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Gettin’ Ready for Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day is right around the corner – a week from Wednesday (February 5, 2014) to be exact!  This third annual event is sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education with many partners including the National Writing Project, Library of Congress, and Edutopia. The day itself is simply a national day to celebrate innovative teachers […]

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Google Accounts? Yes, They Need Them

Over the past few weeks we have been in the process of launching Google Apps EDU accounts with our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. Today was the final day of launch with one remaining class of 3rd graders sending me their first email about their favorite books. I have to admit that when we […]

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DigiWriMo – Are You In?

In a little more than 36 hours national Digital Writing Month (DigiWriMo) commences and you or your students should consider participating.  With a structure similar to another November writing celebration, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), DigiWriMo poses the challenge of crafting 50,000 words of digital text in just 30 days.  The format of your text may very […]

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Digital Literacy & Common Core

Earlier this week I happened to overhear a conversation about digital literacy and the Common Core.  The person asking the question was curious what exactly the Common Core Standards said about digital literacy.  As I listened to the conversation unfold I found a group of smart, passionate educators focusing all of their attention on access […]

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Getting to Know iBooks Author

Over the extended weekend I had an opportunity to get to know iBooks Author a little bit better. You might be thinking to yourself, “iBooks Author??” A few weeks ago when Apple made their big textbook announcement, they also released a free tool for Macs running the latest operating system (OSX Lion) that allows users […]

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ETC 2012! Digital Writing & the Common Core

Thanks for attending the workshop on Digital Writing and the Common Core.  Below you will find links to the materials we discussed during the session.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Joe Handout – Common Core & Digital Writing Presentation PDF Links National Writing Project Digital Is – NWP Digital Writing & […]

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Students Speak on Digital Learning Day

Tomorrow is the first annual Digital Learning Day sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education.  Numerous national, state, and local organizations have joined to celebrate this day of 21st Century learning through a variety of events across the country.  Should you be in the Sacramento area tomorrow afternoon and evening, consider stopping by the Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn.  From […]

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Digital Writing & Common Core

Last night I wrote a short post about the importance of all text in the Common Core ELA Standards.  However, as I was driving to work today it dawned on me that many educators are likely not aware of all of the places where digital text and digital writing can be found in the standards.  Digital writing is […]

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