Month: August 2013

Technology in Week 1: The Sour Taste of Failure

Technology in Week 1: The Sour Taste of Failure

Every year that I have taught, the first week of school is always a race. Students are getting into the groove. Teachers are exhausted. And to make matters even worse, technology never ceases to fail.  This year, apparently we implemented a new security “feature” and they are still ironing out the bugs. This summer, my …

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Choosing the No Laptop Option

Choosing the No Laptop Option

Today I encountered a student in our one-to-one school who has decided not to get a school-supplied laptop. This created a minor speedbump in my creative writing class because we were just figuring out how to use Google docs to share our writing portfolios. I found out that it wasn’t an issue with technology; she …

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