Posts Tagged “laptop”

Documenting the 1:1 Journey

By | March 24, 2009


You know the saying…. “Someday I’ll get around to documenting and collecting all the ideas and resources we’ve created at our school.”  Well, for Colleen (PCHS Technology Coordinator) and I, this was the week that we finally got around to it. For the past several days, we’ve spent most of our waking hours organizing, collecting, […]

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Always On: A new adventure

By | March 7, 2009


I’m a believer in positive thinking and a great example of this philosophy comes straight from the Improv community in the form of Yes, and… thinking. I wrote about it a bit here in a page about collaboration, but basic premise is that by taking an idea and building on it, you’ll find lots of […]

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By | November 13, 2008

42. If it were the number of students in your class, it might seem like an impossibly large number.  If it were the amount of minutes you spent per subject each day, it might seem a bit rushed.  But what if you knew that 42 is the average number of people who respond and react […]

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Textbooks are Hard

By | November 6, 2008


Technology is Hard. That’s the mantra that keeps many teachers from reaching out and really exploring technology tools in their classroom.  It’s hard to manage 30 students when they all have a laptop in hand. It’s hard to integrate it meaningfully because the activities need to have structure and guidance to be successful. It’s hard […]

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Laptop Thoughts

By | August 18, 2008


The following is an email I sent to our faculty as we begin our 1:1 journey this year. Enjoy. August 18, 2008     To: CHS Faculty From: Michelle For those of you who are teachers of freshmen, the day is fast approaching when a class full of students will walk into your classroom with […]

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Managing the Modern Classroom

By | July 14, 2008

When we began preparing for our laptop program rollout, teachers were excited but a bit nervous.  One thing we’ve tried to do is give them a chance to communicate with us and with one another about the challenges they see in the year ahead.  We began a Google Doc for them to use to share […]

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