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In which I experiment with a poetry group…

Recently, I’ve been asked to help out with a 4th grade poetry group.  What can be difficult about poetry is talking or writing about it.  To help put thoughts into words, I’m going to have a poetry group write a … Continue reading

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Go See Your Students Graduate. Do It.

This past weekend I experienced something as a teacher that has been extremely difficult to put into words.  It kind of needs to start with a flashback to bring readers up to speed on what I mean… The school year … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning-Mod 1

In an attempt to better stay organized this summer, I’m going to attempt to blog throughout my projects.  Instead of writing down everything I need to do on a legal pad, or some scratch piece of paper that I’m going … Continue reading

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#EdCampPhilly

This past Saturday I went to camp.  I have friends who have talked about EdCamp, and their experiences, and I knew it was something I had to see.  I had never been so excited about professional development.  I just read … Continue reading

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Reflections on EDTECH 541

Where did this spring semester go?  I feel like it was just yesterday I was introducing myself to our class, learning to deal with the redundancy of deleting several of the same emails because I refused to change my settings … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology-Accessibility Features on My Computer

For the past year, I have had a student in my class who is autistic and non-verbal.  He cannot speak to you.  When he gets frustrated or upset, he makes noises to show his emotions.  He said, “Hello, Mr. Deissler,” … Continue reading

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Relative Advantage of Technology in the Content Area

One of the things that made college so special for me was that I had the opportunity to travel to different places around the United States.  My band fraternity (Kappa Kappa Psi), and the concert band at Shippensburg University took … Continue reading

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