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School Shopping

When I first moved to Sacramento in 2008 like many teachers I was happy just to land a job. The recession had not started, but it was easy to predict that we were all in for a bumpy economic ride. I was fortunate that having both multiple subject (elementary) and single subject (secondary) science credentials, […]

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Filtering for Learning

When I first started working at Natomas Charter School our filtering situation was, well awful. As I have shared in other posts, we were so locked down you couldn’t even to get to Amazon to order a book. YouTube? Forget about it! Every teacher had their own crazy, convoluted plan for downloading YouTube videos at […]

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Crafting Together – Minecraft EDU

Creeper, zombie, crafting table, spawning, smelting, command block – these were all words I learned this afternoon from a 6th grader while playing Minecraft. It was amazing! Today was our first of three student-facilitated MinecraftEDU workshops for teachers. At our school March is Minecraft month and the teachers are learning from individual Minecraft Mentors how […]

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Elementary Google Apps EDU

Back in December I wrote about our Google Apps EDU rollout with elementary students. As I mentioned in that post Iwas initially bit unsure as to how much these kids really needed Google Accounts  and wondered if they could even remember their passwords. However, as I wrote the kids really surprised me and I found […]

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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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