Aug
16
2015
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DIY Project Based Learning for ELA and History

I’m excited to announce that my new book, DIY Project Based Learning for ELA and History has arrived and is now available for purchase. The point of the book was to break down the process of PBL into day-by-day chunks ...
Jul
24
2015
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Using Ant-Man In The Classroom

I just watched Ant-Man with my 9 year-old, and we both walked away with a cinematic smile on our faces. For him, it was a movie of laughs and of just the right level of suspense. It didn’t have the ...
Mar
15
2013
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Sir Ken Robinson: live at CUE 2013

I had the privilege of seeing Sir Ken Robinson as the keynote speaker at the CUE conference earlier today.  For those who may not know of whom I speak, here is his now famous TED speech on “Do Schools Kill ...
Oct
23
2011
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How the Interactive Whiteboard is Really Ed Tech’s Laserdisk

I'm taking a class at Walden University right now, and a recent prompt asked us to identify a future technology. I took a moment to reflect on this country's current enthusiastic roll-out of Interactive Whiteboards, and why I feel ...
Feb
12
2010
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Sneaking a Puff of Professional Development

I’m at CATE this weekend (California Association of Teachers of English) as both presenter and attendee. I'm doing two sessions: one on Internet Literacy (based on my recent workbooks) and one in a panel of Writing Project teachers on a ...
Jul
03
2009
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iPhone App Review: LendMe

My husband actually found this app for me as a means to get me salivating for the iPhone G3.  He's been pulling for it for awhile and trying to convince us to switch our plans to make it happen, so ...
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Jun
29
2009
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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

You know the old commercial: "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! Well, you got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" And just like a Peanut Butter cup, it seems that Jane Austin and Zombies go great together. Pride and ...
May
20
2009
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TV Review: Glee (updated)

OK, I admit it.  I watched Glee last night on Fox after American Idol just because Ryan Seacrest told me to. Stand aside Lean On Me, Teachers, Dangerous Minds, and Freedom Writers.  This new fall program, whose pilot aired last night ...
Mar
27
2009
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Movie Trailer Review: Where the Wild Things Are

Yes, it's true.  I'm reviewing a movie review.  But when you watch it, you'll understand why. Spike Jonze of "Being John Malkovich" fame (amongst other image-rich movies and videos) is directing a movie version of the Maurice Sendak classic, Where the ...
Dec
09
2008
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Book Review: The Hunger Games

Kids killin' kids for TV viewing pleasure? Great tween reading fun! I just finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins . It took me awhile to get a hold of it because the minute I brought it into my classroom library, ...

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