Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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The Excitement Graph: Plot and Word Choice

The Excitement Graph: Plot and Word Choice

By on October 2, 2008

Every year, I do this activity when teaching Narrative Plot.  I’ve used it from 3rd grade to 12th grade.  I learned a version of it first in 1993 at a UCLA Extension class on “Teaching Reading to Secondary Students” and

Collaboration…Blocked by a Firewall Near You

Collaboration…Blocked by a Firewall Near You

By on July 2, 2008

I just saw Doug Fisher's presentation on ELL students in the Language Arts classroom. I got me reflective on tech's role in collaboration in the classroom.

The Carnival #178 is in town!

The Carnival #178 is in town!

By on July 2, 2008

The Carnival #178 has come to town!

Computer Literacy Support should not be Conditional: Joanne Jacobs comment

Computer Literacy Support should not be Conditional: Joanne Jacobs comment

By on June 18, 2008

Supporting computer literacy should not be conditional. Joanne Jacobs challenges in her recent article, "Computers Don't Boost Poor Kids' Grades," that computers in many homes are only used to games and not for literacy. I say, it's a start.

D is the New F for North Carolina

D is the New F for North Carolina

By on June 11, 2008

Is D the hew F? I comment on The Core Knowledge Blog.

Credential Programs: Give us your money and we’ll give you a classroom

Credential Programs: Give us your money and we’ll give you a classroom

By on June 9, 2008

I comment on the Education Week's article, Busywork 101.

It’s the End of The Internet as we Know It (and I feel…)

It’s the End of The Internet as we Know It (and I feel…)

By on June 8, 2008

Is the Internet as we know it really coming to an end in 2012? Well, not if Google and the porn industry have anything to say about it.

Education X-Prize

Education X-Prize

By on February 17, 2008

Education needs to reach beyond those within education for ideas on how to solve its problems. Maybe the X Prize Foundation can figure it out.