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Moodle Share Fair

This evening I participated as a coach at Reading Public Schools first ever Moodle share fair. In the room was a mix of a dozen teachers and administrators from the Reading middle schools and high school. I had been asked … Continue reading

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Expanding My Boundaries through Blogs

This year’s Expanding Boundaries course was recently asked what blogs they are currently following on their Google Reader. I decided I’d take the opportunity to share my own in hopes they might pick a few up themselves and begin sharing … Continue reading

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Using Social Media in the Classroom

Last month I was privileged and honored to be interviewed by Sarah Nathan, reporter for the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association’s magazine, “MTA Today” regarding their July/August’s headline article on the use of social media for teaching and learning. The article, co-written by Nathan and … Continue reading

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Blogging Field Trips

Over the past two years I’ve made recording student field trips a priority. The method of this has changed as I’ve experimented over time with video journaling (or vlogs as Karen Janowski once referred to them) and blogging.  As somebody … Continue reading

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Virtual High School Farewell Address

This past week I wrapped up a ten week intensive training course to become a certified Virtual High School (VHS) teacher. The course ran my cohorts and I through weeks of discussion boards through VHS’s new “Distance2Learn” or D2L platform, … Continue reading

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Reinventing the School Newspaper

This week marks the kickoff for a lost Parker Middle School tradition. Long before I became a faculty member at Parker, “The Quill” student newspaper had lost its way. But this year English teacher, Brian James was charged with resurrecting … Continue reading

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Using UStream and Wifitti to Link Classrooms Near and Far

At the very beginning of the year a blog post came across my Google Reader titled “Harness Twitter and Your Audience Backchannel with Wifitti.” The writer of Copy/Paste, Peter Pappas, shared how to have twitter or cellphone users give feedback … Continue reading

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Tech Committee Conundrum

Last Wednesday our district’s “technology committee” met to continue developing our current goal: Create a technology-standard assessment for 8th graders in a project based learning context. The committee had previously developed a four-step PBUnit with accompanying rubric for educator’s to … Continue reading

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