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What are you doing to get ready for the upcoming year?

I just posted my thoughts on getting ready for the next school year. I'm focusing on changing the classroom culture to one in which "learni…

Started by Matt Townsley in Philosophy / Pedagogy

3 Jul 17, 2009
Reply by Kev

Ning as PD follow-up

I am in the midst of helping my building move forward through the use of personal learning networks (mostly RSS feeds for now). I have pitc…

Started by Matt Townsley in Help or Feedback Needed

20 Nov 15, 2009
Reply by Linda Alexander

5 Frequent Problems with Technology Professional Development

I just got done reading a thoughtful poston technology professional development written by Evan Abbey. I wanted to highlight a few of his "…

Started by Matt Townsley in Philosophy / Pedagogy

1 May 5, 2009
Reply by Mark Marshall

Points vs. Learning

I've been throwing out this idea to a few of my colleagues: "Are we encouraging students to 'cheat' by assigning points to homework?" Becau…

Started by Matt Townsley in Philosophy / Pedagogy

16 Jul 14, 2009
Reply by Matt Townsley

Prezi - good bye PowerPoint? good bye Keynote?

Is anyone using Prezi? Several people have been tweeting about it, so I thought I'd find out what the rage was all about. From what I can t…

Started by Matt Townsley in Reviews of Software Tools and Services

2 Apr 15, 2009
Reply by Karen Justl

Cover It Live

I'm curious to know if anyone is using Cover It Live in their educational setting. I suppose one obvious use is backchanneling during stude…

Started by Matt Townsley in Reviews of Software Tools and Services

8 Jul 11, 2009
Reply by Tommi

Standards-based grading & student information systems

I'm in the midst of rolling out a more "standards-based" way of reporting grades to my high school math students and their parents. The iss…

Started by Matt Townsley in Philosophy / Pedagogy

2 Apr 10, 2009
Reply by Matt Townsley

Giving up A's and B's for 4's and 3's - a good idea?

Standards-based grading makes the NY Times. Is this a good idea? How does technology/web 2.0 fit in?

Started by Matt Townsley in Philosophy / Pedagogy

5 Mar 26, 2009
Reply by Matthew Allen

Are we doing what is best for our students…or are we doing what is most convenient for us?

A building PLC-esque group I belong to discussed this question today. I think we, as educators, need to be asking ourselves this early and…

Started by Matt Townsley in Philosophy / Pedagogy

11 Mar 12, 2009
Reply by Benjamin Stewart

TPACK - a framework for technology integration

Hello, I am very much interested in a a framework called "TPACK." Technology Pedagogy Content Knowledge (Image from http://www.tpack.org

Started by Matt Townsley in Philosophy / Pedagogy

41 Jan 9, 2015
Reply by Stacy Mercer

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