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Amanda on April 5th, 2011

Tweet Over the weekend, the students performed at our spring drama event called Murder in the Air which is a comical dinner theater production. The play was presented well as the audience members were active participants throughout the whodunit production. The audience sat at round tables just as if they were at a banquet because […]

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Amanda on March 20th, 2010

Tweet Before the Apple Distringuished Educator Asia Institute began, I headed on down to Singapore with a few other ADEs to be part of Final Cut Pro training.  I’ll admit, I’ve opened Final Cut Express a few times but I haven’t really spent too much time with it.  It, along with Final Cut Pro, is […]

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Amanda on April 19th, 2009

Tweet After months of planning, the Shanghai Student Film Festival proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences of this teacher’s career. Why? The number of students from international schools across Shanghai and across the world that were able to participate and be a part of this event were inspiring to me. Elementary students, […]

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Amanda on April 16th, 2009

Tweet We have been VERY busy planning the Shanghai Student Film Festival over the past several months. This has turned out to be such an amazing experience for so many of our middle school studentsin my school. This year, more than ever, students are creating content and displaying their knowledge using multimedia software on our […]

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Amanda on March 10th, 2009

Tweet As we move into full swing for our 1:1 planning at my school, we find ourselves in the position of celebrating and over-communicating about what we’ve been able to achieve with a laptop cart program. I decided to use prezi as it’s like a Keynote, but it’s much more dynamic to share those big […]

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Amanda on February 2nd, 2009

Tweet I’ve always loved Wordle and I can’t help but love this too! It’s actually very timely as I prepare for my presentation to my staff about Developing a Personal Learning Network. Thanks to Langwitches for the connection to TwitterSheep! Here is my word cloud created from the bios of my followers (@adecardy) on Twitter. […]

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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 October 19th, 2008

Tweet This week my school was re-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. These are my notes from the WASC Presentation on Thursday after school and I post them in hopes that some of you may find them interesting! I walked away from this presentation feeling validated and inspired to continue the amazing […]

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Amanda on September 17th, 2008

Tweet I will admit that living overseas, I have become a Grey’s Anatomy fan.  I love it when they say, “seriously?” on the show.  It just makes me laugh. All day today, I have been saying “seriously?” as I’ve been gobsmacked by the huge undertaking of moving to a 1:1 laptop school.  It’s the buzz […]

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Tweet I had a purple ribbon on my name tag when I walked around NECC ’08 in San Antonio that proclaimed I was International. The conversation went something like this with most people I met: “You work where?” “Shanghai, China at Shanghai American School” “How did you get to do that?” “It was easy really, […]

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