We are busy–up-to-our-eyeballs busy–getting ready to host a K-8 Relay Recess for the American Cancer Society. Junior high students come early to school, work during recess, and then some more at home–creating genius ideas, editing handouts, making gifts for survivors who will join us. I can’t even begin to tell you how proud I am… Read more I Am So Proud of My Students!
Today was the first day of ITEC11. It’s been a challenging and thought-provoking day. ITEC is populated by technology leaders and newbies, alike. The name Iowa Technology and Education Connection is a good name. We are not only making connections with other educators, but we are discussing how education is connected to technology. Just some… Read more Iowa Technology Education Connection
I have been a crazy blogging maniac the last week. A friend made a suggestion, and I took it seriously. In fact, I wrote 8 posts about NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program, sometimes known as the YWP. I guess I am getting warmed up for NaNoWriMo because I have written exactly 5,168 words since October 7.… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP Blog Series Index
I hate grading! I wish that I could just learn in partnership with my students. I wish that we could connect and contribute in the global world of authentic learning, and that I would never again have to put a grade in the grade book. That’s my hope for an ideal world, and maybe a… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Student Accountability and Benchmarks
As NaNoWriMo founder and author Chris Baty says, “We can all do amazing, impossible things when given a deadline, a supportive community, and unlimited access to chocolate and caffeine.” Here are a few ways students and I keep motivated during November to do the amazing, impossible task of writing a novel. Deadline. So many deadlines… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Keeping Motivated