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Tapping in to students….

How many of us plan our instruction so that we get kids tapping in to these? Should be automatic, no?

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Recently there has been a  RASH of educators nay-saying the power of connected learning through 2.0 tools.  (And actually suddenly it seems uncool to say 2.0 anything or even 21st Century anything else.)  So I ran across this today over at Lee Kolbert’s blog (A GeekyMomma’s Blog) and thought wow, the slideshare inserted in the […]

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As the time frame for getting funding to attend Educon 2.1 gets smaller and smaller, it appears I will only be able to attend virtually.  I went last year, and co-presented too.  This was the first conference I have attended in many years where I was more involved in conversations than looking at others presentations, […]

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For the sake of learning

This week I had an experience that Ive decided I’m happy about. To keep it vague I will leave out names, but I initially thought it was a funny story. Now I think it is an affirmation. Let me share. Motivation I sat in a workshop with my coworkers as a presenter did a fabulous […]

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Wordle Anyone?

Okay so Wordle has been the rage in the bloggosphere of late, and many are making tag clouds for their Delicious Accounts. I can’t because I hate to admit this, but my delicious account is a mess, one that I seriously need to take the time and clean up. Why? I have tags that only […]

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Just fifteen minutes…

What can you do in just fifteen minutes? Write a “to do” list Fold a load of clothes Start supper Take a short nap Read a Newspaper Take the dog out for a walk Now obviously this list could go on and on, and I don’t mean to belittle any of the tasks that I […]

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While I had hoped the class I virtually participated in for a backchannel discussion on the chapter on meaning would focus on meaningful learning, I guess that was a lofty hope. Only teachers can truly make that connection, I suppose. This was the last chapter of Karl Fisch’s school project where the students in English […]

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What do the pictures on this post tell us about these students’ engagement? Can you tell who is “into” the lesson, and who is not? Sometimes engagement is painfully obvious, and other times it isn’t. Can anyone tell I had a LOT of staff development in recent years on this?? As a staff we were […]

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What does engagement look like?

“The business of schools is to design, create, and invent high-quality, intellectually demanding schoolwork that students find engaging.” – Phillip C. Schlechty The key to school success is to be found in identifying or creating engaging schoolwork for students. – Phillip C. Schlechty The Working on the Work (WOW) framework is an outline for improving […]

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