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I'm a technology teacher who likes to connect my students with people and places around the world.

The Head of the Charles

As I was watching the Head of the Charles this afternoon in Cambridge, MA, I was reminded that this would be a great example of teamwork to share with the students. I took a few minutes of video to share with them and then ask them to tell why working as a team is helpful in this race.

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Google Shared Calendar

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 9:10am 0 Comments

Our school would like to have all of the homework assignments posted on a google shared calendar so that teachers will know what assignments others are giving. Does anyone have success or experience with this?

Skipper Rich Wilson Presents at the MIT Museum March 12, 2010

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Boston area teachers might be interested in MIT's Second Friday's program. On March 12, 2010, Skipper Rich Wilson, a Marblehead native, will be give a presentation on his Vendee Globe voyage completed in March 2009. Program information is at: http://web.mit.edu/MUSEUM/programs/secondfridays.html#March

Approaching the Finish Line

Posted on March 8, 2009 at 6:28am 0 Comments

Skipper Rich Wilson has just 453.7 nautical miles to go to get to Les Sables d'Olonne! http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en When he arrives, he will be the second American to have completed this epic race. Follow him to the finish with the race tracker on the Vendee Globe site!

Day 101 of the Vendee Globe Race

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Today is Day 101 in the Vendee Globe race. Rich is in ninth place and 5 of the 11 skippers who remain in the race are still at sea. My students and I have been sending Rich email via his http://www.sitesalive.com website link and following him on Google Earth. The Thinkfinity website is also hosting his content at http://ehrweb01.aaas.org/sail/ I'm hoping that… Continue

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At 9:45am on December 2, 2011, Grace Gorman said…

Try Voki for a book review.  The have to be rally concise because it will only record for 60 or 90 seconds.  We did book reports with it and it was amazing how they had to revise it to fit in the time frame.

At 9:43am on December 2, 2011, Grace Gorman said…

Lorraine,  I am leaving Peru in December but I will give your information to the kindergarten teachers and ask them to get in touch.  We close school in December and reopen in March so it would not be till April probably if they want to do it.  How can they get in touch with you?

At 9:02pm on August 17, 2009, Doug Valentine said…
Thanks for the nice comment. I use a combination of programs to make my book reviews. Probably the key program is Crazy Talk. It is a nice animation software. I also use photoshop for some of the work and I edit in Vegas Video. Crazy Talk can give you some of the animation but you really need a good editing suite to add other movement and such. Hope this helps!
At 6:21pm on April 29, 2009, Mala Bawer said…
Lorraine, I'd love to hear what you think about our free Educator Toolbar now that you've had it on your desk top for a few months. You can email me directly at mala@cybersmart.org or comment here.
At 9:51am on March 15, 2009, Simao Pedro Marinho said…
Amazing the Scratch project.
At 2:39pm on March 9, 2009, Anne Mirtschin said…
Hello Lorraine and thank your of shaing this. I cannot believe it has been that many months ago that he started out.The start of the race was quite memorable for me with our live blogging. I enjoy his updates on twitter and saw that he had lost some online contact. Fortunately it was in the last few days of his journey. What an amazing feat! Our students will certainly join in. Delete Comment
At 6:14pm on February 4, 2009, Jack said…
Okee dokee! Feel free to pass along the website link to any colleagues in upper levels. Thank ya!
At 8:56pm on January 30, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Lorraine. I was wondering if your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 7:05pm on January 16, 2009, Mala Bawer said…
Lorraine - i'd love to get your feedback. I should have noted that this toolbar is really organized for teachers in the USA only. But our free student curriculum (same url www.cybersmart.org) is used worldwide.
At 3:48pm on December 21, 2008, James Edward Charles Webber said…


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