Category Archives: School district

Chromebooks and teaching and learning

Our school district has delayed the further roll out of a program for Chromebooks at several different grade levels, and on our community listserv, the back and forth about this move (which amounted to a savings of about 0.12% of … Continue reading

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Middle schoolers and their digital literacy

Last PTA meeting of the school year last night and a vigorous discussion about social media, its use and (particularly) misuse by middle schoolers, and multiple ideas on helping these young people and their parents better understand the issues around … Continue reading

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More tech, please!

Let me see if I can connect three separate little moments over the past week, related to tech and the organizational life of a middle schooler. I think, when they are pulled together, they give me something to say. First, … Continue reading

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Cybercivility: An Open Letter from MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr

An important letter from Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools superintendent Josh Starr, that I thought I’d put up on the blog, since it’s not just an issue for MCPS parents but for all. You can also read it here. Dear … Continue reading

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Too fast with tech in the classroom?

I got this great email from a great friend, whose daughter is in 5th grade. Here goes: Her “school, and her 5th grade teacher in particular, are really big on ‘preparing kids for the new globally networked society’ – blah, … Continue reading

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Music instruction at school and its impact on learning

I go into many schools over the course of a year, many of which are in urban settings and serve at risk students, and if, during the time that I’m visiting, there is music playing somewhere in the building, I … Continue reading

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