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Citizen

As PDE grapples with the Keystone Civics and Government exam, today makes me wonder how many educators could pass the citizenship exam.  Hmmm!

http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-test
or
http://citizenshipfirst.us/exam/

Added by Lenni D. Nedley on July 4, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Conversation Gap?

It is the first day of school.  A kindergarten teacher is calling the names of her students as any other year.  She keeps repeating the name Johnny.  No response.  As she concludes her roster, one child remains nameless.  It is Johnny.  However, he does not know his first name, because everyone at home calls him by his nickname-J-Boy. 

As teachers and principals talk about what is needed to help prepare students better for first grade, the topic of vocabulary and conversation…

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Added by Lenni D. Nedley on June 23, 2015 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Virtual Classroom

This would be cool for science class!

http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/09/25/classes-make-virtual-science-trek-to-mt.-kilimanjaro.aspx?admgarea=News1

Added by Lenni D. Nedley on September 29, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

TPACK

After discussing the TPACK framework in my doctorate class this afternoon, I was reading through my ASCD Smart Brief and found this:

 

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/gary-new-tech-humming-along-in-its-second-year/article_967543f4-725b-5a1e-894a-7e448b794c10.html

Added by Lenni D. Nedley on September 29, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

BYOT continued

After attending a workshop for the Southwestern Pennsylvania's Principals Academy this month, I had the opportunity to speak with an administrator from a nearby district.  The high school in this district became BYOT in the 2010 school year.  It was a very rough start because student guidelines and expectations were not given, teachers were not prepared, and discipline issues not discussed.  Eventhough this was not well supported, the middle school started BYOT in the 2011 school year and…

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Added by Lenni D. Nedley on September 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

BYOT in Middle Schools

In a school district that has felt the hardship of budget cuts, creating a organized successful model for introducing BYOT is needed.  Questions and concerns from all stakeholders in the school rise concerning controlling usage, wireless connections, possible theft, and digital responsibility. 

The first challenge for an administrator is to have the faculty jump on board to this trend.

Added by Lenni D. Nedley on September 15, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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