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Reading for Minutes

Last night I started Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer – Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child.  While I am only a few chapters into the book, I can tell that Donalyn and I have more in common than just being National Writing Project teaching consultants.  (Yea, she’s a homie – we’re everywhere.)  We have […]

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An Explosion of WMDs: Wireless Mobile Devices

Yesterday I mentioned that I was reading Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn by Larry Rosen.  As I previously wrote its a great book, but one of the chapters has particularly captured my attention and with the giant lines forming this morning at every suburban mall’s Apple Store it seemed appropriate to […]

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iPhones Take Over NECC09!

Well, did that title catch your eye? For the most part it did feel like iPhones and their non-3G brethren, the iPod Touch or iTouch, were the focus of many conversations at NECC09.  The title of this blog post actually has multiple meanings.  First of all, there were so many of us at NECC09 with […]

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Twitter Connectedness

Here’s today’s proof that Twitter connects people. During the early morning melee of iPhone users attempting to upgrade to iPhone2.0 the Twitterverse was alive and well with users quickly finding their beautiful, yet overpriced pieces of early 21st century technology (I’m an owner – I can say this) being converted into iBricks. I’m giving credit […]

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iPhone 2.0 Upgrade

This morning I succumbed to the hype and installed the iPhone 2.0 upgrade on my first generation iPhone. It was an interesting process. I plugged my phone in and like normal iTunes started up and informed me that iPhone2.0 was available. I started the installation process and waited. It took about 5 minutes to download […]

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Cell Phones & Qipit

More and more I am becoming intrigued by the idea of using cell phones as learning tool. I know that there are educators who are gasping right now after reading that last sentence. Cell phones in the classroom? How can that be useful? Shouldn’t we ban them? I can understand educators who have these thoughts […]

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Wiffiti Review

Last night I read about Wiffiti on Liz Kolb’s blog. At this site you can can set up a page to which people can text information. Using Liz’s idea of Wiffiti as a brainstorming activity, I set my students to work with the topic “What do you know about elements, compounds, and mixtures?” While this […]

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