From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Pecha Kucha Breakout Session

Annamaria Schrimpf and I presented at the MassCUE M.A.S.S. Conference on Wednesday. Our topic was using the presentation format of Pecha Kucha to keep professional development on the agenda. Pecha Kuchas take less than 7 minutes to deliver (20 slides – 20 seconds per slide), so it can fit into grade level meetings, department meetings, […]

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Chris Matthews at MassCUE

At the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference today we heard Chris Matthews of Hardball. It was an interesting keynote speech, full of personal anecdotes from his long and fascinating career, and some advice for our students. The scheduled keynote presenter was Rachel Maddow, who had to cancel at the last minute for an important […]

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School Superintendent Claims “Worst Job Ever”

A local school superintendent was quoted as having said at a recent school committee meeting, “This is by far the worst job I’ve ever had” and “I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life,” and he went on to list teacher and garbage man as jobs he has held, both presumably better than school […]

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iPad for Administrators

MESPA (Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association) is offering a workshop, iPad for Administrators. The description reads: “Find out first-hand why Apple’s new iPad is a must for all school administrators! Be among the first to discover how the iPad impacts the busy life of an administrator as well as the classroom, whether it’s handling the […]

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Teachers, Rate Your Technology Competency

Edutopia has a self-assessment posted on their web site. The intro says, “Tech Savvy Teaching – How do You Rank?” I encourage you to go to Edutopia and take the quiz. The value isn’t just in reflecting on your own practice and the fun of seeing where you land on their continuum from Beginner to […]

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Digital Wish

Are you a member of Digital Wish?  (Membership is free.) Here is the latest offer below! They also still have the FLIP video offer (Buy one Flip UltraHD 120-minute camcorder for $150, get another free)  and Recycle Forward Programs. Digital Wish is launching an educators-only deal on Dell netbooks, at 40% off retail pricing.  When […]

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12 iPad Apps

Michael Erins, blogger at Masters in Education, wrote to me recently to call my attention to a blog post, “12 iPad Apps to Help You Become a More Effective Teacher.” If you are thinking about ways you might use iPads in the classroom, this would be a good list to review. Michael mentions Teacher Assistant […]

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