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Tweeting the Civil War: Tweeting & Engaging During the 1860s

I have seen a debate between Daniel Webster and John Calhoun escalate into name calling.  I have seen people celebrate the death of John Brown and mourn the assignation of Abraham Lincoln.  I witnessed the US Civil War evolve in … Continue reading

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Standards in Education: Pink Collar Jobs, Farming in Bulgaria and NETS

I have taught students in Brownsville, Texas that the moderate climate and fertile soil of Bulgaria allows for the farming of vineyards, roses, and tobacco.  I have also taught students in Northern Virginia that nursing, secretarial work, and teaching are … Continue reading

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Things I Know and Don’t Know: Flipped Classroom Edition

I have absolutely no desire to watch a Khan Academy video.  It’s math.  I am scared of math*.  I know there is other stuff on there, but I have always associated Khan Academy with math.  And as I hear more … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye to the Five Paragraph Essay

My first five paragraph essay that I remember writing was on the word “square”.  I was in 9th grade Honors English and the assignment was to pick a word, go to the Oxford English Dictionary, and write a five paragraph … Continue reading

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Changes, Learning2.0, and Even More Questions

I flew away from the Shanghai with more questions than answers.  Ready to learn at Learning2.0 conference last week, I was invigorated by the new world we teach in. I can’t tell you how many wonderful tools I tried or … Continue reading

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What I know and what I don’t know: Technology in the classroom edition

I had to wait until I was 10 to get my Apple II GS, which I’m pretty sure had less power than my iPhone.  I sent my first e-mail when I was 15, using AoL address.   Today, if you walked … Continue reading

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