High Tech/Low Tech: Ideas for Every Classroom

High Tech/Low Tech: ¿Legend or Myth?

Across cultures, stories about gods and heroes fall into the category of myths and legends. According to diffen.com, “…the two aren’t the same and can be differentiated based on factors such as reasons behind them, the stories behind them and the truth they hold.” The table below (from diffen.com) helps

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Developing An Eye for Art: In-Person vs. Virtual Viewing

Recently after a museum field trip, an ever resourceful colleague in Spanish was pleasantly surprised when her students reported having greatly enjoyed an activity she had assigned: “sitting still for 30 minutes staring at one painting, to see what new things they’d notice.” Given how accustomed we have become to

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The Closer You Get, the More You See

What does Close Reading mean? Students who meet the expectations of the standards are able to comprehend complex text closely. They are close readers, delving into texts in order to unearth evidence, construct knowledge, and broaden their understanding of the text and world. As thinkers, such students are able to

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Dueling Dictionaries

If office shelves were a Monopoly board, my dictionaries would be located at Park Place and Boardwalk. They take up prime real estate although I admit I find myself reaching for the keyboard instead more often than I used to. Still, there are many instances where I rely heavily on

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Show(case) and Tell with QR Codes

Show and Tell is one of the oldest and most universal low-tech activities in teaching and learning. Although we tend to associate Show and Tell with the elementary classroom, much of what we do at higher levels is closely related to this tried-and-true technique, especially in the presentational mode. After

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Odes and the Modes

I have always found Pablo Neruda’s odes fascinating. How can something so complex be written about one very simple object? My favorites are the odes to foods; maybe because I love to cook or perhaps even better because I love to eat! In this lesson (which cycles through several modes

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I Remember That!

  “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Carla Shatz, neuroscientist Do you remember the games you used to play at birthday parties? How it felt to be blindfolded, turned around three times, and pushed gently forward to pin the tail on the donkey? Here are a few spins on another

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- 2 hours ago

This year's Fall Conference Theme is "Level Up: Embracing Change, Empowering Learners". How do you "level up" your students? What do you think about when you hear this theme? We look forward to seeing you November 3-5 in Appleton. Reg is now open at https://t.co/NysqwFzmTm. https://t.co/NNgunrHrs2
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- 12 hours ago

We look forward to seeing you all "back home" in Appleton this November! Registration is now open and don't miss out at reserving a special block rate hotel room at our host hotel, the Hilton Paper Valley. More information and registration can be found at. https://t.co/2k94Hp71UU https://t.co/RZ4vrVAVjM
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- 9 days ago

Registration is open for the WAFLT Fall Conference 2022! Join us from Nov 3-5 at the Hilton Paper Valley (Same hotel, newly refreshed, new name!) for 3 days of learning, collaboration, networking, and fun! More info and registration are available at: https://t.co/2k94Hp7zKs https://t.co/sH5EPxwYj3
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- 15 days ago

CESA 10 is seeking a French teacher for a fall semester virtual position for one of our member high schools. Classes would be taught synchronously to one location via videoconferencing. For more information, please email Jamie Kampf, jkampf@cesa10.k12.wi.us or on WAFLT FB Page.
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