Links to tools discussed at the NCTE 2010 Tech To Go kiosk Allows for collaborative writing and the ability to "play back" writing. I suggest downloading a copy of your work because inactive pads are deleted. Great for collaborative writing that you want to be more permanent than Typewith.me pads. Site for managing classes and … Continue reading Digital Tools for Formative Assessment
Tomorrow morning I'm taking off for the Klingenstein Summer Institute in Lawrenceville, NJ (after a stopover in Annapolis, MD). It feels a little like the first year of college- I'm packing shower shoes and a foam mattress pad. When my parents were about to leave me at college, I started sobbing. My mom tried to … Continue reading Headed Out
On the ride over to Raleigh on Tuesday, several students and I got into a discussion on the subject of students and teachers. (We have pretty frequent conversations about pedagogy in my classes, and it's one of my favorite subjects to talk to kids about.) One of my students suggested that she thought students should … Continue reading Students As Teachers
I hate busting students for technology violations, probably because I know how easy it is for me to get distracted by tech. But rules are rules and for the most part enforcing them is a part of helping students monitor their own behavior and develop good habits. So when I looked over today towards the … Continue reading I Need a Picture!
For one of his classes, Dean Shareski is asking students to interview teachers who are also intentional about being learners. I just finished responding to one student's questions and thought I'd post my answers here. Thanks to Chantelle for the great questions! How do you go about getting your students on the right track with … Continue reading Interview with a Learner