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A Return to Writing

You might have noticed its been a bit quiet around these parts the last few months.  Between a hectic new work schedule and a few “interesting” events this summer, blogging has always been the one thing I couldn’t quite get to.  With a new district focus on reading and writing I have reflected quite a […]

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Voicethread – Computers & Writing 2009

This morning Computers & Writing 2009 is starting off with an amazing session on Voicethread. I have the luxury of learning from Gail Desler from Elk Grove Unified who has been using Voicethread with Title 1 students throughout her school district. Gail has an excellent collection of amazing Voicethread projects on her wiki. One of […]

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Learning by getting naked

You’ll either find this fascinating, or you’ll be creeped out by it.  Either way, it’s worth posting because it’s another free technology tool to use for education purposes. You’re getting “virtually” naked. It’s called “Visible Body” and it’s marketed as “…the best human anatomy visualization tool available today.” Here’s some of the features: Complete, fully interactive, […]

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Teamwork & Southwest Airlines

As I was hunting around on the web this morning I stumble across the Southwest Airlines Flickr Pool through one of my favorite bloggers, Wesley Fryer. For those of you who aren’t currently Flickr users (hang around me long enough and you’ll start using it – here are some reasons why), the way a pool […]

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Teaching “How to Learn” & Unleashing Creativity

It’s estimated that 60 percent of all jobs and professions in the next 10 years will be based on creative thinking. Tony Buzan, an educational consultant and proponent of the techniques of Mind Mapping and mental literacy, explains that creativity is the engine of all curriculum in the classroom.  We must first teach kids how […]

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HOT DEAL! 16 GB USB Flash Drive for Cheap!

SanDisk 16GB Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive for only $27.99! This is an online deal that is hard to pass up… Yes, you read it right, a 16 Gig USB Flash Drive for less than $28 bucks.  This sells for about $80 at Staples, so it’s one heck of a deal.  And what’s even better […]

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Gettin’ Fresh for 2009

As you may have noticed, its been a while since I posted. That’s because I pretty much unplugged for the two week Winter Vacation. Well, I unplugged everything except Facebook – its just too addicting. Since December 19th I haven’t checked email or Google Reader and paid minimal attention to Twitter.  It was wonderful! I […]

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