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Study Aids for Today’s Students

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

In preparation for last week’s trimester exams, Ashley O’Toole, our Middle School Learning Specialist, reviewed some study and test-taking strategies with the seventh grade.  Her presentation, which she graciously agreed to share with a wider audience, can benefit students of all ages: Many of the techniques Ashley suggested can be supported by technology, and the [...]

New Tools for Back to School: DyKnow

Monday, August 18th, 2008

This post, the final of a three-part series, will focus on one of the most powerful teaching-learning tools at our disposal: DyKnow.  Although technically DyKnow isn’t new (we’ve been piloting it for the past two years), with our 1:1 initiative underway we can finally leverage its full potential in the classroom.  For those unfamiliar with [...]

Blogging from ThinkTank: Making Schooling Relevant

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

I’m currently attending Lenovo’s ThinkTank 2008 conference at Wake Forest University, and this morning had the pleasure of listening to Greg Whitby’s keynote address, “Making Schooling Relevant.” Greg’s presentation is available from his website, but here are two key points from the session: When it comes to technology in schools, the question is not about [...]