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Another beautiful fall Friday in Colorado, I hope you all had a wonderful week.  As always, here is a recap of what I was up to when I wasn’t blogging here: Next week I kick off my virtual classroom! I have several students enrolled and I am excited to teach them some digital storytelling.  It is sure to be a learning adventure for all of us! You can learn more about my virtual classroom here. This week an article I wrote (almost a year ago!) was published on The Apple.  10 Steps to a Better Lesson Plan. Bookster is a storytelling app that I reviewed on my other blog iPad Curriculum.  This is an awesome application for emergent and struggling readers.  The app is available for free on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. I have another blog, Stories of Learning, where I post excellent stories of learning happening around the world.  This week I added one called Embrace the Mess from Jon Orech about how his students interacted with the book, Lord of the Flies.  If you have a story of learning you would like to share or repost, I would love to have it!

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Internet panhandling to change education

Posted by admin | Posted in education reform | Posted on 04-10-2012

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Okay, here is the thing, we (the collective we) have exactly 25 days to raise $83,570.  This number represents change. This number represents personalized learning for our kids. This number represents revolution.


It is big. But not that big. Not that impossible.  We can do this. One dollar at a time.  When you view this campaign you will see suggested donation levels beginning at $5 and going all the way to $5,000.  Those are merely suggestions.  If we all take a minute out of our day, chip in one dollar, spread the word to one other person, this project is completed in no time.  Are we willing to give up a cup of coffee (and a cheap one at that!) to make education better for all?

We often wax poetic about changing education. This, right here, is your opportunity to really do it.  I wish I had a trust fund hiding out somewhere that could make this happen.  That just isn’t the case.  So here I am, shamelessly asking you for a dollar.  Kind of like an internet panhandler.

We have 25 days to do this. Make the choice right now to chip in click here:  The Learning Genome Project

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