Monthly Archives: December 2009

Being a Pitchman in the 21st Century Classroom

Malcolm Gladwell, kicks off his most recent publication, “What the Dog Saw” with a brief biography of Ron Popeil, the pitchman known best for his infomercial sales of the Ronco “Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ.” Over the first thirty-one pages appropriately … Continue reading

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What Would a Social Media Middle School Elective Look Like?

“Web” by Kurtxio. Uploaded 1/9/2008. CC License I spent sometime this evening reviewing some bookmarks I had not had the chance to fully explore and came across a link to the wiki of @TeachPaperless for his Johns Hopkins University Social … Continue reading

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Grant Application Wordle

Many of us have likely seen Wordle in action on a number of different technology education blogs. I know for a fact that my Expanding Boundaries member Diane Davis, and former member Steve Olivo have used them in their own … Continue reading

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A Student Blog Smattering

With colleague Kerry Gallagher (@KerryHawk02) presenting to her high school cohorts the values of student blogging, I offered to share with her a few examples of our middle school students at work on their own Edublogs. The examples presented here … Continue reading

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