Browsing All posts tagged under »EdTech«

Teaching How Diction Reveals Tone

September 16, 2009

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Teaching students to dig deep into a text can be challenging, especially when today’s students aren’t regular readers. Since school started four weeks ago, I’ve been trying to inspire mine to establish a daily habit of reading and to read deeply. Today, we tackled diction and tone. I began the lesson by having three  students […]

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 […]

The Awakening Project: Bring on the Comments!

December 3, 2008

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As with all projects, we hit a few hurdles–absent team members, problems uploading videos, problems getting our crappy mics to record quality narration–but my students have finished their productions of their analyses of chapter six of The Awakening.  They’re eager for the world to view their presentations and enter the discussion. If you have time, please […]

Whoa, Wiki: Collaborative Text Analysis

October 12, 2008

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This week, in my AP English Language class I dabbled in a bit of 21st century learning. Having assigned a text to read as homework, I had students discuss it-not face-to-face as we normally do in class-but online using a wiki.  Working in teams, they collaboratively analyzed the texts, arriving at a deeper understanding of […]

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 […]

Instructional Technologists Matter

August 31, 2008

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Kim Cofino captures beautifully the potential of an instructional technologist or technology coach to make a difference.

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 […]