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) — March 19, 2017
  2. World of Warcraft Interview! — March 14, 2017
  3. WA STEM Interview! — March 13, 2017
  4. Diigo Links (weekly) — March 12, 2017
  5. Kids’ Take on Fake News — March 9, 2017

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Mar 19

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more great resources! Check them out: New videos talk about protecting the ecosystem with tribal treaty rights | Watching Our Water Ways Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission this week released two new videos, including one that shows how tribes are using their treaty rights to protect the environment on behalf of all Northwest residents. …

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Mar 14

World of Warcraft Interview!

Thanks for Kae Novak, a true games master, I was interviewed by Classcraft about how I use Lucas Gillispie’s World of Warcraft in Schools curriculum with my 6th graders! While I gamify my Science classes, the class I teach where 6th graders play World of Warcraft is an example of Game-Based Learning or GBL as …

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Mar 13

WA STEM Interview!

Thanks to my work with the Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership (OSPP), I was interviewed by WA STEM! They wrote a blog post about the work I am doing with my 6th grade Science students! Click on the graphic below to read it! What an honor! Thanks, OSPP and WA STEM! 🙂

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Mar 12

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more excellent resources from this past week! 20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning March 10, 2017 Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through engaging video content. To this end, we have …

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Mar 09

Kids’ Take on Fake News

Common Sense Media just published a report on how kids are responding to news. As an educator, I really appreciate seeing the perceptions of many kids to news and how media bombards us with stories that “sell” not to mention all the fake news and alternative facts that are dominating today. I also appreciate having …

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Mar 06

Diigo Links (weekly)

So far I’m getting the message to continue sharing links I find every week! Click here to vote if you didn’t get a chance to vote yet. Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search For Public Google Docs This morning at the NCTIES conference I shared with people how to search for publicly shared Google …

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Feb 28

School as a Game

This post was originally published on the WA CORELaborate site! In a way, school is already a game. Think about it. Think about your top performing or A students. They have figured out how to play the game of school. They know how to complete assignments, turn in their homework, do well on quizzes and …

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Feb 27

Diigo Links Useful?

I have a real obsession with collecting resource links. I’m a Diigo hoarder. And yes, I do separate my Skittle by color before I eat them. To date I have saved nearly 12,800 links to my Diigo account. I start every day by reading through my Feedly list of blogs I follow and I end …

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Feb 26

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are some more excellent resources: Free Technology for Teachers: All About Bison There is a chilling scene in Dances With Wolves in which Kevin Costner’s character and the Lakota Indians come over a hill to see hundreds of bison carcasses left to rot on the plains. I have, on occasion, shown that scene to …

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Feb 20

Diigo Links (weekly)

More resources to check out: Classroom Games and Tech: Recording Podcasts with TwistedWave in Middle School Here’s a relatively short project we used in our middle school Computers class this week. It takes students through the planning, recording and editing of a short podcast. We used TwistedWave on Chromebooks. Here is an example created by …

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