The mentors will meet their groups again tomorrow. Each week I’ve been sending them an agenda and this week is not different, asking them to go over the various components their group needs for a complete Exhibition.
Action Plan; what they intend to do at a local level from what they’ve learned to actively make a difference
What type of display will they use
Performance they will include in their Exhibition.
The mentor should question…
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Check out our blog for a listing of our teacher's favorite apps. Teachers rated each app using our App Rubric. This first listing rates the math apps being used in our classrooms. Check them out at
There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best from life, whether it be a top paying job, a perfect GPA or a massively successful business. What happens when we expect too much from ourselves though? In other words, if we set the bar so high that we accept nothing but incredible success aren’t we setting ourselves up for failure?
The environment we live in focuses on big success. You either go big or you go home. Many companies have the mantra that they will be everything to everybody.…Continue
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I am the principal of a school in Baltimore County that is piloting the use of IPods in our fourth and fifth grade classrooms. We have some cool things going on. Check out my blog for details....
We are looking for folks to share our learning and to collaborate.
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Thanks to guest writer Krisca C. Te for working with me to develop this week’s feature post on the importance of financial literacy education for our high school and college students.
In the past, a teacher telling kids how to spend their allowance money might be promptly put in her place by the PTA. Money matters were personal, and to…Continue
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Here is a link to my blog post, along with videos and related links:
Note: I am not marketing this application- I just like it. I've been following the evolution of this app. since it was PHUN beta.
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It’s Easter. I’m sitting with my coffee with an Easter egg, enjoying the delicious blending of coffee and chocolate while reading, with considerable pleasure it has to be said, some fascinating traffic on the blogs around the world – many of them debating the merits or otherwise of the Khan Academy and the recent speech at TED by the Academy’s founder Salman Khan. Then…Continue
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For the past several weeks, the students have been involved in researching their topic, narrowing down their focus by developing key concept questions and now they are writing the research paper highlighting what they have learned, the answers they’ve found and the action plan they will develop or put into place.
It’s interesting to see the different approaches the students have taken. Some groups developed their key concept questions, and then all members decided to research each…Continue
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Original Blog Post link here:
It is my belief that educators must now consider how learning has changed (if they haven’t done so already) and how they can adapt their pedagogies to facilitate the learning of our current and future student population.In the light of advances and changes in technology we need to consider how we can capture the minds of our youth and continue to inspire them to learn and develop as…Continue
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Looking for Ipod Touch applications to remediate those standards? Check out my blog. You'll find great apps that have been proven to work!
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I started a new position in my school district three years ago. I left the classroom for a position as the Technology Integration Specialist for grades 3 to 8. I was so excited about the new challenge and all that it could encompass. Three years ago, I had no idea what a Professional Learning Network was or how valuable it would be in my current position.
I have learned that a PLN is unique to each individual, that my PLN may be similar to others but I designed it to fit my needs.…
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So, I am hearing lots and lots about using iPods in the classroom. What are some good sites to go to and learn more? Currently the only technology in my classroom is computer, elmo, smartboard, and projector. I am looking for new ways to keep up with technology in my classroom and encourage learning using technology.
Also, how do you use iPods in your…Continue
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This graphic is from an animation project done in Jan 2011 by a college intern from Korea who was working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago. This illustrates the learning that occurs each week as a volunteer does service in a tutor/mentor program. It shows how volunteers share what they learn with people in their personal and work networks, which encourages…Continue
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TakingITGlobal has been around since 1999 and is a pioneer in the use of social networking to encourage global citizenship through collaborative projects for students and educators. TakingITGlobal (TIG) has partnered with thousands of schools and organizations, from just about every country, to inspire, inform, and…Continue
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Prolific writer and vocal advocate for educational reform Alfie Kohn has just published a new collection of essays under the banner of “Feel – Bad Education”. His introduction , “Well, Duh!: Obvious Truths That We Shouldn’t Be Ignoring” sets the tone for the text. In the introduction Alfie lists some commonly agreed beliefs about education such as “Much of the material that students are required to memorize is soon forgotten.” He then challenges…Continue
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