mikeromard on September 10th, 2010

Image by another.point.in.time via Flickr I have heard people will use this feature to bypass some monthly phone charges, but I was without a mobile or land line phone and wanted to send a text message to a mobile phone. I did have Google and an hour to spare, so I was pleased to find […]

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mikeromard on July 30th, 2010

Image by FunnyBiz via Flickr Cyberbullying is probably the number one area for young digital education. In the UK, a reported 22% of children and young people claim to have been the target of cyberbullying making this one of the most important new areas of behaviour to understand and to equip schools, carers and young […]

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mikeromard on April 21st, 2009

Today is Earth Day. As my wife and I explained it to our daughter last night — we referred to it as Earth’s birthday or celebration of all its beauties. It’s also a time to discover things about our planet. My son’s PreK3 teacher, Maliha Iqbal, has run an amazing compost program all year and […]

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mikeromard on January 5th, 2009

Here are two 30 minute lessons that I’ve developed for 3rd grade students on the benefits and pitfalls of the World (Wild) Web. For good reason, parents and teachers are concerned when children begin browsing, so I wanted to compile an informative and memorable lesson. Words in italics are what I’d say with the group. […]

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mikeromard on October 20th, 2008

“What will be your legacy?” – that was the essential question Superintendent Dennis Larkin asked candidates for a lead technology position at our school. So being the reflective thinker that I am, I quietly processed this question and I think I’ve found my answer. My goal is to empower my staff by helping them develop […]

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mikeromard on October 20th, 2008

A gem of a website for presentations is www.slideshare.net which is the largest collection for sharing slideshows, both by individuals and organizations. It’s a great place to store and share your slideshows quickly. And it’s free. Yet, the greatest eye opener for me was the opportunity to view thousands of other uploaded presentations, which are […]

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mikeromard on September 26th, 2008

The key message for the Learning 2.008 Conference will be literacy. A dozen education bloggers queried conference keynote speakers (David Jakes, David Warlick and Clarence Fisher) on what would likely be the essential topic to discuss with our staff members when we returned to their schools. Students need to be independent thinkers. Literacy is fundamental […]

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mikeromard on May 12th, 2008

I found another gem of a video through a Twitter buddy – Rich White – from this website http://roots.greenbush.us/?p=478 Great dig Rich! The title of this video struck a deep cord hold on me. I found myself asking – what can I do to help change? What got me started in this path was I’ve […]

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Mike Romard on January 30th, 2008

Imagine a world without fractions… “Can I have zero point five of that pizza?” “The time is zero decimal two five to ten.” “Set the alarm for 6.75 please.” “Can you cut off zero point zero six two five inches off the end there?” (that’s 1/16 inch) Sound silly? It could happen. We no longer […]

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Mike Romard on January 27th, 2008

When I was a kid, we made a poster or a written report to show we had learned something. It was usually a time we worked hard, while our teacher did his/her tax forms or summer travel plans. But, with today’s Teacher 2.0 types walking around, they won’t settle for those backdated things anymore. No, […]

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