Friday, December 28, 2012


I don't remember where I got this link, but I occasionally look at it for some new "techy" ideas. He has some great ideas that I would like to try. One is a choose your own adventure using youtube videos. Sounds really complicated, but it's worth a try!


Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas break!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sometimes, it's just that simple.

My last post "A day without laptops" had me in a quandary pretty much all afternoon.  Then, the words of Steven Anderson, our WSFCS Director of Instructional Technology came to mind:  "It's not about the devices, it's about instruction." So the simple answer to why my students didn't ask about the laptops? Because my lesson didn't "call" for it - it wasn't missed.  Sometimes it is just that simple.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A day without laptops..

So, I wanted to try something different in my classes today...  I decided to NOT use our devices.  They remained in their cart all day - out of sight, and apparently, out of mind!  Not one student asked, "are we using the laptops today?", or even "how come we're not using the laptops today?" I'm surprised. I thought they would be, like, indignant with doing things the "old" way, but they just took it in stride.  Hmmm..  Not even one student. Not one. Interesting.