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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

I participated in the Twitter Book Chat for R.J. Palacio’s Wonder.  What a great book and wonderful and rapid discusion on the book! I took away so many ideas including perhaps a one book, one school idea, read alouds, first book club of the year, writing prompts from various character POV’s, and more.  I learned of […]

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Checking out EduClipper

Recently I stumbled across EduClipper.  Seems to be perfect for schools who shy away form social networking tools or whose leaders just aren’t drinking any of the social networking kool-aid.  Still in beta I presume, as when I went to sign up, I had to, um, “apply.”  Here is the response I got. This past […]

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After iGoogle is iGone

The iGoogle page is going to be retired! WHAT!!??  Well, yes, it’s true but we have a while. It won’t go away until November of 2013 so that’s plenty of time to begin the search for the iGoogle homepage diehards! My post will explore some options that I am familiar with.  I’d love to hear […]

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In South Carolina, teachers are annually assessed based on a “goals-based evaluation” (GBE) that we as teachers work with an assigned administrer to plan and implement as our own method of growing in our profession.  It’s kind of cool if you think about–innovative and definitely a think out of the box approach to assessing educators, […]

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So I’m sitting here tonight listening/viewing the Alan November keynote from the SIGMS Breakfast at ISTE.  During this keynote he polled the audience to see how many were familiar with Eli Pariser, his book, and/or the Ted Talks video.  Oh my, only maybe THREE acknowledged awareness of it.  I blogged it May 8, 2011 and […]

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