Revision Needed: Educational “Experts”

Revision Needed: Educational “Experts”

Many people in Africa never had land line phones, and they never will.

Fixed versus Mobile telephone subscribers per 100 Africans

By the time large-scale telephone services were in demand the technology had already advanced enough enabling African countries to leapfrog over the old technology of copper wires to wireless technologies.

Transcontinental telephone lin... Digital ID: 97760. New York Public Library

I can regale you with stories of a party-line at my grandmother’s house, or chart of the evolution of the phone number…

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You Need A Start-of-Year Game Plan

You Need A Start-of-Year Game Plan

What is your start of year game plan? Three steps every teacher must take this year!

You NEED a Game Plan

Professional Development Playbook: what do you want to do for your career this season?
Proactively organize your own professional development this year. As a teacher, evaluate what you want to learn and investigate where to learn it. School leaders may consider building or district needs as they develop teachers.…

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Color Me Happy - Technology Thursday

Color Me Happy – Technology Thursday

This post is linking up with Teaching Trio. You can find similar posts searching under the category Linking Up.Technology Thursday Linky Party

Have great colors in your digital creations

If you have wondered about making your own images for your digital classroom creations your first task is to find a (free) user-friendly tool. I have had success with both Powerpoint and PicMonkey. I identified right away that I lacked a way…

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Share Your Story: How/Why did get into Education?

This is a link-up on your story on why/how you entered into the field of education. 

Share Your Story: How/Why did get into Education?

This is a link-up on your story on why/how you entered into the field of education. 


Why am I in Education?

Why am I in Education?

This post is part of a Link-up. For similar posts search Category Linking Up.

How/Why did you get into Education?In fourth grade my father told me I should be a lawyer. I remember a period of weeks I entertained the only other profession I have ever considered. By the time I taught 5th graders for Junior Achievement as a high school senior I was a teacher.

As the oldest sibling I remember my mother reading, reading a lot, to me.…

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Make an #infographic by the end of this post - Technology Thursday

Make an #infographic by the end of this post – Technology Thursday

This post is linking up with Teaching Trio. You can find similar posts searching under the category Linking Up.Technology Thursday Linky Party

What is an infographic and why should you want to make your own?

Think USA Today’s weather section or, if you are too young to remember a newspaper, consider how Ikea tries to impart lengthy descriptions with just images. Data is especially good content for display via an infographic.…

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What if there isn’t one right way?

What if there isn’t one right way?

Lately I have been in search of the one way to do things.There is no one way

Not necessarily related items, but the common question people are asking is how to do these things. As in, what are the exact steps to follow?

I am glad to help if I can, but today I am asking myself should I be solve problems for my peers in ways that I would rarely do for my students?

When in doubt, I draw on my most powerful experiences,…

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Why are you going back to school?

Why are you going back to school?

Why are you going back to work in your school district this year? Perhaps “because the summer is over” is not a deep enough answer?

Back to school laptop

There are many jobs in any school district, but the vast majority of employees are in the classroom with students. If the last time classroom personnel made a decision to show up was right after college we might want to check in with everyone again. Education is a…

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