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Classroom Redesign: It’s Finally Happening at My School!

June 9, 2009

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I was perusing my blog this morning, reading through past posts, and I came across this one I wrote in January of this year. I had been silent on my blog for some time prior to that post, silent because I was teaching English full-time and trying to rally my district to embrace a major […]

It’s about the learning not the tool

October 9, 2008

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In our 21clc training this week, I tried to stress that technology integration is not about digital tools–not really. It’s about teaching students to be critical and creative thinkers, about teaching students to communicate, collaborate, and create, about teaching students to research–find sources, evaluate sources, synthesize and organize information, document sources, about teaching students to […]

Maximizing Our Time with Students

August 31, 2008

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I love technology  because it allows us to teach better, to reach learners in ways we couldn’t reach them without it. As we at BHS continue to access new tools, the challenge is to envision how best to use those tools.  We must step back and examine how we’re teaching students in our classrooms, asking ourselves if […]

Edutopia Interview: 21st Century Learning Community at BHS

August 10, 2008

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Last night I visited with Grace, a journalist at Edutopia, in a phone interview. She wants to write an article about what we’re doing at BHS with our 21clc team. I rattled on and on as I tend to do when I talk about technology integration, and, having replayed the conversation in my head and […]

Cross-Curricular Project: National History Day

July 24, 2008

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Last year, Mrs. Gillmore suggested we (as two of the English 11 teachers at BHS) work with the history department to have students create projects for National History Day. Since then, we’ve tossed around ideas and all agree a cross-curricular collaboration would be beneficial to our students. How can we bring all the history and […]

Change Comes One Little Step at a Time

July 18, 2008

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Today was day two of our 21clc training (Catch up with day one here), and I spent this day with four fellow teachers who want to make a difference. Four teachers who understand how desperately our high school needs to be using digital tools to maximize learning and reach the digital natives we teach. Four teachers who […]

A Message For All Educators, Not Just School Boards

July 6, 2008

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Wes Fryer has created a video for his local school board, attempting to persuade the board to take action to have his school address the problem of not preparing students for the digital demands of the 21st Century. It speaks to many of the same action steps we at BHS need to be taking. Fortunately, […]

20 Minutes with Warlick

July 2, 2008

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I’ve had the opportunity to talk one-on-one to David Warlick in the Blogger’s Café at NECC 2008 this morning. Wow. I’m thankful he took the time-when several were vying for his attention-to visit with me. I talked to him about what we’re doing at BHS with the 21clc team. Basically, I wanted to bounce the […]

Igniting a Spark: Day One of 21clc

June 13, 2008

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I led the first meeting of my school’s 21st Century Learning Community (21clc). I wish I could say I set the world-at least my microscopic corner of it-on fire. I didn’t. Hopefully, I provided enough flint to ignite a spark that, with enough gentle nudging, will slowly begin to burn, to spread, to envelope our […]

Dragging My School Into the 21st Century

May 28, 2008

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Yesterday was our last day of school. It ended in a whirlwind, and now, my thoughts turn–not toward some rest and recharge time as they should–but toward my loooong list of To Do’s. My R & R is coming Friday when I head to Florida to spend a week at the beach. I have many […]

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