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This Blog Has Moved

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August 27, 2012

This blog has moved. The new address is http://www.edunology.com. The RSS feed is http://edunology.com/blog/?feed=rss2 I am no longer working with Jefferson Township Schools. My current position is Assistant Principal with Chatham High School. For that reason I had to move the location of the blog to a private address. Tweet This Post
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There’s an App For That

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July 8, 2012
There’s an App For That

Zite http://www.zite.com/ Zite is a personalized magazine for the IPAD. You can select your favorite news sources or topics. Zite will build a magazine full of articles relevant to your interests. This app has a number of uses in schools. Teachers can use the app professional development. Their education topic and technology top-cs have excellent...
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District Academy Awards 2012

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June 15, 2012
District Academy Awards 2012

On Monday June 11, 2012 we hosted our second annual academy awards ceremony. This was the first time that it has been a district-wide event. Previously it was limited to only the Middle School.   I developed this event with our middle school gifted and talented teacher, Dr. Nancy Harris.  The purpose is to...
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Kindergarten Class Visits Chile

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June 11, 2012
Kindergarten Class Visits Chile

The students in Mrs. Curry’s Kindergarten class have been learning about similarities and differences between ourselves and others and how to celebrate differences. They are also learning  about communities and maps.  They decided to take what they know about their community and share it with others.   Recently they hosted a Skype video conference with  Tia...
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Grade 5 Class Winners of Digital Earth Day Contest

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May 30, 2012
Grade 5 Class Winners of Digital Earth Day Contest

The student’s in Mrs. Halsall’s grade 5 class in White Rock School were recognized as winners of the Glogster Edu Earth Day Contest. The contest required students/classes to develop digital posters that explore methods to go green in your community. The Glog they created contains text, images, video and audio.  Mrs. Halsall used a...
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A Personal Interview With A Forensic Psychologist

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May 21, 2012
A Personal Interview With A Forensic Psychologist

On May 17, Miss Zegas’s AP Psychology classes engaged in a Skype conference with Dr. Shari Berkowitz at Roosevelt University, http://sites.roosevelt.edu/sberkowitz/.  The conference was sparked by an overwhelming interest in memory and attention by the AP Psychology students. Dr. Berkowitz is a forensic psychologist who specializes in memory, the creation of false memories, and...
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Middle School Spanish Class Takes a Virtual Field Trip to Mexico

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May 9, 2012
Middle School Spanish Class Takes a Virtual Field Trip to Mexico

The student’s in Ms. Febres’s 7′th grade Spanish classes video conferenced with students from a K-12 school located in Mexico City called Nuevo Continente. Ms. Febres coordinated the video conference session with 4 of her classes.  During each video conference session the students exchanged questions. The students from Mexico spoke in English and our...
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Google Earth.. Not your typical classroom map!

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May 3, 2012
Google Earth.. Not  your typical classroom map!

Google Earth has been available as a free download for computers and mobile devices since 2005. The core feature set is a mapping of the earth using satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D Globe technology. Google earth can be downloaded and installed for free. Click here to download.  Once opened you can start...
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News Stories for Grades 1-3

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April 26, 2012
News Stories for Grades 1-3

In the past I have written about Tween and Teen Tribune. You can read more about them here. These sites provide news stories for students. Teachers may setup student accounts that allow them to leave comments that are moderated by the teacher. Tween Tribune just released Tween Tribune Junior for grades 1-3.  It includes...
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Celebrity Video Conference – It’s just good business!

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April 19, 2012
Celebrity Video Conference – It’s just good business!

Our high school business department had a special guest visit them today.  We hosted a Skype video conference with Barbara Corcoran. Barbara is an extremely successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry. During her impressive career she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed the loan into a five-billion-dollar real...
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