Visible and Connected

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So I’m 128 minutes removed from Dave Cormier’s (@davecormier) “Rhizomes, MOOCS, and Making Sense of Complexity” Blackboard session and I can’t get the following phrase out of my head: visible and connected. On the way home I think I rewrote this post four times, but the content stayed the same.…

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Serendipity

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Webster defines serendipity as “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for”.  And this is exactly what happened to me on Tuesday.

I’ve been exploring the use of Creative Commons work in the classroom for over a year now.…

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We’re Getting a Mac Lab or Yup, I’m Bragging

Several months ago one of my parents approached me with an opportunity to apply for a grant through the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. Unfortunately we didn’t make the final cut. Undaunted, Lisa Cvijanovich kept searching for available funds to support a multimedia production studio (MMPS) at Knox Gifted Academy.…

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And the Winner Is…

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On Monday the 101st winner of the Newbery Award will be announced in Seattle. The American Library Association will conduct a webcast to millions around the world. And our 5th graders will be tuned in.…

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The Rubber Cement Made Me Do It

Last week I missed the ETMOOC session “Intro to Blogging” hosted by Sue Waters (@suewaters and Sue Waters Blog) and Peggy George (@pgeorge) because I was knee deep in judging science fair display boards from our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.…

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Digesting ETMOOC

I’ve read this sentiment in a couple of places over the past few hours in the etmooc Google+ Community. Thanks for sparking my writing. What does instruction with educational technology feel like to those unfamiliar with all the tools available to teachers?…

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Digesting ETMOOC

I’ve read this sentiment in a couple of places over the past few hours in the etmooc Google+ Community. Thanks for sparking my writing. What does instruction with educational technology feel like to those unfamiliar with all the tools available to teachers?…

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It’s ETMOOC Eve And All Through The House…

All the laptops were whirring. Where’s my wireless mouse…

I feel like it’s the night before a new semester. I’ve picked out my classes. Even avoided the MWF 8:00 am Chemistry Lab. My books are all paid for. At least until the credit card bill comes.…

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