Digital Citizenship - The Ripple Effect

It is always a pleasure collaborating with our fabulous grade 3-5 counselor Stephanie Stone. We develop and teach lessons together about various topics that deal with digital citizenship. This presentation was inspired by Common Sense Media‘s digital citizenship lessons, but the majority of this creation is Stephanie’s doing.

Pimp My News Feed

Like most people I spend a fair amount of time on Facebook staying connected with friends and family. Unfortunately, their are people who don’t show up in my news feed as much as I’d like, or I see the same people over and over. I like the option Facebook has of seeing less posts from […]

Thanks ISTE

I just wanted to take the time to that the ISTE 2012 organizers for doing something I haven’t seen yet at a conference. They allowed non-paying attendees to visit the exhibit hall. My kids spent several hours in the hall and left with big smiles on their faces, and lots of fun freebies. Thank you […]


This is the second year I have participated in MOvember, a fun activity to raise awareness about men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. What we do is grow a mustache during the month of November and try to raise as much money for prostate cancer. Last year I shaved my beard (that I have had for […]

Ten Reasons to Have a Paperless Classroom

Originally posted at TeachPaperless.

10. Work doesn’t get “lost” in the bottom of a backpack.

9. Save space (no file cabinets).

8. Nobody ever forgets their pencil.

7. Collaboration is easy from anywhere.

6. No carrying notebooks (only netbooks).

5. Students are building digital portfolios.

4. No more “no-name” assignments.

3. You never have to wait in line […]

Teach With Video Podcast 019

Go paperless for Earth Day!

Teach Paperless blog by Shelly Blake-Plock

Paperless wiki

Share ideas for going paperless on this Google Doc.

Pledge to go paperless.

See the list of over 1400 teachers from around the world who have pledged to go paperless for Earth Day.

See a map of these teachers.


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Paperless Day

For several years now at my school we have celebrated an annual event called “Peace Day.” The idea of this event, started by Jeremy Gilley, is to have one day of the year with no fighting, no war, just peace. This has been a powerful event at school year after year, and the idea of […]