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CUE13 Workshop Resources

It’s bright and early, the car is gassed up, and it’s mid-March – must be time for the annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs. This year I am excited to be taking two smart colleagues from Natomas Charter with me – Jeanne Feeney (@MamaFeenz) and  Josh Landry (@JLandryPix).  So, if you see one of us […]

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FallCUE 2012 Workshops

I’m hitting the road bright and early tomorrow morning to head over to American Canyon High School near Napa, CA for the FallCUE 2012 conference.  It is hard to believe it has already been a year since the 2011 FallCUE Conference.  That particular event will always be memorable to me as it was the moment when I reconnected with […]

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Reflections on CUE 2012

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the CUE 2012 conference. I ran into former coworkers, reconnected with friends from the past, and also cultivated new relationships for the future. It was four days of meaningful teaching and learning. I chose to drive this year since the price for a plane ticket to […]

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TEDxNYed: Jeff Jarvis

If you have not seen this video, the title alone makes it worth watching. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTOLkm5hNNU] However, if you are like me and sometimes a 16 minute video can seem like too much of a commitment (BTW, I feel the same way about retrieving voicemail), then skim the transcript by clicking here.  I posted the first […]

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ActivInspire Summer Institute

One of the projects my team and I have been working during this Summer of Learning is the ActivInspire Summer Institute.  Currently, we have around 600 Promethean Interactive Whiteboards in the district.  Last year Promethean released the newest version of their software, ActivInspire.  Since the switch from ActivStudio (the previous version) to ActivInspire is a […]

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ASCD Top 5 List – #1, 2, & 3

It just dawned on me that I haven’t been posting the rest of my ASCD reflections. Whoops!  Well, without further wait I’m posting my final three here.  Time to move on.  Joe 1. Community-Based Schools Reflecting on Geoffrey Canada’s presentation on the Harlem Children’s Zone at ASCD I am convinced that we are not involving […]

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Activboard User Group – ABUG

Since we’re already halfway through March this is the time of year that we start planning for next school year.  Naturally, a significant piece of planning for next year is reflecting on what we were able to accomplish since August.  As I reflect on this year one of the most exciting projects my team has […]

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Sharing Stories with Google Earth – Video

Sharing Stories with Google Earth from Joe Wood on Vimeo. Two weeks ago I had the fortunate experience of presenting at the CUE 2010 Conference in Palm Springs.  The title of my session was “Sharing Stories with Google Earth” and I had hoped to live broadcast the presentation out to people who were not able […]

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ASCD Top 5 List – #4

Implementing 21st Century Skills/Competencies Continuing my ASCD Top 5 List from yesterday is #4 – Implementing 21st Century Skills.  Ever since implementing our district strategic plan “21st Century Skills” has been an on-going conversation in our district.  We’re using multiple resources including Wagner’s The Global Achievement Gap, Costa’s Habits of Mind, and Resnick’s Accountable Talk […]

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