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Starting the New Year

So today was the first day of our faculty forum, and oh my, what a day! George Couros, a K-12 principal from Alberta, Canada and our keynote speaker, challenged us in many ways regarding educators as learners, technology, change, and what’s best for our students. But what was great was that it wasn’t a one-way… Continue reading Starting the New Year

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Lausanne Laptop Institute – Last One!

Okay, the Laptop Institute ended last month, but I’m still writing posts about it. This is actually the last one.  I’m finding this to be a reflective activity for me so I don’t forget what I’ve learned, and so I’m sort of forced to follow through with what I said I was going to do. … Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Last One!

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Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 3

Okay, so in my second Lausanne Laptop Institute post I said that I went to the conference with expectations.  Specifically, I wanted to find out how I will use the new technology we’ve been so blessed with (I consider it a blessing, others may not) to enhance my teaching practice, to increase my students’ engagement… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 3

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Borders Bookstores Closing

It looks like they couldn’t make it work.  There were no buyers.  So one of the most beloved retailers cherished by book lovers is closing completely – Borders Bookstores.  Some would argue that the mega-bookstore put a lot of smaller bookstores out of business, and that what goes around comes around. But with its liquidation,… Continue reading Borders Bookstores Closing

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Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 2 – The Keynote – Jeff Utecht

I went to the Lausanne Laptop Institute with expectations. Add our badge to your site! Those expectations were met. The keynote address on Monday morning was given by Jeff Utecht, a dynamic presenter and teacher who immediately piqued my interest when he said, “We live in an always-on world…It’s not just the kids…Societal pressures expect… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 2 – The Keynote – Jeff Utecht

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Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 1

I attended the Lausanne Laptop Institute in Memphis on Sunday, July 10 through Tuesday, July 12.  All I have to say about it is if you’ve never been, make sure you advocate to go next year! My school (The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA) is going to 1:1 integration next school year (2012-13).  We just… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 1