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) — February 20, 2017
  2. A 6th Grader’s Take on Trash — February 16, 2017
  3. 6th Grader Questions Water Pollution — February 15, 2017
  4. 6th Grader Blogs About the Ills of Money! — February 14, 2017
  5. Diigo Links (weekly) — February 13, 2017

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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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Feb 16

A 6th Grader’s Take on Trash

Republishing this post to get new readers to our 6th grade blog. Here’s what one 6th grader has to say about trash: Trash Her thoughts are typical and they make sense. Yet how many people still toss trash out their car windows or decide to drop their trash on the ground instead of holding it …

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Feb 15

6th Grader Questions Water Pollution

Republishing this post to get new readers to our 6th grade blog! And I don’t blame him. I think every single person on this planet will agree that clean water is better than polluted water, and that we should take care of our water, and yet we have polluted so much of our water. I …

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Feb 14

6th Grader Blogs About the Ills of Money!

Republishing this post to get new readers to our blog for this year’s 6th graders. This post got the most reads of all the posts from last year! One of our 6th graders published a blog post for our World Solutions Blog about the problems caused by our obsession with MONEY! If you have the …

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Feb 13

Diigo Links (weekly)

Check this week’s incredible resources: 15 Good iPad Apps for Students Projects and Real World Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning February 11, 2017 Here is a collection of some very good iPad apps students can use in their classroom projects. www.nytimes.com Back in 2015, when we published our lesson plan Fake News vs. …

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Feb 09

A 6th Grader Blogs About Racism

Republishing these posts to get new readers to my students’ class blog to inspire this new group to write posts! I do like to keep reminding myself that we’re not born racist. That could bring me down, thinking that people are still passing their racism along to their children but instead I like to think …

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Feb 08

The World Needs Change

Republishing these posts to get new readers to my students’ class blog to inspire this new group to write posts! This is the third in a series of posts where I share something my 6th grade Science students came up with, an idea for sharing their thoughts and questions about the problems facing our Earth. …

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Feb 07

A 6th Grader’s Plea for Clean Energy

Republishing these posts to get new readers to my students’ class blog to inspire this new group to write posts! This is a second in a series of posts where I share something my 6th grade Science students came up with, an idea for sharing their thoughts and questions about the problems facing our Earth. …

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Feb 06

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here’s another batch of amazing links! Check them out: [Pseudocontext Saturdays] Exoskeleton – 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!” Free …

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Jan 31

NGSS and Rocketry

This post was originally published on the WA State CORELaborate site! A STEM Partnership and Rocketry This is my second year as one of the teachers of OESD 114’s Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership (OSPP). This past summer we got to work with UW Earth Science professors through a NASA-funded consortium! One of the activities we …

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