Blog Bits, July 2011 - Tech Learning

Blog Bits, July 2011

Before you walk out of the room, convince the interviewing committee that they are making the deal of a lifetime by hiring you, because for the price of one teacher, they are getting thousands of teachers. —Bob Sprankle
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Before you walk out of the room, convince the interviewing committee that they are making the deal of a lifetime by hiring you, because for the price of one teacher, they are getting thousands of teachers. —Bob Sprankle

I’m concerned that there’s very little modeling of forgiveness when it comes to what we post and share online. Shouldn’t our students and children see us extending a little mercy and forgiveness? —Dean Shareski

Let computers do the computing! You are the ones that will encourage and engage your students, through your passion for learning. —Frank Pileiro

New Cannan High School is unique in that it provides a free-range learning environment—meaning that what is contraband is embraced at this school. —Lisa Nielsen

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When I talk about a netbook running Linux, many people lose their minds because it’s not an Apple device. —Ben Grey

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Many schools and districts are putting in place policies about gadgets and media rather than people and behavior. – Lisa Nielsen

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A whole lot of attention has been placed on the vast array of tablet devices that are on the market right now and, yes, I am going to give you my “two cents.”

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For those districts that haverobust Internet connectionsand the ability to refresh theircomputers every three years,the (PARCC) guidelines willprobably not cause you alarm.