Tom DeMatteis
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Emily June Hughes replied to Tom DeMatteis's discussion Global Lesson in the group EDT6035
"I really like the idea of having the sudents connect with students in Brazil to produce a newspaper based on the World Cup.  First the students will be completely engaged, and interested but also the students will have fun.  When the…"
Jun 21, 2014
Tom DeMatteis replied to Lauren Lucca's discussion Lucca Week 6 Global Awareness in the group EDT6035
"Lauren,   This assignment really called on the members of our class to be creative when developing a global awareness lesson and your lesson on the wetlands and water quality of Delaware is a great example of that.    The part of your…"
Jun 21, 2014
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Global Lesson

Like several others, I posted this as a comment first so I am posting it again here...I chose the Newsday Journalism activity through the website GlobalSchoolNet.org to expose my English students to the journalistic style of writing by having them create an online newspaper. My students will connect with students in Brazil to produce a newspaper focusing on the World Cup.  They will watch the games, research key facts about the results, and write up game summary articles.  The students will…See More
Jun 21, 2014
Tom DeMatteis commented on Laura Mason's group EDT6035
"I chose the Newsday Journalism activity through the website GlobalSchoolNet.org to expose my English students to the journalistic style of writing by having them create an online newspaper.   My students will connect with students in Brazil to…"
Jun 16, 2014
Tom DeMatteis replied to Mike Piechocinski's discussion IPAD in Education in the group IPad in Education
"Nicole, In recent years I have had students in my classes who have Asperger’s, but in the school where I teach I do not anticipate having a student who is non-verbal autistic.  However, the app Proloquoe sounds very interesting.  In…"
Jun 8, 2014
Tom DeMatteis replied to Mike Piechocinski's discussion IPAD in Education in the group IPad in Education
"Dave,As part of a masters level course I am taking, I had to find a group discussion to get involved in.  I too am part of a 1:1 iPad initiative this year.  I have seen all of the advantages that you mentioned.  However, a lot of…"
May 20, 2014
Tom DeMatteis replied to Diana North's discussion SPRING II WEEK SIX DISCUSSION (DIS 01 & 02) in the group WilmU EDT6020
"Ashlynn, I am taking your advice to read this article.  Edmondo is a tool that the tech department at my school has been pushing us to use more.  Anything that can be used to get the students to write more is a good thing.  Some of…"
Apr 20, 2014
Tom DeMatteis replied to Diana North's discussion SPRING II WEEK SIX DISCUSSION (DIS 01 & 02) in the group WilmU EDT6020
"I’m going to delve deeper into this one.  Self-grading quizzes sound great.  As we continue to work out the kinks as we go through our first year of an iPad initiative, this may be something I can really utilize.  I am just…"
Apr 18, 2014
Tom DeMatteis replied to Diana North's discussion SPRING II WEEK SIX DISCUSSION (DIS 01 & 02) in the group WilmU EDT6020
"The apps for creating books with iPads sounds like it would be a good tool to use with high school students.  By that point the concern about fine motor practice should not be an issue.  It may be a good tool for increasing the…"
Apr 17, 2014
Tom DeMatteis replied to Diana North's discussion SPRING II WEEK SIX DISCUSSION (DIS 01 & 02) in the group WilmU EDT6020
"The Technology Based topic from TeachThought I chose is the 100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad.  I chose this topic because integrating quality games into my curriculum is something I have been trying to do. I mostly teach low phase…"
Apr 15, 2014
Tom DeMatteis added a discussion to the group WilmU EDT6020
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TeachThought: 100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad

The Technology Based topic from TeachThought I chose is the 100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad.  I chose this topic because integrating quality games into my curriculum is something I have been trying to do. I mostly teach low phase freshman.  These are students who scored in the bottom 25% of our entrance test and many of them have documented learning differences.  As we are in the first year of an iPad initiative at our school, I believe these students would benefit from games being a…See More
Apr 14, 2014

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30 year high school English teacher

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