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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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CapCUE Tech Fest 2013

Last weekend was the first annual CapCUE Tech Fest at Natomas Charter School and it was a phenomenal event.  We had over 200 attendees with 45 sessions lead by smart, knowledgable educators from all over Northern California.  Since NCS is my school and many of the presenters and attendees were longtime friends it was also […]

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CUE13 Workshop Resources

It’s bright and early, the car is gassed up, and it’s mid-March – must be time for the annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs. This year I am excited to be taking two smart colleagues from Natomas Charter with me – Jeanne Feeney (@MamaFeenz) and  Josh Landry (@JLandryPix).  So, if you see one of us […]

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Improving the Writing Process with Google Docs

Ever since reading The Digital Writing Workshop by Troy Hicks I have been increasingly interested in using Google Docs with students.  This free, easy-to-use online MS Office-like productivity suite allows students to write anywhere they have an Internet connection.  Google Docs stores their work and most amazingly even allows them to collaborate with others on […]

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