Alfonso Gonzalez

Author's details

Name: Alfonso Gonzalez
Date registered: July 12, 2006
URL: http://educatoral.com/

Biography

I teach 6th and 8th grade Science in the lovely Pacific Northwest in a small, rural town called Chimacum. My goal is to help students discover that all learning is life-long and that 21st century tools can be used for work as well as fun.

Latest posts

  1. What About Robotics? — May 24, 2017
  2. Diigo Links (weekly) — May 21, 2017
  3. Diigo Links (weekly) — May 14, 2017
  4. Diigo Links (weekly) — May 7, 2017
  5. Diigo Links (weekly) — April 30, 2017

Author's posts listings

May 24

What About Robotics?

Originally published on the CORELaborate blog!   Earlier this school year I volunteered to be part of our district’s Science Subject Area Committee (SAC) to come up with recommendations to the school board for a grades 6 through 12 Science adoption of new NGSS curriculum. The team was made up of two high school Science …

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May 21

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s incredible resources! Radioisotope Power Systems: Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) tags:nuclear power nasa curiosity space science astronomy 15 Fantastic Virtual Reality in Education Resources – Class Tech Tips This week I had the chance to lead a virtual reality lesson with a group of second graders. It was absolutely amazing to see …

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May 14

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s resources curated from all the blogs I read and the amazing people I follow in Twitter! Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The …

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May 07

Diigo Links (weekly)

Yes! More amazing resources from this past week! Check these out: Google Classroom: Copy the Code – Teacher Tech I love it when I am in the middle of giving a training and stumble on a new feature. 18 Web Tools & Services That Are Generating Outstanding Results | BloggingPro Education Can’t Fix Poverty. So …

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Apr 30

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s amazing links: Education is an end in itself not a preparation for the workplace | chronotope It’s a well observed truth that because everyone has had an education, everyone feels well placed to comment on all aspects of education. Often that takes the form of “My experience of education was like this so …

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Apr 25

How Do You Engage Your Students?

This post was originally published on the CORELaborate blog! Do kids already have grit?? A comment left on Kristen’s Movement in the Classroom post by Carina struck a chord with me. In her comment, Carina wrote, “If my students need a break from our learning every 10 minutes, what am I teaching? How can I …

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Apr 23

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are some great resources I found this week: Free Technology for Teachers: Kitchen Science – Let’s Make Butter SciShow Kids recently released a new video titled Let’s Make Butter. The video provides directions for making butter in your kitchen then goes on to explain the science of what happens in the process of making …

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Apr 19

How to End the School Year Strong!

I was so happy to be asked by Larry Ferlazzo to be his Q and A BAM Radio show again! This time we tackled the topic of how to end a school year! I got to be on the show with Pernille Ripp, a teacher I’ve been learning from for years on Twitter and on …

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Apr 16

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing resources and incredible blogs: Free Technology for Teachers: Plum’s Creaturizer – A Neat AR App to Get Kids Exploring Outdoors Creaturizer from PBS Kids is a free iOS and Android app that lets students create fun cartoon creatures then place them into outdoor settings through the use of augmented reality. Free Technology for …

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Apr 09

Diigo Links (weekly)

Amazing new resources for this past week: “Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free Virtual Classrooms | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… Legends of Learning is a new site that provides custom-built games organized by learning objectives. Teachers can create “playlists” they want their students to access and then …

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