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April, Already?

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The teachers and I here are just coming off our first “real” break since Christmas. It was a delightful time for me, a whole week off (almost…still had grad school work to do), and time to visit parents, brothers, sisters, and my nephew. I missed meeting my new nephew by only a couple days! My husband and I look forward… Read more »

Final Project for “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen

There are some days where being an innovator is really cool. There are other days where you attempt to try something new, and it fails miserably. This is one of those “fails miserably” stories. In the second quarter, my 6th grade students devoured¬†Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. I knew this book was going to grab my readers, as it has done… Read more »

Claco – A Lesson-Sharing, Binder-Collecting, Collaboration Tool

I first stumbled across the concept of Claco on my PLN of choice, Twitter. I began a conversation with someone who was asking about Chromebooks and EdTech. What a fortuitous discovery! Claco, or Class Connect (as it was previously called), is a mashup of a few different types of sites that have recently come into popularity. Have you used Pinterest?… Read more »