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Spam from Prezi?

What’s with #Prezi pushing me to download a computer app? Almost feels SPAMMY. Advertise SOME OTHER WAY. Free for short time will not = my $ — Cathy Jo Nelson  (@cathyjo) October 12, 2014 After getting an email BOTH at school and at home, I put that tweet out hoping maybe someone who monitors […]

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How can my students be productive using BYOD? This is a question frequently asked by teachers in a BYOD environment. Yes it’s a challenge to really integrate the variety of devices students bring with them. But this article featuring Google Apps really made me stop and think.   Teachers must opt in I work in […]

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In my area, recently a librarian was asking for cost effective management solutions to class novel sets. There was a general reluctance to add them to the library management program (in this case Destiny.) The suggestions that respondents gave were to just use the library program.  So the librarian expressed the concerns with doing that: We do […]

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What about education??

Above is a wordle of the top 25 words used in Governor Nikki Haley’s Inaugural Speech.  Glaringly missing is any reference to education….her own or our public schools.  Sure it’s too soon to look for any mention of education.  I did read in the paper that she did state recently as Governor no less that […]

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Shedding Crocodile Tears

Just read today that Limewire, very well known amongst our preteens and teens in k12 schools (and YIKES, even younger kids) has been shut down.  Should we teach students about this? YOU BET. Students have a serious understanding of what Limewire and other similar sites can do.  But it is also a huge MISunderstanding. Many […]

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There was an interesting  letter to the editor in our wonderful local paper The Herald here yesterday. The writer nailed it spot on, so I want to share it here. On the same page as this “letter to the editor” was a cartoon outline of child’s head.  Inside the shadowed head, a oval circle dotted […]

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