Monthly Archives: October 2009

Wave Hello to the Future!

Some of you google blog followers are probably already familiar with the new, hot google application that recently dropped into the hands of 100,000 invitees. Google Wave has made its splash on the public as a new way to “communicate … Continue reading

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Talk to Text Software

Let me start off by saying that today’s blog post has been written using the talk to type software of MacSpeech Dictate. I purchased the software this past August in hopes that it would help me solve one of my … Continue reading

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Facebook Fan Page For the Classroom!

It has been nearly two months since the beginning of the school year and the introduction of my pilot facebook fanpage classroom: MusselmanScience. I am pleased to share that so far it has gone off without a hitch! Students have … Continue reading

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"Frustrations" Revisited

Last week I wrote and recorded a post on my own blog regarding a feeling that I presumed had likely been felt by educators before. My post centered around frustration, specifically toward laptops, wireless internet and the technology we put … Continue reading

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Tear Down the Walls!

I have a problem. I work in a school and district that declares itself as a leader of technology in the classroom. Digital tools are interwoven throughout our curriculum and professional development everywhere you look. Yet, there is an obstacle … Continue reading

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A Science Based Blow to Merit Pay?

After recently watching a July 2009 TED talk by Dan Pink entitled, “Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation,” I couldn’t help but connect his case against if-then, “carrots and sticks” motivation in the workplace to the current national … Continue reading

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