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Edna Shaw-Williamson replied to Diana North's discussion Integrating Technology into the Classroom - Professional Development Day! in the group EDT6020
"My lesson is about how to use twitter in your classroom.  First, I would make sure that everyone had access to either a laptop, iPad, or smartphone.  The iPads will already have the twitter app downloaded.  Also, I would need access…"
Jun 19, 2013
Edna Shaw-Williamson replied to Stephanie Miller's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"I really like your lesson!  ePals sounds like a great resource for this lesson.  Not only will students be using current technology, but they will learn about someone from a completely different culture."
Jun 5, 2013
Edna Shaw-Williamson replied to Alison Hyland's discussion Global Awareness lesson in the group EDT6035
"Alison, I like how you think!  Students need to learn about other cultures so they can accept all people!  I would like to know how your students react to talking to Iraqi students about 9/11.  Hopefully they learn not to to be…"
Jun 5, 2013
Ada Todd replied to Edna Shaw-Williamson's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"Wow, what a great idea Edna!  Not only are they learning about several cultures simultaneously, but they are learning about weather as well!  Many students are surprised to find out that there are matching "weather areas" on…"
Jun 1, 2013
Stephanie Miller replied to Edna Shaw-Williamson's discussion Global Awareness Lesson in the group EDT6035
"     Hi Edna!  I really like the activity that you designed.  I think it could be helpful to students on multiple levels.  As technology continues to eliminate barriers previously posed by geography, it is going to…"
May 31, 2013
Edna Shaw-Williamson added a discussion to the group EDT6035
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Global Awareness Lesson

The lesson I chose to use for my global lesson is called "Scatterplots: Graphing Weather Around the World!"  My students will collaborate with other students around the world for 4+ weeks using GlobalSchoolNet.org to gather weather information from all over the world.  Then, they will collaborate among all the Algebra 2 classes I teach using Twitter and CourseSites.  Finally, students will use the data they collected over the 4+ weeks to create a scatterplot and analyze their data.  This lesson…See More
May 30, 2013
Edna Shaw-Williamson replied to Nicole Lade's discussion State Testing Motivators
"My school focused on test taking strategies as well.  I really like the competition piece!  My school is Title 1 and I really think the way your school started a competition was great!  I think I'll have to share that idea on…"
Sep 15, 2012
Edna Shaw-Williamson replied to Nicole Lade's discussion State Testing Motivators
"Since our state testing happens twice a year (this year) we wait to see how our students perform after the first round of testing.  Then teachers work in PLCs to organize who will meet with which students to discuss their performance and…"
Sep 15, 2012
Edna Shaw-Williamson replied to Kathleen's discussion Should teachers and students be "friends" on social networking sites?
"I have had this conversation many, many times with colleagues.  There are some that feel there is no problem at all with "friending" their students.  As a high school teacher, I feel that there is a very fine line that could…"
Sep 15, 2012

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