Google Earth. Math Around the World

December 3, 2010

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I have been to a bunch of conferences where people talk about how great Google Earth is. I have had a real problem finding it useful in my 9th grade Chemistry and Physics classes. The product appeals to me because I like the animation, the layers and I am a lover of maps, but my […]

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Continue to Develop our Mind

December 1, 2010

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As Educators, where would we be without our developing mind? Not only do our contracts and pay raises connect to growing our minds through classes, workshops, etc., but our mind itself needs to grow to keep our practice sharp. With standardized tests, over connected parents, tuned out kids, and the like, it is hard to […]

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Respectful & Ethical Minds

November 25, 2010

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I have mostly taught in pretty diverse schools, but I grew up in one that was almost 100% white. I am happy that through my friends, family and experiences, I was taught respect of all other people from a very young age. As Reed writes, “Knowledge of other cultures around the world leads students to […]

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Blood All Over The Glogster

November 19, 2010

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My students….they revolted…I kept pushing. This seems to be the story of the first few months I have spent trying to use glogster in my classes. The students seem to be pushing back, but I see the value in using it. It is funny that only my upper level students seem to not like it. […]

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Content Content Every Where

November 18, 2010

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I was just talking to my students today about creating content. They have road blocks with creating content when it comes to school, and I think it is, as Sir Robinson eludes to, we stopped letting them be creative when we enrolled them in school. It is true and I seem to battle it everyday. […]

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Science Creativity?

November 10, 2010

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Students can display creativity in many ways, but often in science, the students are forced to follow a cookie cutter lab that has more or less no room for creativity. I am guilty of doing this. I do this because I really need my students to see some reactions in class, and the parents prefer […]

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Non Linear Presentations

November 5, 2010

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From educationnews.com

Non Linear Presentation on Prezi Here is a link to my Prezi for this weeks class. Non-linear presentations seem to help develop both the disciplined and the synthesizing mind of our students due to the nature of the presentation. If you are of either of those two mindsets, liner presentations would stifle any creativity and […]

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