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Web Literacy For Educators

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Full of new ideas and lots of texts from ISTE, I began with Alan November's "Web Literacy for Educators". It seemed the most appropriate place to start. I went into it thinking "What should I know before I can teach my students"..This is what I walked away with... in short, of course.

Anyone can author a web page.

The most important thing in web literacy is to know the Grammar of the Internet. Things teachers take for granted, such as how to read a URL, how to find out who… Continue

ISTE- Unbelievable!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 11:07pm 0 Comments

You can tell it has been 3 days since my last blog, and with good reason! The last three days have been the most incredible, information packed days I can remember in a very long time. I went into ISTE with a plan. I was truly in need of learning how to manage the modern-day classroom and increase student and teacher efficiency in the classroom. This past year has not been my best in the classroom, and as a reflecting practitioner, I can recognize that.

MY plan was shot all to pieces… Continue

ISTE 2010 Day 2 Part 2 June 27

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments

While investigating the numerous opportunities and resources available to educators that I was learning about in the SMART workshop, I overtasked my battery and was unable to master the texting that the 2013's have so eloquently managed to do without even looking at a keyboard, so I return today with the rest of yesterday's wonderful enlightenment.

Session 3 by Ms. Hero was very helpful in seeing how interactive whiteboards can make the classroom more efficient and engaging to…


ISTE Day 2- June 27

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 11:18am 0 Comments

Learning Matters- Technology Strategies for Success

First Session-

Digital Content for Digital Natives:Engaging Today's Tech-Savvy Students

Meg Ormistron

WOW! She's dynamic. She is really showing us what classrooms look like in today's world without technology. My greatest aha has been "We didn't ban pencils when kids could poke others with them, so why are we banning technology(cell phones, etc) from our classrooms?"

Student engagement is…


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At 10:42pm on July 7, 2010, Jan Wells said…
Hi Deborah! I teach 4th grade in KS. We study the 50 states. I (we) would be interested in connecting w/ your 5th grade. We study them by region. When we study NC, maybe we could Skype your 4th grade experts! Let me know if you're interested.


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