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The Four-headed Web Monster I Love

Thoughts about my use of this website, Turnitin.com, Schoology, and Google Drive/Gmail in concert: I’m using a ton of different web-based applications with my classroom, and that is both good and a bit scattershot. It would be nice if I

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Recommending a Student Laptop

I’m trying to decide if I should recommend that my students, particularly my freshmen, get a cheapo Chromebook laptop for school. We have laptops at school, but they are a pain to use. They are Microsoft machines, and crippled in

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Footnoting Lectures

As I rebuild this site for the third time, I am again reminded of the nagging problem of my failure to footnote my lectures as I have gone through my career.  This issue occurred to me for two reasons over

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Vocabulary List Ruminations

I just finished putting together and posting almost all of my US History unit vocabulary lists here in the early summer. For some years now, I have started my annual planning by putting together these lists. The lists allow me

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Late policy ruminations

Another teacher asked me for my late policy a few days ago. I’d been trying to recruit teachers from my building to work with something like my late policy. Everyone in the building has different standards and processes, so the

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