Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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Find the Fib…First Day Activity (UPDATED)

Find the Fib…First Day Activity (UPDATED)

By on September 5, 2008

I learned a version of this activity from Erick Gordon this summer at the UCI institute. Basically, it’s a get-to-know activity where the students get to learn a little about me and then learn a little about each other. It

Hurry up & Wait – My New Interactive Whiteboard: Part II

Hurry up & Wait – My New Interactive Whiteboard: Part II

By on August 24, 2008

So, I had my online training.  I met the Whiteboard sales guy in my classroom to discuss where the board is to be mounted.  I talked with my principal to develop an interactive whiteboard presentation during our first staff development

Joanne Jacobs comment:”Stop facilitating and start teaching”

Joanne Jacobs comment:”Stop facilitating and start teaching”

By on July 6, 2008

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer posts a not-so-intelligent take on teacher vs. student-directed classrooms.

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!

UCI Writers Project

UCI Writers Project

By on June 21, 2008

I'm off to my brain gym for the summer - the UCI Writer's Project.

Comment on Dangerously Irrelevant’s “Ed Tech Quarantine?”

Comment on Dangerously Irrelevant’s “Ed Tech Quarantine?”

By on June 19, 2008

As I commented on Dangerously Irrelevant's blog, we need to respect those who do not share our tech enthusiasm, yet keep the battle waged.

A little Tweenteacher trivia and The Carnival Comes to Town!

A little Tweenteacher trivia and The Carnival Comes to Town!

By on June 11, 2008

The Carnival #175 is in town!

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.

The Carnival #174 has Arrived!

The Carnival #174 has Arrived!

By on June 4, 2008

The Carnival of Education #174 has arrived and tweenteacher has once again been invited to the party.

Ed Tech is the new Home Ec and Shop

Ed Tech is the new Home Ec and Shop

By on May 27, 2008

McCain and Clinton don't mention Ed Tech in their educational policies. Obama merely mentions it in relations to Maths and Sciences. But Ed Tech is not the elite. It is the Home Ec and Shop classes for this generation.

Student Friendly Websites

Student Friendly Websites

By on February 20, 2008

K-12 Student-Friendly websites for safe research online

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.

cue conference

cue conference

By on February 4, 2008

I will be presenting at the CUE conference 2008 this year in Palm Springs. My session "Podcasting with 50 Middle Schoolers - are you crazy?!" is based on my middle school