Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So much going on these days. Plenty of thoughts on my mind:

-As I continue to look at learning in the 21st century, how will that continue to look & evolve in my classroom? school? curriculum? delivery?
-The role mobile devices will have in learning, specifically where I teach: Reading and Language Arts. E-readers, iPads, smartphones are all capable of so much. Opening windows for utilizing these technologies in a responsible manner will be crucial in my teaching over the next few years. Even the effective use of sites like polleverywhere.com will give kids a chance to have their voices hear by using their smartphones. My guess is that will engage many students.
-Spring Break probably needs to get here fast...the kiddos are barely hanging on right now!
-Weather: dreary...although I'm thankful there's not a foot of snow falling right now.
-Winter sports around these parts - Minneapolis - this year. In a word: brutal.
-My wife is a fantastic 1st grade teacher who maintains a blog of our family. This month she has been stepping up to the challenge of writing every day. To borrow a line from Ferris Beuller, if you have the means, I highly recommend it. She's a wonderful wife, great mom, and a talented teacher & writer.

That's all for today...

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