Technology

Practicing Publishing on the Internet–Without Actually Publishing

The Problem In my previous post, which you can read here, I talked a little bit about the dilemmas of high school student online publishing. According to the Common Core (and, let’s face it, common sense), students need to have some practice in creating and publishing documents online. They need to be able to use more …

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What’s the Point of a Classroom Website?

Introduction Do you need a classroom website? The answer to that question depends on two factors. First, do you serve a population affluent enough that most of your students and their parents have internet access at home? If you don’t, there isn’t much point in creating a classroom website. If you do, keep reading. Second, …

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Back to School: The “Introducing Yourself” Project as a Way to Hit Several Different Standards at Once

Introduction When I was teaching, I always tried to start the year off with some kind of icebreaking project, and throughout the year I found that the more standards I could address through the same lesson, the better. The “Introducing Yourself” project enabled me to do both at once, so I am offering it here …

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