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I am the Principal and Instructional leader of Monticello Middle School. Our school is in year 2 of the One to One Laptop initiative. I am very interested in learning more in making technology seamless during instruction.


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Posted on April 27, 2009 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

BLOG 7 Chapter 12 In-service Education

TPCK in In-serviced education

Assisting experienced teachers with technology is an issue that must be addressed.

The chapter states that Teaching is like jazz, a well practiced fusion of careful creative planning and spontaneous improvisation that is definitely needed.

There is no single technological solution that applies to every course, or every view of teaching for every teacher. The author points out that… Continue

Blog 6

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

Blog Entry 6

To facilitate the research and design of your web 2.0 class web site, please interview your colleagues, students, their parents and, if possible, your principal about what to include in a course web site. If your school or district has a technology integration specialist, arrange to interview him or her.

Your summaries and discussions of these interviews are to inform the discussion topic of a next blog entry.


Parents want access as to what… Continue

blog #5

Posted on March 9, 2009 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

Blog 5

As a teacher, what range of Web 2.0 applications do you need to integrate into your web presence? What are your goals? What are your students’ needs? How best to facilitate communications with your students and their parents? What about your principal’s expectations and/or concerns?

The answers to these and other questions are to inform the discussion topic of a next blog entry.

Just recently, I just conducted our state of the schools address. One of the… Continue

web log 4

Posted on February 22, 2009 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

Web log 4

Remix means to take cultural artifacts and combine and manipulate them

Into new kinds of creative blends. Until recently, it mainly referred to us-

ing audio-editing techniques to produce "an alternative mix of a recorded

song that differed from the original.

Lessig (2005) argues that digital remix constitutes a contemporary form

of writing on the scale of a mass cultural practice and raises issues demanding

serious reform of current copyright… Continue


Posted on February 9, 2009 at 3:51pm 0 Comments

The question deals with how can one control one's perception with a picture?There is always that processing of ongoing assessment. We talked about constraint.

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At 5:04pm on February 1, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Sheldon. I was wondering if you have educator contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at Please let me know. Thanks!
At 3:19pm on January 12, 2009, Karen Heinsbergen said…
I'm fine and excited about this class.


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