Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spring Break – getting ready for #ReadyPlayerOne by @erniecline

If you don’t want to read: Short story – I’ve played a lot of the video games mentioned in Ready Player One – and I found links to those games: https://technolandy.wordpress.com/arcade-classics/   As I get ready to do a video parody … Continue reading

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Day 122 (of 186) is extreme lateness a good thing? I’m saying it is…

Day 122 (of 186) is extreme lateness a good thing? I’m saying it is… I’ve always ranged from supporting “being on time for class” to being flexible when Learning communities had a track record of “gradual starts”. I’ve adapted by … Continue reading

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Day 121 (of 186) on the saddest Pi Day

Day 121 (of 186) on the saddest Pi Day Ironic that Pi Day (march 14 3.14 with dismissal just before 2 so kids can be aware of the time connection: 3.14159 – 1:59) is the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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Day 120 (of 186) still debating cell phones in schools? Thanks @shareski & @pasi_sahlberg

Day 120 (of 186) still debating cell phones in schools? Thanks @shareski & @pasi_sahlberg Sigh. Dean posed “the question” again Too often I see mixed messages: teachers telling students to hand phones in at the front rather than turning them … Continue reading

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Day 119 (of 186) keep remembering: it’s the first day after the time change aka maybe Newfoundland has things right First days after weekends of time changes are always a little wonky. I expect to see (and get to see) … Continue reading

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Day 118 (of 186) on a district raising the topic of white privilege #sd74 @downsteresa

Day 118 (of 186) on a district raising the topic of white privilege #sd74 @downsteresa Not an easy topic to bring up. Many immediate (and valid) “exceptions to the rule” around what has been termed “white privilege”. This is not … Continue reading

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Day 117 (of 186) Guided Reading – Using Comics to start conversations and inspire reading…..hopefully!

Guided Reading – Using Comics to start conversations and inspire reading…..hopefully   I’ve previously blogged about using comics to spark reading….  https://technolandy.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/day-85-of-186-comics-to-classics-reinspired-by-a-chat-with-theweirdteacher-and-excaliburpdx/   I have a few learners who don’t yet know the joy of reading. I’m trying – I’m … Continue reading

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Day 116 (of 186) still that time of year for “a reminder”

Day 116 (of 186) still that time of year for “a reminder” I thought I might not need to write this post – for the past couple of years it has been bang on day 113…..”that time of year” https://technolandy.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/day-113-of-185-that-time-between-new-years-and-spring-break/Continue reading

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Day 115 (of 186) I tried….fail = first attempts in learning

Day 115 (of 186) I tried….fail = first attempts in learning I’ve been challenged to try doing some of my blogs as videos. So I tried to record myself sharing a thinking. I did not like the results. I tried … Continue reading

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Day 114 (of 186) the give and take of ‘team’

Day 114 (of 186) the give and take of ‘team’     It’s not always fun being part of a team. Working together takes trust and a willingness to  sometimes “take one for the team”. But working without a team … Continue reading

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