Tag Archives: Best Practices

Searching in Google Docs — Part Two!

Since I posted information about how to sort items in Google Docs, I have heard requests from several of you to keep these tips coming your way. Indeed, there is much more to say on the topic. Check out the … Continue reading

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Searching in Google Docs (aka: where’d my file go?)

I experienced some weirdness yesterday with newly-created Google docs not showing up in my docs list when I looked for them moments after creation. I heard from others that this was not just happening to me. Google indicated that the … Continue reading

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I work with AMAZING People!

We need to celebrate each other more often. I am bursting with pride right now, pride in the work that my colleagues do. Times are tough, money is tight, PSSAs loom on the dreary March horizon, but let’s all pause … Continue reading

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Santa Visits Recipe for Time

Santa Claus dropped by with some excellent Web resources for all of us. Check it out! FOR ADMINISTRATORS: 5 Internet Technologies That School Administrators Need to Know About — Teachers will certainly follow when administrators “go first” and model effective … Continue reading

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Day Six Deals

Happy Thanksgiving! Among the many things we have to be thankful for, let’s also be thankful that as educators, we’re in the business of life-long learning. We don’t appreciate it when our students say silly things like, “I just don’t … Continue reading

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Best Practices Academy — October — The Technical Take

On October 14, Denise Fuhrman once again presented a session of The Best Practices Academy, focusing this time on assessment. York Suburban teachers can access her resources by going to her module on the Docs server (login is required). The … Continue reading

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Best Practices Academy — the Technical Take

Congratulations to Denise Fuhrman for completing the first YS Best Practices Academy! Denise presented strategies to increase student meta-cognition, particularly as they engage with text. In this particular blog post, I would like to offer the “technical take” — the … Continue reading

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Summer Training Brings Hot Ideas

I have had the distinct pleasure of working with a great group of teachers this week in the Intermediate Moodle Workshop at YS. We spent the first day learning about effective management techniques in Moodle — quick ways to post … Continue reading

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Day Six Deals — April 15, 2010

Many Apples for the Teachers!  FOR EVERYONE Alan November’s Explanation of Student Contribution: Read this very short article about why it is important for kids to own the task, and six ways that you can make it happen in your … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Argument?

I have recently had several conversations with various educators about the assertion that technology fosters irresponsibility and laziness in our students. Their line of reasoning goes like this: When teachers post notes and class materials in Moodle, they make it … Continue reading

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