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 4th, 2010

I have been unable to easily access this blog for a year. Go figure, I wait until Easter; the time of the returning from the dead, that I use my VPN subscription to good effect. Many expats working in China have had to resort to VPN private network (a yearly subscription will run you around […]

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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 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

One of the best blog entries I have read was Jeff Utecht’s How to prepare yourself for technology interview questions at your next Job Fair. I think it’s his #1 viewed article, too. But, the reciprocal question to ask is – What should schools be providing in their classrooms to ensure teachers can use modern […]

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Mike Romard on October 17th, 2007

On Monday, one of my fifth grade students wanted to include sound so her readers could listen to music while they read her blogs. Several other students were interested as well. So, I offered a small prize for anyone who could work it out in the remaining 30 minutes of class and actually thought my […]

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Mike Romard on October 11th, 2007

Open up the floodgates! I’ve been quiet for months but there are a few blogs in draft that will be flowing soon. Here are 5 suggestions to instantly help you write your next Blog post: Tell the world about your hopes What sports team are you supporting and how well should they fare? What do […]

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Mike Romard on October 11th, 2007

Each day, about 1.5 million posts are generated on blogs. So how can you stand apart and be read? Include images Have headings to break up your thoughts – bold your words, bullet or number your points in crisp lists Be Unique – offer something inspiring, something new or something old in a new way […]

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