Sunshine and Puppy Dogs – The MCAS Experience

The teachers were trained….The students were trained….The administrators were trained….Infrastructure Trial done to test the WiFI….PreCache the testing environment…Chromebooks charged and put into kiosk mode….. All in preparation for the big day…. MCAS ELA 7/8 -CBT (Computer Based Testing)! The excitement in the halls was contagious…  students crowding the testing room doors trying to be […]

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Do We Take Away The Pencil?

  I remember a day, 15 years ago, when I was teaching my Calculus class and I received a call from my son’s middle school nurse. She started the conversation by assuring me that he was ok. Apparently, students in his classroom (including my son) decided to throw pencils at each other when a substitute […]

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The Snowman, Waffle, and Hamburger

Five years ago…. My parents are from a generation that initially fought the technology revolution. They saw the smart phones, ipads, laptops and playstations as unnecessary and  causes of distraction that prevented their granchildren from playing kickball in the streets. They were not shy with their dissapproving comments and opinions when the discussion of technology […]

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