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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: My top 10 eduposts of 2005-2006

Link: Cool Cat Teacher Blog: My top 10 eduposts of 2005-2006.

My computer science department colleague, Baker Franke, recommended the Cool Cat Teacher blog to me a few months ago because he thought the Cool Cat author and I are two peas in a pod. I haven't had much time to delve into it, but I have noticed that people are following her Top 10 eduposts initiative, so I thought I'd add something and then morph it a bit.

I haven't been blogging enough or indepth enough to generate a tremendous amount of traffic here, and that hasn't been really my main intention. I started out just wanting to document thoughts and cool things for future reference. If someone else got something out of what I've posted, fabulous... otherwise, I'm quite content just talking to myself in cyberspace.

So, I am just going to post links to my personal favorites in no particular order from within my blog:

1) Sam at the Apple Store
This post morphed into something bigger... see #2.

2) Sam at the Apple Store Revisited

Not only did Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen blog about the first post, but Susan Patrick, president and CEO of NACOL, heard about Sam and invited him to speak at a distance learning conference in Chicago!

3) NSBA TLN Executive Briefing

I'm selecting this post just because my students and I had so much fun at this event! I realized how lucky am I to work with these students.

4) Google Earth and Earthquakes

I tried to duplicate an activity from the NSBA event cited in #3 and this is what I came up with. I am in love with Google Earth!

5) Our Professional Development Day

Again, this post reminds me of how lucky I am to be working where I do.

6 ) Apple Store Field Trip

One benefit from teaching classes at National Louis University is that it's conveniently located down the street from the Michigan Avenue Apple Store. It's a great place for impromptu field trips!

7) NLU Class Visit the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

8) Chicago Matters

The student I blogged about here was valdectorian of his high school class and is entering a top west coast school next fall. Hooray for him... it warms my heart that he is doing so well in life.

9) Friday 5: Global Awareness

I post links from a listserv I run and this is one of favorite collections.

10) Video Blog Sample

This needs no explanation as to why I like this post!

Next... I am going to list my top 10 favorite posts from other people's blogs!

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