Monthly Archives: September 2010

Homework and Charlie Brown | Teacher Reboot Camp

While browsing online for the Charlie Brown teacher voice as a joke to a friend, I came across this fantastic video about the different ways children approach a book report. I remember book reports being one of the most popular … Continue reading

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for the love of learning: Why?

Ask a parent what their long term goals are for their children, and they will often reply with terms that describe a child’s character – they want their kids to be creative, kind, thoughtful, hard working and just. You’d be … Continue reading

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for the love of learning: Covering Curriculum

“The greatest enemy of understanding is coverage.” -Howard Gardner via joebower.org Joe Bower offers a powerful analogy that illuminates the stupidity of curriculum coverage. Unless you think school is intended to grade the population so only the elite few are … Continue reading

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Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

via youtube.com New ideas usually require time and social connectivity; 1 + 1 = 3. This is a powerful reminder that we need to give our students time to generate their own ideas and an opportunity to network with others … Continue reading

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A little carried away at times

Personal Netbook, classroom desktop, Blackberry and pedometer; shot with classroom camera At times I realize things might be getting a little out of hand in my classroom. A snapshot of my desk is only an intimation of how technology insinuates itself. I … Continue reading

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Sask Teaching Network – home

Welcome to the Sask Teaching Network wiki! We are in a province that is small on numbers, but big on open space, in more ways than one. There are teachers out there that don’t see each other face to face … Continue reading

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TeachPaperless: Homework: From Chills to Thrills

These days, the homework I give isn’t based on some arbitrary idea of how much work a kid should do ‘at home’ to reinforce something we did in class, but rather it’s a matter of asking the students to do … Continue reading

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xkcd: Physicists

via xkcd.com This one is all about physicists and yet it seemed to reflect educators as well. Perhaps I am just caught up in the way extreme problems like education have been reduced to simple problems by both those within … Continue reading

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Dilbert Takes on Social Media Marketing Managers [PIC]

It’s always been an uphill battle to bring social media to larger companies and organizations. In the case of Dilbert’s company, that uphill battle is more like a mountain. via mashable.com My son’s school division blocks YouTube. I have been … Continue reading

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xkcd: Password Reuse

via xkcd.com Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely… unless of course you lack motivation… Posted via email from edustange’s posterous

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