Category Archives: Education

The End of Another Semester

I always feel a little sad at the end of every semester when I go to post my last announcement. In a way I feel a great deal of pride knowing that I facilitated in the learning of others. Education … Continue reading

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Perspective

I have straddled the fence for sometime. Not quite sure where my passion is the strongest. Do I work k-12 or move on to higher ed? Having worked in k-12 for the past 13 years I guess the safe bet … Continue reading

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The Importance of Social Media In Education

I started this post in late October and was interrupted in the middle by a phone call from my sister. That phone call has altered my life. The news was not good, her husband’s trip to the doctor’s office revealed he … Continue reading

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Evaluating Learning

For the last four weeks I have spent part of my day in a classroom with three other educators. This classroom has twenty-four students. It has been a struggle each and everyday. I am tempted to describe the class in this … Continue reading

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Back for a new year and new possibilities

I am excited because today is the first day back to school and I am recharged and ready to go. Students don’t start until next week so faculty and staff have a chance to get together and talk over new plans and … Continue reading

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Flip Fading Away…Oh No

Today I read on twitter that Cisco has decided to pull the plug on their Flip video camera. They will no longer produce the small, simple to use video camera. I was saddened to hear this news. I love my HD flip … Continue reading

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Lucky Today Giving Tomorrow

 Today is St. Patrick’s Day here. Many people including  students, teachers, and just about everyone around will be wearing green. We all feel so lucky and festive but, I remind myself of our friends in Japan.  I have an idea to help spread the … Continue reading

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Smartboards spurs teachers

Everyone at NSES is excited because the new smartboards are here. Two of them are up and running on each floor. Training has begun with all the teachers huddling together sharing ideas. That is a great thing! Many came in early to … Continue reading

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When Politicians Talk About Education Reform

We are at a pivotal time in history when the digital age is transforming the world as we know it. Education is no exception to change. When politicians begin the discussion it is important for everyone to enter the discussion … Continue reading

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Playing to learn

There was a time when I thought learning was information that was taught to students by a teacher. That has all changed for me when I started using social media. The more I used my PLN I realized my beliefs were out … Continue reading

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