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Wanna-Be Turned Techy

It has finally happened! It’s out there and people now know and love me as a TECH NERD. I am flabbergasted and to be honest I bet my husband is too. He was the...

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Share + Connect = Grow

“I realize that it doesn’t matter how much I know or rather how little I know. What matters are the connections that I make, what matters is that we are all specks in the...

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Tweet-tastic

It’s a new school year! We are “rested” from summer vacation, highly energized, full of ideas and ready to go. I use “rested” lightly because we spent the summer introducing our newest addition (now...

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TRE: Tech Rich Environment

I’m sure you’ve heard of a literacy rich environment. This is an environment where the physical space that students encounter is dripping with print that they can access. I’m sure this can be interpreted a...

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Player, Flipper or Gamer?

I’ve had so many thoughts swirling in my head regarding these topics.  These three topics: play, reverse instruction a.k.a flipping and game based learning are both fascinating and have me in a state of...

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Balancing Act or Melting Pot?

Whether you call it Problem Based Learning (PBL), Project Learning (PL), Challenge Based Learning (CBL), or Inquiry Based Learning (IBL)… What do they all have in common? LEARNING. This is the heart of what we...

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Where do YOU stand?

As I began to think about my philosophy on technology integration, as usual I was conflicted. Maybe I overthink things… maybe I over analyze, but I just kept asking myself over and over, where...