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Maker Ed Saves the Arts!

  Maker Ed will save is saving the Arts! Even before the verb “make” was trendy (and I’m thankful it is) I was a fan of making things. Commonly, the … Continue reading

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January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Huge EdTech Takeaways from NH Google Summit

A great 2 days of learning in Bedford, New Hampshire this week: See the lineup here! Here are my greatest takeaways and perhaps a few annotated thoughts along the way. … Continue reading

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August 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Content & Skills Before Tools: Build Tool Fluency!

Every time I read an article that really strikes home with me regarding Web 2.0 tools, it tends to mention something along this theme: Content and skills NEED to come … Continue reading

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August 22, 2013 · 7 Comments

Achieving the UDL: Arts, Technology & Geometry

From Kindergarten through Grade 6, a Common Core focus is for students to master 2-Dimensional shapes.  During grades 1-3, this is supported by students honing in on reasoning with shapes … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Universal Design for Learning…Has a nice ring, doesn’t it?

*cover image by Giulia Forsythe- click here to visit her Visual Practice art notes Education is guilty of tossing handfuls of buzz words and acronyms like candy off a fire truck during … Continue reading

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June 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

How Technology Made My Maternity Leave Seamless

Nothing causes you to reflect on your teaching practice more than preparing for a leave of absence. As teachers, we know that it is nearly impossible to truly explain to … Continue reading

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May 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

International Dot Day!

Monday was my first experience Skyping my class around the world!  This past summer at Building Learning Communities, word spread fast of an idea that students around the world could … Continue reading

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September 17, 2012 · 63 Comments

How Edmodo Fueled Differentiation in My Classroom

Can you think of a time when you had a question? Of course you can— Can you think of a time when you had a question but: A. Couldn’t get … Continue reading

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March 4, 2012 · 7 Comments

The World of Web 2.0 and Online Teaching

In other words, WHERE have I BEEN lately? This will answer that.  Many readers may not be interested, some might skim, some might just smile and move on, and that … Continue reading

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February 21, 2012 · 5 Comments

Education, Creation, Digitization, Contemplation

Photo courtesy of Felipe Ibáñez Guzmán That’s a LOT of “-tions”. But “-tions” are mostly nouns- and active at that! …Celebration, recreation…..   Regardless, the question is now, where have … Continue reading

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February 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Video: A Vision of 21st Century Teachers

Sometimes videos like this stress me out- but this one highlights how technology can be integrated. I believe strongly that this is so current, engaging and important, but also that … Continue reading

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December 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

The “New Toy Syndrome”

For many years, in the days leading up to Christmas, my sisters and I would debate the possibility that it was finally happening.  Maybe. Just MAYBE this year, the unthinkable … Continue reading

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November 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

In response to the claim of the Wall Street Journal….

Riding home through the scenic mountains of eastern New York, across rural southern Vermont, weaving our way back to the state of New Hampshire, my mind wandered through the windows, … Continue reading

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November 13, 2011 · 5 Comments

the WEB

Seriously? There is nothing like networking. (This, coming from an Arts integration FANATIC!)  And honestly, it is the world of blogging that reveals this not-so-secret, powerful world to me.  You … Continue reading

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November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | MindShift

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | MindShift.

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October 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Reason #1,432 why I love my iPad…

…and I just reached a new level of technology. After reading one of my favorite magazines via my iPad, Mind/Shift, I somehow awakened to the fact that I can read … Continue reading

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September 12, 2011 · 2 Comments

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