Amanda on June 25th, 2011

Tweet Dear all, Some Tech Sense can now we found at Do you ever feel like all of your techie identities are just out there… somewhere… all over the place? It was time to have an umbrella to help bring them all together. Visit my new page at which leads to my blog […]

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Amanda on April 13th, 2011

Tweet Our middle school has been doing Student Led Conferencing (SLCs) for four years now and we’ve been making it better each year. As a middle school, we’ve come up with a plan of action and have something that we are going to move forward with next year. It has worked so well, our elementary […]

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Tweet Before the Spring Break, we held the fourth installment of our Parent Technology Workshops here at SAS – Pudong. We hold the workshops once a month for parents so that they can feel up to speed in their child’s education. As technology is a tool for their learning, the Parent Technology Workshops give parents […]

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Amanda on March 22nd, 2010

Tweet At today’s ADE Session in Singapore we spent the day talking about the importance of personal branding.  We are fortunate to have Max Judd here who facilitated the personal branding session.  Max is the senior manager of Education Advocacy Programs at Apple and is responsible for the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) program.  He talked […]

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Amanda on February 25th, 2009

Tweet This will be the first of what I hope is a few posts just so that I can reflect on the process of rolling out a 1:1 Program at my school next year.  I am so excitied about this and really wnt it to go well. We’ve had many, many meetings with many, many […]

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Amanda on January 5th, 2009

Tweet Every school should have a YouTube channel, yes?  Why? Kids love to see themselves on YouTube Parents love to share the videos of their kids with family Potential students can view the videos to see what life is like at the school Potential teachers can view the videos to see what life is like […]

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Amanda on October 23rd, 2008

Tweet The Shanghai k12 LAN Party kicked off today with a group of 12+ educators who met at my house this evening for the first of a four part series centered around the free k12 Online Conference.  This is the third year that we’re hosting this professional development event and I am still inspired by […]

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Amanda on September 26th, 2008

Tweet All this week we have been finishing up getting our middle school students on blogs. I love blogging with kids… they learn so fast and are like sponges when it comes to technology. I’m a technology teacher and what takes me 15 minutes to figure out will take them less that 5. It’s the […]

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Amanda on September 3rd, 2008

Tweet When I was a math teacher, one of my favorite assignments at the beginning of the year was called A Million Words or Less.  I’m pretty sure that I got the idea from this article on Education World and I’m sure that many of you out there do something similar.  I love this assignment […]

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Amanda on August 25th, 2008

Tweet I am so impressed with the teachers at my school this year.  Nearly 75% have set up a blog as a way to communicate with their parents and as a way to interact with their students.  We had some teacher bloggers last year, but very few parents actually tuned in to what people were […]

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