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Book of the Week – Because Digital Writing Matters

This week’s Book of the Week is one that brings together many of my passions – technology, literacy, and student voice.  Because Digital Writing Matters, published by the National Writing Project expands an earlier conversation started in Because Writing Matters, to include importance of digital writing.  Through my work with the National Writing Project I […]

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Chains & Forge – Book(s) of the Week

In the honor of the final week of Christmas shopping, this week’s Book of the Week is a 2-for-1 special!  Actually, a few weeks ago one of my Writing Workshop teachers shared that he was reading Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson with his 8th grade ELA/History class to help them better understand slavery and the […]

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The Socially Networked Classroom

This evening I had the opportunity to start a great and timely new book.  Last month I ordered a copy of The Socially Networked Classroom – Teaching in the New Media Age by William Kist after seeing it on my Amazon Recommends List.  For a couple of weeks its been sitting on the book shelf […]

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Rewiring Education & Connecting with the iGeneration

This morning I had the opportunity to finish reading Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn by Larry Rosen.  Over the next couple of days I will be writing about some of the connections I made as I completed the text.  However, with this post I wanted to share (and solidify in my […]

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iGeneration – Creative Publishers

With the implementation of our district strategic plan last year, I’ve found myself leading quite a few workshops on 21st century skills and related book studies for Wagner’s Global Achievement Gap.  Many of these workshops have started with a picture of a four year-old.  This four-year old is wearing headphones and an iPod Touch.  I […]

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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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Book of the Week – Rewired

Earlier this week a new book appeared on my doorstep in an Amazon delivery box.  A few months ago someone in my personal learning network (I think maybe Karen) recommended that I order Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way they Learn by Dr. Larry D. Rosen of Cal State Dominguez Hills.  Rosen previously wrote […]

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Book of the Week – Brain Based Teaching in the Digital Age

Happy Friday!  With the end of a crazy week full of meetings and software training (in my case ASCD, technology hardware standards and Promethean ActivInspire training) I thought it might be time for a Book of the Week post.  On Monday morning at ASCD in San Antonio I had the opportunity to attend Marilee Sprenger’s […]

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Book of the Week – The Digital Writing Workshop

With a reenergized focus on pedagogy, innovation, and technology I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading lately.  As a matter of fact I have one of those reusable grocery bags full of books I lug to and from the office right now.  I guess it gives a new definition to the job title “bag […]

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