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Okay, so we’ve been common “crafted.” Wow, a Library Common Craft Video. I can’t decide if I’m happy or sad that it has come to this–needing a video from Common Craft to explain what we do. And in a school setting, it is even much more complex.  But yay, at least libraries are getting represented! […]

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Many teachers use videos to supplement instruction in class. It’s a nice way to give your delivery of instruction variety, while at the same time ensuring different modalities are used in the instructional approach. The copyright surrounding using videos legally in classroom instruction essentially says to be in compliance, there must be some face to […]

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Nancy Everhart shared this in Facebook yesterday and I think it is so cute and telling! Which brings to mind our overdue notices that are going out Monday. Some may say we are slackers, as we only send them out quarterly, somewhere near midterm. We will catch immortal sin and grief from our patrons coming […]

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In a post earlier today, I talked about helping teachers use an online html code editor to “pretty up” their pages in our LMS. That’s all fine and well if content is not blocked. I’m referring here primarily to videos. Most popular online video sources (Youtube, Vimeo) are blocked for students in our school’s networked […]

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Code for the non-techy teacher

With serving as a Tech Trainer for our LMS this year, I have stepped up my efforts to model effective use for our teachers. There are high hopes that teachers will begin to consider and/or adopt a more blended learning approach to instruction, if not all together go “Flipped.” I’m not so optimistic that many […]

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Our school is in training to use a learning management system, ItsLearning. The training is being “delivered” flipped right through the platform. The pros of delivering the training this way are numerous. Two standouts for me are: Teachers can essentially work at their own pace Teachers experience what their students might experience, which gives them […]

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Old School

As I sit and reflect on the coming end of school, I have to wonder am I old school? Let’s face it. I have two sons, one a college graduate, and one a college senior with just one course to go. I’ve been around. I do consider myself  “up” on most tools, and I feel […]

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Good job, Cathy Jo

So this afternoon I casually open my email and almost dismissed it as spam. You see, I was nominated for a 2014 Bammy Award. As a blogger, I get plenty of emails asking me to share content, consider guest posts, or blog this or that topic. So my habitual skimming almost made me overlook this […]

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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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Helping a High School World Lit class consider alternatives to a dry PowerPoint over the next few weeks, and BlendSpace, among others is quickly becoming a favorite. Selfishly I’m trying out the embed code here too.  If it’s not seen below, it’s located at http://blnds.co/1hv81UT. Enjoy!!  

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