerator

For the Digital Refrigerator

Since I don’t have a digital refrigerator (nor do I know what that really might be, but it sounds cool, right?) to hang this on, I needed to share this with you tonight. And if this doesn’t change how you think about our future students,…

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Sharing Dots

Sharing Dots

Last week, Albert City Elementary School celebrated #dotday for the first time, but I am certain it won’t be the last! In connection with Grandparent’s Day, students thought about the message of the dot! I came to the school and read the book to each…

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Let it begin with me

Let it begin with me

At the conclusion of a recent church service that I attended, my pastor wanted the parishioners to pay special attention to a banner out in the narthex before they left the church.  The pastor proceeded to tell us that the youth who attend school right next…

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Stop! In the name of…. learning!

Stop! In the name of…. learning!

I hope you sang the title to yourself just like I did when I was typing it. If you didn’t you should probably try it again – it’s more fun that way. During the wave of early outs due to heat a couple weeks ago…

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Friday Fun: UDL, Media, Vocab., Aurasma

Friday Fun: UDL, Media, Vocab., Aurasma

Friday, I shared a variation of my 9/3/13 presentation to PLAEA Superintendents: Vocabulary Worksheets, No Thank You during Universal Design Learning session for special education consultants and academic strategists. Pam Ahlrichs and Diane Jackson shared the principles of UDL establishing “the why” and demonstrated directions to an activity with…

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Swimming in Social Media Water

Swimming in Social Media Water

The paralyzing fear of social media waters is drowning our children, but that fear is misplaced. Our students are online. They have been online. Our students are in the water. They have been in the water. They were in the water long before we even noticed…

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Mammoth decisions…

Mammoth decisions…

So, yesterday I got my approval for my Mammoth account. If you haven’t heard about Mammoth yet, it seems to be sort of an Evernote meets Pinterest meets Google Docs meets… I’m not really sure. Here’s my home page, you can see that it is…

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eduClipper + Edmodo = Teacher happiness

As Erin Klein notes, eduClipper is what Pinterest would be if it were invented by educators. We’ve got a lot of our teachers using Pinterest in their personal and professional lives. With eduClipper they can turn their students loose on the task of resource curation….

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