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EDMODO in Special Education

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Freyvogel Oct 29, 2011. 1 Reply

How has anyone used edmodo in Special Education?  I'm thinking of it being a tool to stay in contact with parents, as opposed to my students.  Thoughts?Continue

New Teacher Needs Classroom setup TIPS!

Started Aug 1, 2010 0 Replies

I'm a new teacher in WA and I am about to start my first year as a Special Education teacher in a self-contained setting.  Are there any helpful tips or advise from the experience out here as to…Continue

Websites vs. Wikis vs. Blogs vs. Ning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Feb 13, 2010. 4 Replies

I am just getting started in my teaching career, and am curious to know which of these has the most practical use in the classroom, or in expanding the classroom.  I am looking for ideas in how these…Continue

Tags: wikis, websites, ning, blogs, classroom20

Practical Applications of Classroom 2.0

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Wylie Feb 1, 2010. 1 Reply

It's for me time to create a classroom that transcends 4 walls!  Do I want to create a Ning site, just a website, another blog, or something new?? I'm curious to know how you out there have moved…Continue

Tags: ideas, brainstorm, ning, websites, 2.0

 

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Colleen Freyvogel replied to Joe B.'s discussion EDMODO in Special Education
"Hello Joe!   I am new to the Classroom 2.0 world as well as edmodo; however, I recently began using edmodo with my students and they love it. I have not used the website as a communication tool for parents; however, parents are able to monitor…"
Oct 29, 2011
Joe B. replied to Jeff Yearout's discussion Twitter Question
"Are you trying to dispense information out, or pull information in? Followers are not as important as who YOU follow; that's where your info stream comes from. You can start with your state's dept. of education, or the federal one, and…"
Sep 14, 2010
Joe B. posted a discussion

EDMODO in Special Education

How has anyone used edmodo in Special Education?  I'm thinking of it being a tool to stay in contact with parents, as opposed to my students.  Thoughts?See More
Aug 25, 2010
Joe B. posted a discussion

New Teacher Needs Classroom setup TIPS!

I'm a new teacher in WA and I am about to start my first year as a Special Education teacher in a self-contained setting.  Are there any helpful tips or advise from the experience out here as to things I should make sure I include/exclude from my new classroom?  Any and all input is welcomed?Thanks!See More
Aug 1, 2010
RIchard John McLaughlin commented on Joe B.'s blog post Shifting Expectation of the School Institution
"As a teacher you will wear many hats. However, I'd like to steer you in a different direction. The major flaw with schools is that they are centered around a limited definition of intelligence. Mostly, schools are aiming to teach and test the…"
Mar 21, 2010
Joe B. posted a blog post

Shifting Expectation of the School Institution

After a brief conversation yesterday with my Mentor Teacher (MT), I discovered the purpose of my teaching career. Granted, teaching kids is always the reason teachers get out of bed each morning, but there has to be some over-arching drive to anyone's professional career. Film makers want an Oscar, music artists want a Grammy, executives want to become CEOs, but what do teachers want? The education system is too flawed to be content to just assimilate into it with the only conflict arising from…See More
Mar 18, 2010
Joe B. commented on Joe B.'s blog post Needed: New Expectations
"Oh, by the way, I'm following your blog now. ;-) Feel free to follow mine too, they're not all rants. :-P"
Mar 15, 2010
Joe B. commented on Joe B.'s blog post Needed: New Expectations
"Thank you for your comment Denise. I am in awe of any teacher who has found success in the system and stuck it out for a time (25 years is commendable). This rant of a blog post I put up here was not a shot at teachers. Teachers are too often thrown…"
Mar 15, 2010
Denise Stewart commented on Joe B.'s blog post Needed: New Expectations
"Teaching to the test seems to be the mantra of late, but even with that 800 pound gorilla in the room, energized teachers of all ages seem to motivate kids to learn. Let me tell you that this is no easy feat in today's classrooms where many…"
Mar 12, 2010
Joe B. commented on Joe B.'s blog post Needed: New Expectations
"Check out the full blog at: http://lifeonsped.blogspot.com/"
Mar 12, 2010
Joe B. posted a blog post

Needed: New Expectations

If you were to make a graph of the appropriate closeness of a teacher to a student, it would be inversely proportionate to the academic abilities of the student. Therefore, the more academically capable the student, the more relational distance to their teacher. This could be partially due to the number of students in general education classes, versus a resource room versus a student in a one-on-one situation.Consider how much a teacher knows about a student's family of home life. The ONLY…See More
Mar 12, 2010
Joe B. posted a blog post

Hurry Up and Wait!!

Waiting is a horrible trick that the invinter of time does to us all. It is Thursday morning and tomorrow is my last day as a Special Education Paraeducator. On Monday I start my student teaching internship, and in June I will be graduated with my MA ED in Special Education. It has been a long four years, but it has gone by quickly; from finishing my undergrad degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA to doing this two-year Master's program through the University of Phoenix. It…See More
Mar 4, 2010
Ann replied to Joe B.'s discussion Websites vs. Wikis vs. Blogs vs. Ning
"There is a useful one page wiki called Blogs, Wikis, Google Docs. It lays out the nature, benefits, drawbacks, and examples for each category."
Feb 13, 2010

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Shifting Expectation of the School Institution

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 1:25pm 1 Comment

After a brief conversation yesterday with my Mentor Teacher (MT), I discovered the purpose of my teaching career. Granted, teaching kids is always the reason teachers get out of bed each morning, but there has to be some over-arching drive to anyone's professional career. Film makers want an Oscar, music artists want a Grammy, executives want to become CEOs, but what do teachers want? The education system is too flawed to be content… Continue

Needed: New Expectations

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 1:15pm 4 Comments

If you were to make a graph of the appropriate closeness of a teacher to a student, it would be inversely proportionate to the academic abilities of the student. Therefore, the more academically capable the student, the more relational distance to their teacher. This could be partially due to the number of students in general education classes, versus a resource room versus a student in a one-on-one situation.



Consider how much a teacher knows about a student's family of home life. The… Continue

Hurry Up and Wait!!

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

Waiting is a horrible trick that the invinter of time does to us all. It is Thursday morning and tomorrow is my last day as a Special Education Paraeducator. On Monday I start my student teaching internship, and in June I will be graduated with my MA ED in Special Education. It has been a long four years, but it has gone by quickly; from finishing my undergrad degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA to… Continue

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