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Have 150 Years Changed Anything?

Tomorrow is April 12th, 2011. Not a big deal, unless of course you know your history and you realize that 150 years ago tomorrow was the start of the American Civil War. Considering I am obsessed with the Civil War … Continue reading

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Gaming in the Class Room

As far as gamers are concerned, the Wii is a lame platform. Nintendo knew that it could tap into the “casual gamer” market and so it sold out – plain and simple. As a result, however, it is the best … Continue reading

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Instructional Challenge #2 – What if?

Life is full of What If’s. I teach history and if anyone knows about what if’s, it is a history teacher. What if Pickett’s Charge on the 3rd day of Gettysburg had succeeded? What if the Christians had not defeated … Continue reading

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Social Media in the Classroom

One of the big challenges I face as an instructor, is to foster student involvement and discussion on the topic we are discussing in class. Some students are shy and do not want to speak up, others are perfectly content … Continue reading

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PBS Digital Media

This past week I watched the 1 hour special on PBS entitled Digital Media: New Learners in the 21st Century. There was a lot of interesting ideas and themes contained within the hour long show, but at the same time, … Continue reading

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What’s my sentence?

Here is my video answering the question “what is my sentence?” It is almost 4 hours late because I am an idiot that doesn’t know how to read directions, but none the less, here it is hopefully for some partial … Continue reading

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Techstanding #1

It is no secret that modern teachers are fighting an uphill battle for the attention of our students. The main competitor is technology such as Iphones and PSPs. How do we as educators compete with devices that can take you … Continue reading

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