Category Archives: public education

Dealing with our privilege

I found this on Twitter. Here is the original link . This is very accessible. I think it is significant because it acknowledges that we usually cannot opt out of positions of privilege. We need to take a critical stance … Continue reading

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Insuring equity in a BYOD classroom

I noticed that the single Nexus 7 I have in my classroom for social networking has started to be much in demand. I bought it using Scholastic points (way over priced). It is dedicated to out classroom Google account and … Continue reading

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BYOD in my 4th grade classroom

Another Android device showed up into classroom this morning. It looks like an inexpensive tablet. The boy has a new iPod that also comes to school. I think he wanted something bigger. I like the eclectic devices we are using. … Continue reading

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Reading is a personal experience

It is fascinating to see how each person in my class approaches reading in their own way. Can you spot the differences? Can you find the fourth reader in this picture?

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My Norman Rockwell Moments

I like to capture these moments. So many of them are here in one of the classroom’s reading corners. It was a happy thought to include them in the room. The boy is playing a game. The devices come out … Continue reading

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Holding on to what works

I certainly let my blog slip this year. Like many teachers, I have been directing my energies elsewhere. This WordPress blog, and my venerable wikistange classroom page have declined in importance. I am noting a number of successful activities languishing … Continue reading

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Missed Connections

How disappointing, five of my fourth graders stayed after school hoping to Skype with their Australian and American global pen pals. After waiting patiently past the scheduled time, I sent my students home. Thirty minutes later I made a poor … Continue reading

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Sharing Reading

Fridays my students try and share a bit about what they have been reading during the week. I need to organize this better. For example, they probably need to come to their impromptu groups prepared with some passage in their … Continue reading

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Our Ghosts

My mother-in-law approaches ninety. I’ve seen her in the context of the last thirty-five years. Throughout those years she has been a widow stubbornly maintaining her presence on the family farm, and later, a grandmother living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. … Continue reading

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Are we wired for mobile learning?

Via: Voxy Blog

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