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During the migration into WordPress, there were almost 700 blog posts which we could not identify an author for. Most of these are probably former students whose account was inactivated when they left the program.
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Author Archives: cmoffitt
Video games have come a long way since a computerized tic-tac-toe game was invented in 1952. Even video games of the 1970s were based on the simplest of games and graphics. Today, video gamers can be hooked up through broadband … Continue reading
Younger EL students are learning about how to blog on our site. We have been looking at the Blog Journaling Rubric (remember that?), and using it to assess posts on areallydifferentplace.org. Some of your posts are getting a level 1! … Continue reading
If you loved The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, chances are you will love his latest book, Wonderstruck. This is a graphic-novel style book about two deaf students from different generations who must go to a school for … Continue reading
Have you heard about the latest effort by Google? If you know anything about Google Earth, this will seem familiar. Google Art Project is a virtual tour of famous art museums where you can stroll virtually through the museums, zoom into … Continue reading
Interested EL students submitted Doodle for Google entries for the Theme “What I’d like to do someday.” A gallery of EL submissions is featured below. Click on individual doodles to get a better look. Mrs. Adams and I were very … Continue reading
As students are receiving letters from Mr. Weiler regarding changes to the Broken Arrow EL Center (Mrs. Adams’ reassignment), they are expressing very good ideas to help maintain the excellence of the EL program in SMSD. If you have a … Continue reading
This goes out to the fifth graders (especially Jacey) who have patiently waited for a good Cadenism story. I finally came up with a couple of new ones: 1. He was telling me about his school day, and mentioned ‘workshop.’ … Continue reading
No one was happier than I to be finished reading The Red Pyramid! Mrs. Adams and I had planned to be finished with it by Christmas, so finishing it mid-April with all the grades seems excessive. Now, don’t get me … Continue reading
Recently I was made aware of a live eagle cam that is online courtesy of The Raptor Resource Project. The Decorah Eagles may be viewed 24/7 from atop their tree at the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa. At the … Continue reading
The fourth graders helped to solve the mystery of several unfinished stories. The Harris Burdick Mysteries is a book with several beautiful pictures and captions. The story goes that Harris Burdick created these pictures with captions to show a publisher, … Continue reading