Category Archives: Technology

Middle school drones deployed

When opportunity knocks, it’s important to jump on it and I saw a similar opportunity this year that I didn’t want my students to miss. The local television station was promoting its newly trained drone operators. People were being paid … Continue reading

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Allow for Student Exploration in 2017

Dream and innovate. Each of these verbs are goals that I set for my students as 2017 comes knocking. My students, as I’m sure some of yours grow weary of the status quo question and answer approach after reading a … Continue reading

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Courageous Conversation: Thanks to Orbiting Jupiter

Christmas break has only been a few days, and I already re-read Orbiting Jupiter, a young adult literature book by Gary D. Schmidt. This past semester I taught Orbiting Jupiter as a part of my enrichment class because it offered an … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality: #PocomokeScholars Take One

I often talk about being wired differently to my colleagues and state our students are even wired more differently than me. Therefore, employing the same pedagogy is only getting old results — unengaged, bored students. It wasn’t easy, but I … Continue reading

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Global Read Aloud: Allowing innovation into the reading classroom

Engagement has never looked the same year to year. The same old tricks may not always work and that is the case for this year with a challenging group of sixth grade students. However, I am determined to be innovative … Continue reading

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Digital Tools for Reading Instruction in Middle School

Students are plugged into technology from the moment they wake up until that last Facebook status of the evening wishing the world goodnight. They read online posts that appear in their Facebook feeds, they are linked to posts that interest them … Continue reading

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Middle school: The foundation blocks of a global ready graduate

Technology and its accessibility catapult students into the busiest streets and conversations of our time, the information super highway better known as the digital world. Reading news feeds, manipulating content, and republishing, while creating content and sharing it with the … Continue reading

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