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Metaphors and Analogies: Power Tools For Teaching Any Subject

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

My fall reading list has been piling up since the day school started, but I recently made time to engage with Rick Wormeli’s Metaphors & Analogies. Wormeli, a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine, considers metaphors and analogies to be “power tools” that can electrify learning and show students how [...]

Show and Tell 2.0

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

As the parent of a 1st grader, “Show and Tell” homework is a regular occurrence in our home, and the task of finding something suitable to match the “letter of the week” is often a challenge. This afternoon, while helping my daughter search for a stuffed zebra, she asked me if I ever got to [...]

10 Minute Test Drive: Online Storage

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

In a recent post about del.icio.us, I highlighted the advantages of tagging and saving bookmarks online instead of locally. Having information tethered to one computer is not practical, convenient, or necessary. The same holds true for important data files; your “desktop” takes on a whole new meaning when working with multiple computers in various locations. [...]