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Nov 10, 2012
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MOOCs Boldly Go Where We've Never Been Before!

Credit: Photo by Giulia Forsythe under a  CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 License The internet sustains an educator's need to be a life-long learner, to create, share, network and collaborate with others.…See More
Nov 10, 2012
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Experiencing Museums and Historic Sites Via Interactive Technology

I recently moved to upstate New York, near Fort Ticonderoga, a historic gem which I am embarrassed to admit neither my children, nor I ever had a chance to learn about in history books or visit in person until a few months ago. Although, my family and I have been lucky enough to do some extensive traveling in and out of the United States, after visiting the Fort, I began to think about so many places, museums, and historic sites, I will never have the opportunity of visiting and learning about…See More
Nov 7, 2012
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Socratic Seminars Succeed With Tech Tools!

Over 2400 years ago Socrates figured out that: Lectures are boring and should not be the sole means of imparting knowledge. Regardless of grade or ability level, all students can learn, and learn best when given the opportunity to express themselves, reflecting on what they already know, connecting what they know with what they are learning, and analyzing why they think the way they do. Students learn best when they have opportunities to be social, engaging in lively discussions not…See More
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Technology Takes the Bite Out of Grammar!

One of my pet peeves about the teaching of grammar is hearing educators complain year after year that students can't spell, punctuate, distinguish a verb from a noun, write a sentence... yada, yada, yada. Educators pass the blame from grade to grade, yet many students reach the 12th grade with below average grammar skills unable to write or speak coherently.     The truth is if students…See More
Sep 25, 2012
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Two Cents in Twitter Chats, Priceless Results!

As I have become more actively involved in the education world online, joining Twitter, participating in chats like #edchat, #engchat, meeting like-minded colleagues who share my passion for education and technology, I have realized all is not lost in education reform. Twitter chats like #edchat and others are instrumental in creating the impetus we need to once and for all effect change for the better. While the physical world struggles to provide quality education for all our students, the…See More
Sep 21, 2012
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"Differentiation with Pinterest #edchat #engchat"
Aug 16, 2012
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Differentiation With Pinterest: Promote Personalized Reading Plans

Pinterest.com has emerged on the social media scene with a million and one uses, but one of the best ways to take advantage of this tech tool is for differentiation to build students' reading confidence and interest. When we face the challenge of having unskilled or reluctant readers in our classrooms, Pinterest.com can help us organize reading selections for individual students. Unlike other bookmarking tools,…See More
Aug 16, 2012
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Tech Tools Supporting C.R.I.S.S. Strategies

CReating Indepence through Student Owned Strategies has helped countless numbers of students improve their reading and writing skills. Today, teachers don't have to rely on transparencies, butcher paper and markers to model these strategies for students to begin applying and internalizing them. Using tech tools to teach many of the C.R.I.S.S. strategies make the strategies even…See More
Jul 2, 2012
Martha Lackey commented on Ary Aranguiz's blog post In Memoriam Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)
"Looking forward to reading this book. As much as I love technology, I too see the negative side effects it can have on teenagers these days. I particularly see it with my own twin daughters who seem to be consumed with gadgets, social media and…"
Jun 17, 2012
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In Memoriam Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)

A few years ago, I had one of the most challenging groups of students and parents I had ever worked with in my entire teaching career. I must confess that Ray Bradbury helped me get through that difficult time because one of his stories in particular spoke to me and showed me I was not alone in what I was experiencing and feeling. I did a lot of soul…See More
Jun 11, 2012
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Teaching Tots to Twitter Instills Love of Writing: Part II Transform Teaching With Twitter

If students learn to tweet in the primary grades, is it possible we may begin to see an improvement over time in students' writing skills and overall attitude toward writing? I believe Twitter, if properly implemented, can support writing and reading instruction and promote a love of writing. Twitter in the elementary classroom can be essential for establishing the mind-set for students that they all have something worthwhile to say in writing, and there are actual readers of all ages, i.e.,…See More
Jun 3, 2012
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A through Z Critical Thinking Twitter Tasks

There's nothing trivial about Twitter! Twitter can literally transform your classroom, and your professional growth. I have created a Sliderocket presentation sharing 24 A through Z Twitter Tasks that support the High School English Language Arts Common Core Standards. In my next series of posts about Twitter, I will share tips for using Twitter in the elementary, and middle school classroom as well as A through Z suggestions for joining Twitter's Professional Learning Networks. Twitter is so…See More
May 9, 2012
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Apr 25, 2012

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Experiencing Museums and Historic Sites Via Interactive Technology

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 12:21pm 0 Comments



I recently moved to upstate New York, near Fort Ticonderoga, a historic gem which I am embarrassed to admit neither my children, nor I ever had a chance to learn about in history books or visit in person until a few months ago. Although, my family and I have been lucky enough to do some extensive traveling in and out…
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Socratic Seminars Succeed With Tech Tools!

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 2:00am 0 Comments



Over 2400 years ago Socrates figured out that: 
  • Lectures are boring and should not be the sole means of imparting knowledge
  • Regardless of grade or ability level, all students can learn, and learn best when given the opportunity to express themselves, reflecting on what they already know, connecting what they know…
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Technology Takes the Bite Out of Grammar!

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 8:01am 0 Comments



One of my pet peeves about the teaching of grammar is hearing educators complain year after year that students can't spell, punctuate, distinguish a verb from a noun, write a sentence...

yada, yada, yada. Educators pass the blame from grade to grade, yet many students reach the 12th grade with below average grammar skills unable to write or speak coherently.    …


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