Category Archives: Reflective Journal

Does this blog post make my digital footprint look big?

Bugs Bunny Feet by marya on flickr. CC by 2.0 Funny story about feet: For some reason, at the end of 7th grade, I wanted my feet to stay size 6 forever. I completely rejected and would not acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera . . . Learning!

I recently completed my first digital storytelling project plan for my Intensive Reading classes.  It was a joy to work on the project because I constantly thought about how my students might respond to the different activities involved and what … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling Project Update

I’ve been working on creating an example for the digital storytelling project I would like to have students in my 9th and 10th grade Intensive Reading class complete.  Here is a link to the project on our class wiki: Intensive Reading … Continue reading

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For My Students: Digital Story Telling Project Plans

This blog post is dedicated to all of the reluctant readers I’ve had over the years: Students like Dwight, who told me flat out in the beginning of the year when I introduced our Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) routine that … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling in the Reading and Language Arts Classroom

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Computer Literacy Requires Knowledge and the Right Attitude

If someone asked me whether I considered myself to be computer literate, I would say, “of course.”  After all, I feel competent using computers and other technology. I know basic hardware and software terminology. I can troubleshoot pretty well and … Continue reading

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Helping Our Students Find Their Way in the Digital Age

Part of being a good citizen in any society involves knowing and understanding the common rules and expectations governing behavior and following them. As a teacher, I assume that my 9th and 10th grade students have been in school long … Continue reading

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