Hello Dean and welcome to our Voicethread Group for Educators. I hope you find some good resources in here for your students. If I can help in any way, please let me know. I'm also now following you on Twitter, good luck blogging and very jealous of your 1:1 setting.
Hi Dean. My name is Leon Avrech, San Jose, Ca. Retired after 37 yrs. in middle school.
I have had a book published "Think You Can Teach? A Survival Guide For New Middle School Teachers" Please mention this to your new teachers this Fall and to your principal for new teachers. Big help to for them to be successful. Thank you. amazon.com barnesandnoble.com Small price $10 for all that experience. Good luck to you this year.