From the monthly archives:

February 2009

Workshop for Parents

I ‘ve been thinking about the need to educate our parents about topics like social networking, safety for kids on the Internet, cyberbullying, supervising your kids’ Internet use, and (too many) other topics, depending on my frame of mind and the day of the week. As I ruminated on what to include, how to get […]

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Homework

I n our school district, we have been engaging in conversations around homework. Many questions have been raised. What is the purpose of homework? Are assignments differentiated? Is there a consistent framework or guidelines that are discernible by parents and students? Many times during the conversations, I thought about how technology can help the homework […]

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WordPress Upgrade

I have been putting off upgrading to WordPress 2.7.1 until I could devote a good block of time to the job, but I just upgraded easily. It was easy, no bugs surfaced, and there were no issues to resolve. I should have tackled this sooner. The Dashboard is quite different, but very intuitive to use. […]

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LoTi and HEAT

I attended a LoTi training session recently. LoTi (http://loticonnection.com/) stands for Levels of Innovative Teaching. LoTi has developed a classroom walkthrough protocol with a simple acronym: HEAT. This stands for H igher Order Thinking Skills E ngaged learners A uthentic learning T echnology Use and lends itself to shorthand phrases like "turning up the HEAT" […]

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