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Yesterday I was home sick. It happens to all of us sooner or later, and usually at the worst possible time. Staying home yesterday for a doctor's appointment in the morning (Where they so do not get that you…

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Added by Kelley Irish on April 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Open Letter to Secretary of Education Mr. Duncan

First I have to confess I did vote for Obama, so my dissappointment in the statements of the New Education Secretary is leaving a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.



"Secretary Duncan also noted that the budget overview includes a $500 million grant program for a new federal-state-local partnership to improve retention and graduation rates, particularly for low-income college students. Funds would support research into what works to help increase college completion." Wow, didn't that… Continue

Added by Kelley Irish on April 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Fair Use and Copyright- My Thoughts

If there is a area in education that is more murky I am unaware of any. There is so much conflicting information on what educators may and may not use for classroom instruction ,that most of us end up hopelessly lost reading the small print. So after reading everything I could find on the subject I am going to take a stab at figuring it out. Since I am not a lawyer ,just a humble educator , I always hope that the effort I put into citing sources counts. So here is my best… Continue

Added by Kelley Irish on September 28, 2008 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Avatar-based Search

I just spotted 3B Village and got excited about the possibilities. With so many schools locking down technology-maybe we could use this to do selective searches and allow the students the same interactivity they are looking for.



First what is 3B Village?



3B Village is an amazing web browser it also has some chat features possible for collaboration. It is basically a free 3D browser. It allows you to create your own 3D rooms which have walls lined with webpages that… Continue

Added by Kelley Irish on April 27, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Let's Marry Project Based Learning and Technology

I have copied my blog from another site and posted here as well

Model Car Races?Posted by Kelley Irish on April 25, 2008 at 10:34pm on Macul Space





As a self described long term geek ,many of my fellow teachers were surprised to see kids from my class racing their model cars down the halway. What do racing cars have to do with technology any way? The answer requires a true shift in thinking-and seeing my classroom as not simply a computer lab but instead as a technology… Continue

Added by Kelley Irish on April 26, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Internet All gone

Okay I will admit it. I have become internet dpendant. Comcast is playing games with our schools connection and I cannot get more than one or tw students on the net. Frustrating, maddening, and so counterproductive to everything I have been working so hard to built in my school this year. 4 weeks with limited access- it feels like months. I wnat--need my internt back!

Added by Kelley Irish on November 27, 2007 at 3:38pm — No Comments

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