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Those creepy little pictures

September 24, 2014

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Those creepy little pictures

I got my school pictures a few weeks ago.  I’m never sure what to do with these.  You’ve got the massive 8×10 that your grandma used to hang on her wall – this was cute when I was 10 but probably a little weird now that I’m 37.  You’ve got the two 5x7s that may […]

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A story about a fridge

September 4, 2014

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This past Sunday I had the opportunity to share a story about a refrigerator magnet conversation I recently had with my kids.  The room was beautifully chaotic as families and friends (some as young as 2 weeks and others as young as 80+ years) enjoyed breakfast together.  Hear the story and see the pics and videos […]

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Give us another quiz!!

September 2, 2014

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I found this new assessment tool that left my students asking for more. It turned a quiz into a game with live results, a leader-board, trash talking and cheering for more.  It’s called kahoot and if you’re a teacher whose students have access to computers, tablets or smart phones, you’ve got to check it out.

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What should we do today?

July 9, 2014

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What should we do today?

At the beginning of the summer, everyone in our family shared one thing that we were hoping to do this summer.  The kids shouted out things like camping trips, bike rides, and ice cream parties.  I thought for a little while before realizing that what I really wanted was to have a few mornings when […]

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Elevator Pitches for 20 Time Projects

March 28, 2014

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We’re 5 weeks into our 20 time projects and students submitted their proposals to the class today and recorded their elevator pitches.  The requirements for the elevator pitch were simple: In less than 30 seconds, introduce us to your project in a way that convinces us that it’s worthwhile.  Students were pretty excited about this […]

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