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hey, kids, what’s new?

May 24th, 2017 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Education

In case any of my former students drop by this blog… I’m teaching preschool at the moment. It’s kind of awesome, because even though you’re thinking to yourself, Self, the babies! They’re soooo cute. Aw, fingerpainting. Playing with the tactile table (ribbons, pasta, plastic marbles). Raising butterflies. Taking naps. They are not babies. They’re important, [...]

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this week in Technology…

February 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Education

…we’re working on reading, math, reading, keyboarding, math and Google Docs. Because we really like to write, that’s why! And now, how about a beautiful picture for you, before we jump into the lesson? (Photo by Steve Rawley) (That’s Willie Nelson, with his pretty daughter, Amy, singing back-up, and his amazing harp player, Mickey Raphael. [...]

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“OK, enough questions for now.”

October 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Education

That’s what I often say to my students, and no, I’m not proud of it. I wish we could answer every question, for hours on end. But sometimes we need to get to work and the questions (comments, shout-outs) are derailing us. Then I read this quote, from NBA player Jason Collins: “…I’m happy to [...]

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Safety at the ocean & whatever happened to Pixieland? Plus Google Docs & some very pretty pictures

September 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Education, Misc., Writing

This week’s lessons: This time of year, and again in the spring, I talk with the students about sneaker waves on the Oregon coast. (Warning: That video may be a little intense for the younger kids; you might want to preview it first.) My family loves the beach, and in spite of safety warnings, knowing [...]

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What We Are Working on in Technology Class This Week:

September 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Computer Geek, Computers, Education, Educational Web Sites

Passwords. Passwords for our typing program, passwords for Google Docs, passwords like “please” and “thank you” that can take you so far in life. Passwords. How to memorize them, where to store them, and the importance of not sharing them with others. Another safety tip: If you get an e-mail from someone you don’t know, [...]

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Final GeoQuest for the school year

May 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Education, Educational Web Sites, GeoQuest

Ready to cruise? (Photo by Steve Rawley) How did our 2013-2014 go by so quickly? Mysteries of life… And now comes GeoQuest for May, our last quiz day of the year. It will be held Wednesday, May 28th. Thank you, Leslie and crew, for everything this year. You are aces. Level 1: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati [...]

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oh, hallo!

March 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Education, Educational Web Sites, Joke of the Day

Is everyone having a good spring break? (Photo by Steve Rawley) If you are bored, don’t forget your… Dance Mat Typing Typing Agent Student Source! IXL! (if you are not one of my students, you can click on “learn more about IXL” for a trial version) and… Coding, coding and more coding. Also, we saw [...]

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How to Fix Your Computer

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Computer Geek, Computers, Education

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Please don’t let your computer problems wash you out to sea. A disclaimer: I am not giving this advice as a paid representative of the school district. But I do often get asked, by my students, friends and family members, How do I fix my computer at home? So here are [...]

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Pixieland, no more… and Happy Birthday, Orygun!

February 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Education

This is a cool video I found (it’s from 2011), all about the amusement park where we spent our summers when I was a kid. The students and I are celebrating Oregon’s State Birthday by talking about this, and other interesting stories about our state. Oregon’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day, by the way! Awww… [...]

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ice music, panda bears, and a well-deserved weekend break

January 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Currently reading, Education, Educational Web Sites, Music

Did you already catch that one? All I can say is: Cool! The students and I watched this one this week. We (heart) pandas. Then we checked out some of my favorite nature/animal websites and wrote about animals. We use Google docs at our school, and I must say, it’s handy for those times when [...]

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