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Alison Anderson

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Alison Anderson is a Media Specialist at The Madeleine School. Follow her on twitter at @tedrosececi.

Shrinking the Digital Divide

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As more and more students gain access to personal devices, the exposure to personalized learning is becoming readily available to those lucky students who can lay claim to their own digital learning device.

Playdate13: Giving Teachers the Gift of Time

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Most teachers I know don’t ask for much, but I know that if they could ask for something, it would be more time! More time to plan and prepare, but really more time to connect, learn, and get better. We, as teachers nowadays, can’t get by with just knowing the content. We have to learn the tools... the most effective ways to transfer that content knowledge to our wily little tech savvy digital citizens -- AKA our students.

Yes! Zeens in the Classroom!

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I know if I announced to my middle school students, “I want you to create your own digital magazine,” a lot of hands would be thrown over heads and many loudly whispered “yeses” would be heard immediately. With the new site Zeen.com, I actually can give my classes this dream assignment.

Enroll Monsters In Kindergarten

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The kindergarteners at my school enter with an incredibly wide range of literacy abilities, so we know we need to quickly focus on their reading skills immediately in order that everyone, from the high achievers to the ones still struggling to recognize their letters, will end the year strong. Not always an easy task. Therefore, it becomes a joint effort for all the teachers who work with the Kindergartners, to support the building of their literacy skills.

Why a Badge Is Better Than an A+

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We are not totally gamifying our classrooms or currently using Edmodo, so this year I was not really considering the possibility of awarding my students digital badges. That is, until I recently came across this awesome site and FREE web tool for teachers, classbadges.com and I knew I had to have these for my students.

It’s Always Been Personal For Kelly Tenkely

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It was Kelly and her iLearn Technology blog that truly opened up the world of Educational Technology for me. I knew when I couldn’t wait for her next blog update to arrive in my email, that her enthusiasm was contagious and I was catching the Edtech bug. She not only shares and then describes great tools but always gives ideas for integrating them. Her posts ignited my own passion for using technology to reach students and provide them with the tools so that they could not only learn but feel excited and successful in school.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting … iPads

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All this iPad talk is leaving many parents very nervous about this all really means for their children: Are these devices really worth the money? Will their children’s learning truly benefit from these tools? Will iPads only add to “screen time,” hinder social skills and, ultimately, disconnect them from their peers? What is the magic the iPads create for students?

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