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Class 0 – First Day To Do List

Classroom Technology Overview Read This [LINK] Subscribe to Schoology AP Chemistry (C) = PV8QH-SNN6P Chemistry Honors (B)  = 5JXMX-HGX3J Chemistry Honors (D)  = WMVB2-MQNST Chemistry Honors (G)  = 75KN6-7HXDT Independent Research (F) = XR472-RPJ7M Subscribe … Continue reading


Stop Animation Trial

My first attempt @ Stop Animation using “Stop Motion HD” for the iPad. Chocolate candy is a theme in my school office This took about 8 minutes to download the … Continue reading


Class Text Notifications

I am going to use a new free Internet service, one that allows teachers to remind students of important assignments via text. As the teacher I won’t know anyone’s phone … Continue reading

2012-09-07 · 1 Comment

Text Notifications

I am interested in trying out a new free Internet service, one that allows teachers to remind students of important assignments via text. As the teacher I won’t know anyone’s … Continue reading


Lab Journals – The Next (Digital) Frontier

The short version of the post ends with this: all of my students for the coming school year will use an online blog for their lab notebook postings. What? Have … Continue reading


The Two Things in Technology

I am getting cranky in my old age, and that must be clear to the many people I encounter in my life. Maybe I have been at this teaching “thing” … Continue reading


AP Chemistry – Readying for the Exam

We are coming down to the finish line and hopefully you are feeling strong! There are quite a few loose ends to tie together but that’s the way it goes … Continue reading


Course Skills

The following skills are necessary to be able to complete the course linking within your blog In the “edit” mode for your page, select the word you wish to serve … Continue reading

2011-04-14 · 2 Comments

Welcome to the Conversation

Welcome to a conversation that has been part of my life for over 30 years. The first computer over which I had the sole use was an IBM PC Jr, … Continue reading


The Future of Now

The rate of change in the possibility of technology is almost unimaginable. Here are some videos for you to consider. Please watch the videos and write a reflection about your … Continue reading

2011-04-14 · 1 Comment

Spell Checking

I have a spelling checker It came with my PC. It plane lee marks four my revue, Miss steaks aye can knot sea. Eye ran this poem threw it, Your … Continue reading


Social Networking and Privacy

Consider the use of social networking sites (such as Facebook) for use in educational settings. What are your thoughts on its potential effectiveness? What are the possible strengths and drawbacks … Continue reading

2011-04-14 · 1 Comment

NETS – Teachers – ISTE

The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•T) and Performance Indicators for Teachers Effective teachers model and apply the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S) as they design, implement, and … Continue reading

2011-04-14 · 6 Comments

NETS – Students – ISTE

Digital-Age Learning As foundational technology skills penetrate throughout our society, students will be expected to apply the basics in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend … Continue reading

2011-04-14 · 1 Comment

Mapping the Universe

Reflection How do you see the Internet? How does your online world look?


Essential Conditions

Necessary Conditions to Effectively Leverage Technology for Learning Shared Vision – Proactive leadership in developing a shared vision for educational technology among all education stakeholders including teachers and support staff, school and district … Continue reading

2011-04-14 · 1 Comment

Digital Divide

As teachers, we must be aware of the topics that surround our implementation of technology in the classroom. None of these is more important than the topic of the “Digital … Continue reading


Conceding the Conversation

I have noticed something about my approach to educational technology that isn’t as common as I had thought. My thinking is always centered around this single point: who owns the conversation? First … Continue reading