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364 Days Ago

364 Days Ago

“You need to start blogging.” These wise words, casually mentioned to me last summer, helped kickstart my documentation of an amazing year that has been filled with gains, losses, surprises and most of all – pushed me to reflect on my work (something I am…

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Intro to Engineering at WCHS

Intro to Engineering at WCHS

Last week I stopped in to visit Ben Jass’s Intro to Engineering class at Webster City High School. If you’ve ever wondered what I want a model classroom to look like, this was it. His students were working independently (of each other and the teacher)…

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Living Your Legacy – Ella Mozzarella

Living Your Legacy – Ella Mozzarella

This spring I started a new video series, to be published quarterly, highlighting the amazing things that students across the globe are doing. For my summer video I had the opportunity to do an interview with the most amazing little girl from New Jersey, and I’m…

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Worth the Conversation: Screenshots of Instagram Pics/Art/Law/Money

Worth the Conversation: Screenshots of Instagram Pics/Art/Law/Money

Reporter, Jessica Contrara, published in the Washington Post’s Style Blog: This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part…

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(Instagram) You’re so Vain…or Not so Much.

(Instagram) You’re so Vain…or Not so Much.

A few months ago while traveling for work, I heard a morning weatherman rationalize why he did not have @instagram. Of course, I tweeted. The weatherman is just misinformed or uninformed. His enlightenment comes from all of us revealing the benefits of connection. Valued member…

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How brave will we be this year?

How brave will we be this year?

It’s a new year. And it takes 5 minutes to set up a blog, Twitter account, Facebook page, or Google+ community…  How brave will we be this year? Will we speak out against injustices? Will we champion reciprocal accountability from leaders and policymakers? Will we…

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Digital Citizenship: Good vs Evil

Digital Citizenship: Good vs Evil

  It was very important to me to post these screenshots side-by-side; two stories from the same day. The juxtaposition of good and evil illustrate just how truly important it is to teach our children the ins and outs of the tools so readily available at…

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Digital Citizenship from Spider-Man

Digital Citizenship from Spider-Man

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Predators. Identity theft. Misreported facts. Cyber-bullying. Poor decisions. Ruined reputations. Inappropriate photos. Denied job opportunities. For all the good that the internet brings, these are just a few of the dangers for people posting online. Once it’s out there, you…

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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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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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Brace Root: A Little Help from our Friends

Brace Root: A Little Help from our Friends

I followed my husband into our sweet corn patch for the first time taking advice about which ears to pick. There is something quite beautiful about the emerald green leaves, something magical about the wind’s song as it travels through row after row. Kneeling to…

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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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