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1.5 years later

Here I am, a year and a half into my new position of Technology Applications teacher for 5th and 6th graders.  I have had a hard time putting new posts up because life has been really crazy but I would

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Another week down…lessons about Digital Citizenship

Well, I finally completed an entire week of middle school and boy, I am tired.  I am physically tired but even more so, mentally tired.  This week we tackled some digital citizenship activities in both my 5th and 6th grade

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A week in…uncomfortable and a hurricane!

Well, let me tell you.  After teaching kindergarten and first grade for the last 21 years, I can safely say that the switch to middle school has not been an easy and uneventful switch by any stretch.  Let me back

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The technology/research wrap up

What a big project I undertook trying to use our Ipads to facilitate our research unit in reading.  I always forget so much about the amount of getting ready ahead of time that I need to do to pull off

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Lessons learned from day one of technology and research

Well, I learned many lessons today from our research adventure with technology.  Some of them were my own fault, some were a bad mix of personalities, some were just weird. Here’s what I learned… I must remember to login the

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Using Technology for Research in Kindergarten

Well, it’s that time of year again.  Time to teach our 5 and 6 year olds how to research information and begin writing about it.  This is never an easy time of year and a bit challenging since we are

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A Month Later…

It’s been a month since I finished my Master’s and what have I been doing?  Well, I have rested.  A LOT! Doing a Master’s nonstop for 18 months can be a pretty draining experience, to say the least.  The reading,

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Sharing some tricks with my staff

I love to try new things.  And when our tech liason allowed me to make a screenomatic for a training she was doing, I jumped all over it.  More chances to play with things and see how they work.   

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Teaching parents how to use technology at home

One issue that we as teachers are finding is that our littles love to go home and try out new technology that we have purchased here at school for them such as Raz Kids.  But I would get messages that

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