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ASCD Top 5 List – #5

Today I was tasked with submitting a “short list of the key findings or suggestions” I developed as a result of attending ASCD.  At the moment I have 21 pages of notes from the conference.  By far, it was one of the most amazing conferences I have ever attended and I am elated it will […]

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ASCD – Geoffrey Canada

Watch CBS News Videos Online On Saturday at ASCD, Geoffrey Canada was the keynote speaker during the general session.  The theme of his presentation was “Educating the Whole Child” and through this lens he explained his organization, the Harlem Children’s Zone.  The Harlem Children’s Zone consists of a 97-block area in New York City’s Harlem […]

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ASCD – Yong Zhao

My first session at Yong Zhao started bright and early 8am on Saturday.  Keep in mind this was 6am Pacific, so I wasn’t sure my brain was going to fire on all cylinders.  Fortunately, there was a Starbucks in the lobby of my hotel with a short line!  I was really excited to hear Zhao […]

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ASCD – San Antonio

This year in light of drastic budget cuts and state funding shortages I feel very lucky to be able to attend the ASCD Conference in San Antonio.  A colleague of mine, describing her strategy for selecting sessions, referred to ASCD as “all gurus all the time” and she was right!  So far the conference has […]

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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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5 Best Library of Congress Links

Last week, while attending NECC09, I included a session on using primary sources from the Library of Congress on my agenda.  If you’ve never used the Library of Congress website, then you’re missing out on a host of phenomenal resources to use with your students.  Unfortunately, the Library of Congress website is very convoluted and […]

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A Week at NECC09

Well, I’m back home and rested up from an exciting week in Washington DC at NECC09. It was an interesting experience that in many ways I am still trying to process. The last time I attended NECC was in 2006 when the conference was held in San Diego. I have to say that I wasn’t […]

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Computers & Writing 2009

This morning I’m attending the Computers & Writing 2009 conference at UC Davis. Its an interesting mix of participants representing grades K-16 and from school districts or colleges all over the United States and looks like a phenomenal learning opportunity. I can’t wait for the fun to begin! While I’m waiting for my first session […]

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Google Tips & Tricks at CUE

Imust say CUE was a phenomenal conference, but if I’ve learning anything this week its that when you present three times you miss out on a whole bunch of great sessions.   Fortunately, yesterday morning I had the opportunity to attend a session on Google tips and tricks presented by Mark Wagner with two colleagues. […]

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The Networked Student

[youtube:”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA”] While digging though a backlog of unread blog posts in Google Reader I stumbled across this video.  Last weekend two big topics of the CLMS Technology Conference were online learning and personal learning networks, so the timing of this discovery is quite apropos for me.  What are we doing to create learning opportunities for […]

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