Category Archives: collaboration

Papergraders Summer Summit Starts Today!

So here we are at the Papergraders Summer Summit. We are appropriately caffeinated and wifi is running. Let the brilliant thinking begin! More to Come…

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for the love of learning: Teachers eat their young

We are all a little bogged down with the end of the year here. But just because we aren’t always writing doesn’t mean we aren’t reading. Here’s Joe Bower, on how we treat our new teachers so poorly. He’s right … Continue reading

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Cool PD Thoughts:The Edcamp Model | Ecology of Education

We are on Spring Break this week. And we are enjoying it. However, through the magic of technology (I set this post mid-week), we still bring you thoughts on education. I loved this report an an ASCD12 conference session about … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new PaperGrader!

We thought, from the start, that if this blog idea worked out, we would invite other teachers to join us in this discussion. Then, this one guy kept hanging around our office. We even put up a sign in an … Continue reading

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This is NOT 21st Century Collaboration!

We are working on a new structure for a presentation we are preparing (NCTE– in two weeks!) We had a pretty dynamic conversation the other day, in which we worked out a whole new way of framing the issues we … Continue reading

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Road Trip to CLAS Conference!

We will be presenting at the Colorado Language Arts Society conference this weekend in Golden. If you are on twitter, use the hashtag #tpgclas to let us know you are there and what is interesting to you! Our presentation is … Continue reading

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Google Docs Fun

This is the single greatest document in the history of time, space, and Quyzzle. If you don’t know what that third one is, don’t worry. We’ll get to that. Either way, feel free to write here. Stories, song lyrics, limericks, … Continue reading

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What would trust look like?

There is a great article in the NY Times from June 5 about the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland (thanks to Schools Matter). They have developed a teacher evaluation model based on peer review. I guess the thing that … Continue reading

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I’d be laughing harder but…

I’m too busy crying at the same time. Many folks have posted this- I’d like to credit them all. But I’m just gonna’ post tha thing.It has been a very looooooong week.F. Scott

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