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Are Ebook Readers Ready for Primetime?

Started Feb 1, 2010 0 Replies

The technology for ebook readers has steadily improved over the last decade. Amazon's Kindle II has been my favorite since I started using it but Apple's Ipad looks like it could be an interesting…Continue

Tags: Kindle, textbooks, reading, technology, ebook

Assess For Success by Deb Wahlstrom

Started Jan 15, 2010 0 Replies

Have you read Assess For Success by Deb Wahlstrom? Our Department of Instruction is doing a presentation for the Administrative Advisory Council and I'd like to help demonstrate the power of having a…Continue

Tags: Educator's, PLN, PLN, books, assessment

Is it Time to Allow Mobile Phone Use for Educational Purposes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Bethel Jun 16, 2010. 12 Replies

Steve Dembo reports in a recent blog post, Mobiles to Help Learning? High School in UK says OK, that a high school has taken the initiative to allow…Continue

Tags: of, student, educational, phones, phone

Administrators Front & Center!

Started Oct 19, 2009 0 Replies

Over qualified, over worked, over weight?!@#, over hours, over educated, over others & over whelmed! The life of an administrator is not always easy but it has lots of rewards. I've not found…Continue

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