Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fantasy football adds up for students

Okay this one is a little older but its got some good content and I figured it was timely. By John Barr Special to ESPN.com SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jeneva Westendorf walks briskly through the courtyard of Foothill High School, … Continue reading

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High-Tech Teaching in a Low-Tech Classroom

By Jennifer L. Barnett As 21st-century teachers, we are expected to help students master the technological tools they will use in college and the workplace. But in many districts, the one-computer classroom is not extinct. So how can we do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Olympians Series by George O’Connor Published by FirstSecond

While I was at San Diego Comic Con I had the opportunity to visit the FirstSecond booth. I was particularly impressed with their collection of grade school level graphic novels. After the convention, I had them send me copies of … Continue reading

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We’re in the USAToday Teacher’s Lounge

I am now contributing to the blog and tip jar in the USAToday Teacher’s Lounge. Here is my first post. BERT & ERNIE SOCIAL JUSTICE Entertainment reporter Ann Oldenberg opens the door to a lesson on Social Justice with her … Continue reading

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Rabbit Trail Learning with Emergent Curriculum Part 2

In Rabbit Trail Learning Part 1, I introduced the concept of emergent curriculum. So what does emergent curriculum look like in today’s classroom? Let’s look at an emergent curriculum in a History class. Emergent curriculum comes from the marriage of … Continue reading

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BBC America: Five Songwriters Who Deserve The Comic Book Treatment

By: Fraser McAlpine Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2011 http://blogs.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/08/05/five-songwriters-who-deserve-the-comic-book-treatment/ This November, at the Tucson Comic-Con, a new comic will be launched, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. It’s the 78-page brainchild of publisher Shawn … Continue reading

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Rabbit Trail Learning With Emergent Curriculum Part 1

As the youngest members of the millennial generation (Gen Y) makes preparations for college entry, we should reflect on the lessons we’ve learned from this group of learners.  What worked most effectively for this generation has been so divergent from … Continue reading

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Electronic Collages

It’s back to school time. Time for “What I did Over Summer Vacation” and “All About Me” and the myriad of other activities that will give you insight into who your students are as you build your classroom community. I’d … Continue reading

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How Millennials Think

  In the two decades prior to the turn of this century, it became increasingly evident that we were encountering a different kind of learner in our schools. Once that educators were ill prepared to educate. As the tail end … Continue reading

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