Monthly Archives: September 2009

Developing 21st Century Skills

Last night I spoke on behalf of the team to 8th grade parents in regards to our charge this year to 1) develop 21st century skills in our students and 2) create school work published for an audience beyond the … Continue reading

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Accommodations vs. Best Practice PD

“Hand-Holding Zone” by J.Elliott. Flickr Creative Commons license (9/15/2009) I was recently given the privilege to present the collaborative efforts between our eighth grade special education liason, Tanya McDonald, special education assistant, Gail Caiazza and the subject level teachers of … Continue reading

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A Camcorder in Every Pocket – Coming Soon!

Typically I put my educator hat aside for three hours on Sunday when the Patriots play. But I found my eyes widening and mind wandering through the media possibilities with Apple’s new iPod nano with video capability. Suddenly those new … Continue reading

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Using Story in the Classroom – An Educator’s Tale

While reading, “Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future” by Daniel Pink over the summer I charged myself with the goal to use story more frequently in my classroom. The power of narratives as a way to enhance meaning for students … Continue reading

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Google Voice – Mr. M’s Science Hotline

Over the summer break, my brother was faced with a dilemma. As a newly practicing dental student at BU, he was required to find clients to bring in to the schools dental office in order to gain practical experience. His … Continue reading

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Sharing Twitter and Facebook as Educational Tools

On Tuesday I had the proud opportunity to lead a presentation and animated Q&A forum surrounding social networks and their value in both the classroom and as a form of professional development. The room was shared by classroom teachers, guidance … Continue reading

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