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Searching Google

Posted by Paige on September 6, 2011 in Technology, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized |

I recently read an article (I’m sorry I don’t have the link handy) whereby a study was done that showed graduating high school students have no idea how to effectively search information. Part of the problem is that many teachers don’t know how to search. Here’s a great post that not only gives some tips for searching with Google but also a bunch of other Google uses. I use Google extensively and am always shocked when people pay for services that Google freely offrers for free… Continue reading

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10 Skills Students Need

Posted by Paige on September 5, 2011 in Teaching |

This is an interesting blog post which is actually a rework of another online article. I have to say I can’t think of anything to add to the list. What about you? Do you think anything is missing?… Continue reading

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Do You Feel Pressure?

Posted by Paige on August 31, 2011 in Tips & Tricks |

Seth Godin is one of my all time favorite blogger/writer. His post are supposedly geared toward business, but I’ve found most of them to be relevant to what I do in and out of the classroom (I’ve used a few as excellent journal topics for my students). As I sit here madly prepping for the new school year, and all the chaos that surrounds such a task, I found this post tucked away in my Evernote notebook and felt it was especially appropriate.

Here are… Continue reading

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Is Your Classroom Behind The Times?

Posted by Paige on August 31, 2011 in Technology |

17 Signs Your Classroom is Behind the Times is a cute post with some helpful ideas to bring your classroom into the 21st Century. Be sure and read the comments as there are good tips there as well!… Continue reading

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YouTube Okay For Gov’t, But Not Kids

Posted by Paige on September 23, 2009 in Rants, Technology |

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I have to applaud the federal government being for being so with the times by starting their new site Apps.gov. However, am I the only one who sees the irony with the fact that YouTube is prominently posted under their Social Media Apps section, yet pretty much no school site in America can access YouTube? So YouTube is too evil for our schools, but not to evil for our… Continue reading

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