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What Google hasn’t done…YET

***Update – if you haven't seen it yet, The New York Times reports on a similar issue in Saul Hansell's article, Google keeps tweaking its search engine. While the world is being introduced, awed and annoyed by Google's latest map service, Street View, I have my own Google-less issue. And please, if any librarians can assist with this [...]

What Google hasn’t done…YET

***Update – if you haven't seen it yet, The New York Times reports on a similar issue in Saul Hansell's article, Google keeps tweaking its search engine. While the world is being introduced, awed and annoyed by Google's latest map service, Street View, I have my own Google-less issue. And please, if any librarians can assist with this [...]

Re: Laptops? Meet Dr. Brenda A. Winkler, Superintendent of the Kutztown school district

A.B. Please share with readers how the Kutztown school district has implemented laptops into their school programs/curriculum.The district issued district-owned laptops to teachers in August 2004 and to students in October. Teacher training began in summer 2004 and is on-going. There is always a new application, another resource (most recently the "Walk and Talk Boards"), [...]

Re: Laptops? Meet Dr. Brenda A. Winkler, Superintendent of the Kutztown school district

A.B. Please share with readers how the Kutztown school district has implemented laptops into their school programs/curriculum.The district issued district-owned laptops to teachers in August 2004 and to students in October. Teacher training began in summer 2004 and is on-going. There is always a new application, another resource (most recently the "Walk and Talk Boards"), [...]

Young writers at Teen Ink

Educators are often asked by students, "Where can I publish my writings?" My own advice, in two words-TEEN INK. The writers at Teen Ink cover the gamut – from news, to opinion pieces, to poetry…it’s all there and packed with useful information from a wide variety of very talented writers from across the country. They even have interviews with some pretty [...]

Young writers at Teen Ink

Educators are often asked by students, "Where can I publish my writings?" My own advice, in two words-TEEN INK. The writers at Teen Ink cover the gamut – from news, to opinion pieces, to poetry…it’s all there and packed with useful information from a wide variety of very talented writers from across the country. They even have interviews with some pretty [...]

As the year ends, take time to laugh

I'll preface this post by saying this post has NO educational value and "in all honesty, as a kid, I absolutely hated to be tickled!" But the following, [see below] "20 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity" does just that and came into my email box some time back. I've used it to make me laugh [...]

As the year ends, take time to laugh

I'll preface this post by saying this post has NO educational value and "in all honesty, as a kid, I absolutely hated to be tickled!" But the following, [see below] "20 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity" does just that and came into my email box some time back. I've used it to make me laugh [...]

Calling all teachers! What worked for you this year?

Maybe it's "May Madness?" I'm not sure. But this is the season when I reflect on what worked (technologywise) with teachers and students and what didn't. So I'll begin upbeat and share some highlights from my broadcast journalism class and technology teacher training sessions. Broadcast journalism is a new course and a high school elective I implemented at my school [...]

Calling all teachers! What worked for you this year?

Maybe it's "May Madness?" I'm not sure. But this is the season when I reflect on what worked (technologywise) with teachers and students and what didn't. So I'll begin upbeat and share some highlights from my broadcast journalism class and technology teacher training sessions. Broadcast journalism is a new course and a high school elective I implemented at my school [...]