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Jennifer Roberts
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I live at the intersection of literacy and technology.
I live at the intersection of literacy and technology.

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Photos For Class: Attributed Images Students Can Use
In a digital age classroom students should be using images in their projects, but in my conversations with teachers I find many are not knowledgeable about the rules around copyright, fair-use, and creative commons licensed images. Despite the allowances fo...
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The Infographic Syllabus Template
The idea of turning a syllabus in to an infographic has been around for at least several years. This year my colleague made one for herself in a not-free, not-collaborative, tool, so even though we normally share all of our materials, there was no easy way ...
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Curriculum Planner Spreadsheet for Secondary Teachers: You can have a copy
I'm a big fan of teacher collaboration. (I wasn't always, but that's another post.) My team has been collaborating together, in various combinations, since 2011. At first we organized each unit in an excel sheet in a shared dropbox folder. Now we mostly use...
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The fun and functional things I'm glad I bought for my classroom.
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Some of the practical tips I figured out while recording (lots) of video for my National Board portfolio.
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I tweeted this: "Reading logs are worthless. I asked my 9th graders how many of them had ever had a parent sign a reading log that both of them knew was a total lie. Every hand went up and they laughed. I won't waste paper on reading logs."
So I had to back it up with this blog post about what I do instead of reading logs to create a culture of reading.
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Building a culture of reading includes celebrating the books we love. My students made book recommendation slides to shout out the book they loved best this year.
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You can't fit an elephant in a shopping cart: why sharing a folder is way better than emailing attachments.
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What happens when my student teacher and I slip on a banana while posting to Google Classroom?
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