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Entries Tagged as 'Digital Spaces'

I LOVE Dropbox

February 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on I LOVE Dropbox · Digital Spaces, web 2.0 tools

I love, love, love Dropbox, which makes it so easy to store and manage documents in the cloud. No longer do I have to rely on a usb drive, which I may or may not have. Instead, I can work from either of my computers at home or from any computer at work on the […]

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Why students should be blogging: two lists of ten reasons

October 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Why students should be blogging: two lists of ten reasons · Digital Spaces, Online Teacher Resources

YES! Students should be blogging. These two teachers give their reasons from their own blogs (and YES, teachers should be blogging). Why Students Should Blog – My Top 10 by Pernille Ripp 10 Reasons Your Students Should Be Blogging by Matt Ray And, if you’re interested, here are some posts of mine on this subject: […]

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Value of teacher websites: extending learning beyond the school year

August 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Value of teacher websites: extending learning beyond the school year · Digital Spaces, Online Teacher Resources

I’ve often spoken about the value and importance of teacher Websites, and this week my message was reinforced in an unexpected way. One rainy day last week, six-year-old granddaughter Ella brought her mom’s netbook computer to our house, so she’d have a diversion. She informed me that she knew how to get to Google and […]

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Digital storytelling for kids

June 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Digital storytelling for kids · Creativity and the Web, Digital Spaces

Six year old granddaughter Ella created this story using Little Bird Tales. We scanned her artwork and she recorded her voice.

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Education Week article focuses on digital English classes

June 16th, 2011 · Comments Off on Education Week article focuses on digital English classes · CyberEnglish, Digital Spaces, Improving Education, Technology and Education

Katie Ash’s article, Language Arts Educators Balance Text-Only Tactics With Multi-Media Skills, includes my views about CyberEnglish. I’m in some outstanding company here. Worth reading for English teachers!

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