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 November 16th, 2008

Nutrition is a key study at any grade, but my current grade 3s are studying it in detail. I’ve always found BrainPopJr and BrainPop to be great clever and age-appropriate places to begin. Ask your teacher about your school account and password. BrainPopJr Movie Food Pyramid – A good introduction to food and effects of […]

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mikeromard on October 27th, 2008

Twitter, a microblogging tool, is perhaps my best tool for connecting to other educators around the world. I find several useful links daily with it. Plus, I’ve received help to questions I’ve posted (ie within five minutes someone I never interacted with, sent me a link to download blank geopolitical maps so I could help […]

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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 May 13th, 2008

Imagine if students from each city created informational movies of their home cities to be shared with other children from all over the world. Impressive. You bet. I was stoked when the elementary librarian, Tara Etheridge, shared this idea with me. We quickly found a fellow enthusiast in Jeanine Merrill and her fourth grade students. […]

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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 March 28th, 2008

Attending a workshop by Jeff Utecht who mentions our students are already computer-native social butterflies. Our goal is to build on this natural desire to create. Students understand the social connections, it’s vital we utilize this interest. Q1: How can you use Youtube to enhance your classroom? A1: Get the students to find the videos […]

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