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- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)
- Review: THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT (ORIGAMI YODA #4) by Tom Angleberger
- Review: NINETEEN MINUTES by Jodi Picoult
- When Students Cheat (And When They Don't)
- Review: ELEMENTS OF GRADING by Douglas Reeves
- "Can We Use I In This?"
- What Do You Do in Your "Free" Periods?
- Review: BRAIN ON FIRE: MY MONTH OF MADNESS by Susannah Cahalan
- The Good Start: Twelve Targets for New Teachers
- Guest Blogger: Grace Anderson on "I Have a Dream"
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- @shfarnsworth Is @flipgrid on the right track, or are you looking for something purely audio? 2 days ago
- A5. @ajpodchaski My #edtechchat MVPs are @cybraryman1 and @ShawnMcCusker. 3 days ago
- Rule of thumb for assigning homework: More than 5 questions, problems, exercises, etc. is probably overkill. 3 days ago
- A Baseball Interview with President George H.W. Bush! wp.me/p2Upio-s3 3 days ago
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After using an iPad for the past month, I can say I like it for my personal use. All of the apps that keep me organized, entertained and enlightened are on there: Notes, Kindle, Pulse, Weather Channel, Twitter, Facebook, etc. … Continue reading
On Friday I received a school-issued iPad, and this opens all kinds of exciting new territory. Our district is rolling out iPads for student use in a big way. We are the largest high school district in Illinois, so this … Continue reading
This week our fifth-grade daughter Grace was assigned to write and illustrate her own version of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. I thought Grace’s writing and illustration were beautiful, so I’m grateful that she allowed me to … Continue reading
I’m writing this on Monday morning, back at school after an exhilarating time at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English conference in Las Vegas. That conference provided me with several glimpses of the future. Those glimpses are in … Continue reading
Next week I’m heading up to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for edCamp Oshkosh. What is edCamp? Sometimes called an “unconference,” edCamp is a grassroots professional development movement for educators. There are no pre-set topics. Attendees decide what they want to explore and … Continue reading
1. Blogging is the perfect vehicle for leading students to write for an audience that goes far beyond their classroom. 2. A good strategy to help young writers close the gap between what it says on the page and what … Continue reading
To fully maximize this community-building activity, you will need Internet access to Youtube and Wordle on a computer connected to a projector. Each student will write an individual six-word memoir after watching a couple of videos providing models. Then Wordle … Continue reading
The school year just ended. One of the year-end rituals with debatable value is final exams. At our school, most classes are required to end with a 90-minute final exam that comprehensively tests a semester’s worth of curriculum. This test … Continue reading