The Great Phone/Technology Fight

Schools today have more rules and regulations than ever before it seems. It has become the schools’ job to enforce so many rules with zero tolerance policies that it is encroaching on the learning process in this educators mind. If we focused on teaching our students norms and proper conduct, I believe we would need…

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Creating a Classroom Website

In the modern education arena it is an unwritten requirement that teachers maintain some sort classroom website to help communicate with parents and the community at general. While many districts are saying that teachers must have a classroom website, they typically are not saying how they must create the website. This leads teachers to use…

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The Changing Role of Teachers

This week I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine about the currently changing role of teachers in classrooms as technology is becoming more pervasive. This year our district has pushed all teachers to have an online presence of some sort. In my class, I did a full “Flip” of my classroom as…

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Learning to Organize Digitally

 In my classes, my students will create hundreds of digital files, often they are working on multiple computers and mobile devices. This became abundantly clear this week as students were submitting compressed copies of files related to their final projects. Initially, many students found most of their files easily, but as they looked for older…

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Why Build a Classroom Website?

Teachers have been creating classroom websites for the past 15 years, however many of these sites were created with tools that extremely basic and came with a hosting provider, the results were websites that looked like an elementary student had created them. They had bright eye-hurting colors and poor layouts at best. The information on…

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