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Paperless Classroom: No Red Pen, No Regrets

I have never been much of a technology expert in anything beyond the basics, although I was quite an Atari legend in the 80's, made a smooth transition from VHS to DVD in the 90's, and more recently converted from Windows to Mac. With all the talk of twenty-first century learners entering high school, I accepted the opportunity to become the first member of the English department to use a smart-board in my classroom (when Wisconsin's educational budget was more promising). I learned how to incorporate PowerPoint into my lessons and entertained students with some less-than-artistic illustrations using smart-board tools. After a dozen years of inhaling chalk dust and smearing transparencies, I have grown fond of my new toys...

In the spirit of continuing to increase my use of technology in the classroom, I converted my Grade 12 composition class to a paperless writing workshop with the help of Google Apps. I share my successful journey at the following link:

http://wp.me/p3lnfl-I

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