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Leah Burke
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4th grade teacher learning as I go. Passion for technology, teaching, books, all things Star Wars, and Zumba!
4th grade teacher learning as I go. Passion for technology, teaching, books, all things Star Wars, and Zumba!

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Finally getting around to writing about my toss up for next year! Can't believe how much my Ss have inspired me to do!

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Disrupting the Class
June 2017: Where to now... As we close the school year, what do I do now?? Originally, I figured that the school year would come to a close and my journey would conclude. It had been a long, exciting, emotional, and empowering journey with my students. We s...

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ULTIMATE X
June 1, 2017: Ultimate X: 25 Snapshots for the Class of 2025 The day had finally arrived. After 6 months of research, speakers, mentors, field trips, research papers, actions, presentation prepping, and so much more, we had arrived at the day we were going ...

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Finally getting the chance to blog about our preparing our presentations. I know it's after the fact, but this part was incredibly exciting as students started reflect on all they had learned!

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Presentation Time
May 2017: Our Presentations Take Shape I meant to blog about the creation of our presentations earlier, but it has been such a whirlwind these last couple of weeks. When we set out to decide how our final exhibition celebration would look, we did a lot of p...

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Board Meetings! TV News! Presentations!
May 2017: A Visit from Channel 19, Speakers at the Board Meeting, and So Many Presentations! These last two weeks have been a whirlwind. As a teacher, I have gone to work excited and left exhausted every day these past two weeks. Not a bad kind of exhausted...

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+EdTechTeam I was blown away by my students' reflections on learning spaces after reading their research papers.
Research Paper Reflections Beyond Their Years
May 2017: There aren't words to capture my students' reflections in our recent research papers... *If you want to skip and read their reflections, scroll to the bottom. :) This Friday, thanks to parents, college students, fellow teachers, and teacher aides,...

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Research Paper Reflections Beyond Their Years
May 2017: There aren't words to capture my students' reflections in our recent research papers... *If you want to skip and read their reflections, scroll to the bottom. :) This Friday, thanks to parents, college students, fellow teachers, and teacher aides,...

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Grant Winners!
May 2017: #4th graders winning grants! Who knew? Back in January, I wrote about a group of girls whom I recruited to work on writing a grant for our classroom . A friend and former secretary in our building had sent out details on the W.R.I.T.E. Grant Progr...

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Read about our field trip to learn about types of learning technology and organizing space as we continue our journey to pursue the "ultimate classroom"
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