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. Diigo Links (weekly) — January 15, 2017
  2. Differentiating with Google Classroom — January 11, 2017
  3. Diigo Links (weekly) — January 9, 2017
  4. Diigo Links (weekly) — January 1, 2017
  5. Diigo Links (weekly) — December 27, 2016

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Jan 15

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more resources for this week: Rhym(ing all the timing) | Tim Rylands Rhyme ‘n Learn, (“Music That Puts The Cool Back In School”), is maths and science taught by mnemonics. Mnemonics use word associations like rhymes so that a term or fact is easier to recall later. An example of a mnemonic is …

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Jan 11

Differentiating with Google Classroom

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I just found out about an update to Google Classroom from THE Journal that allows teachers flexibility in pushing out assignments to students! So now when I add an assignment, question, or post I can send it to the entire class OR I can select individual students, or a single student, to send it to! …

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Jan 09

Diigo Links (weekly)

Check out these fabulous resources: Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… Cellphones clearly have a place in the classroom, but they also have to be kept in their place (see The Best Posts On Student Cellphone …

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Jan 01

Diigo Links (weekly)

Happy New Year! Here are some new year’s resources to sift through: 20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard tags:vr apps google cardboard google-cardboard google_cardboard googlecardboard Game Schooling I’ve mentioned before that we rely heavily on game-based learning in our homeschool. Earlier this year, my daughter was struggling with coin identification and value. We had …

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Dec 27

Diigo Links (weekly)

Great EdTech Resources from this wonderful holiday season: The case for abolishing class rank – The Washington Post And if we do class rank bec parents want it, we’re part of the problem. The case for abolishing class rank https://t.co/zWudWe1Yhj Teaching Ideas for 2017 – 15 Learning Ideas Upcoming SlideShare Loading in …5 × 15 …

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Dec 22

Aligning a Kit to the NGSS

This post was originally published at the CORELaborate blog here. Aligning a Kit (or any Science Activity) to NGSS I have the STC/MS Kit, Energy, Machines, and Motion (EMM). I use that kit with my 6th grade students for their physical science experience. The first unit of the kit is the Energy unit. The NGSS …

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Dec 21

Diigo Links (weekly)

Check out these awesome links: [Pseudocontext Saturdays] Fish Tank – dy/dan What mathematical skill is the textbook trying to teach with this image? Every Saturday, I post an image from a math textbook. It’s an image that implicitly or explicitly claims that “this is how we use math in the world!” Carol Dweck Explains The …

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Dec 12

Diigo Links (weekly)

Check out these resources that I curated from last week: Growth Mindset Memes: You are the architect of your brain. Today’s cat was inspired by this article at This Nifty Infographic Is a Great Introduction to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Therapy which features an infographic from Alta Mira Recovery Programs. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #TrumpEducation …

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Dec 05

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here’s another batch of amazing resources! See if there’s anything here that you may have missed: Wonder = Joy. (And Joy Should be Shared!) | CTQ #CTQCollab Longtime Radical readers know that there are few people who have influenced my practice as much as Dean Shareski. Video: “Ten Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind” | …

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Dec 01

Doctopus & Goobric – Sweet Combo!

This post was originally published at the CORELaborate blog here. Do you correct student papers and give students feedback? Do you use rubrics to score their work and provide feedback? Have you tried Doctopus and Goobric? Those two tools together are awesome! Make sure you have Doctopus and Goobric installed: Here’s how they all work: …

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