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) — April 23, 2017
  2. How to End the School Year Strong! — April 19, 2017
  3. Diigo Links (weekly) — April 16, 2017
  4. Diigo Links (weekly) — April 9, 2017
  5. Diigo Links (weekly) — April 3, 2017

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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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Apr 03

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s resources! 11 Apps to Learn with Poetry – Teacher Reboot Camp April is National Poetry month. Poetry is a great way to inspire your learners to be creative and imaginative with a topic. Writing poetry can be difficult for students, but the engaging apps below will help your students create and learn …

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Mar 28

A Stewardship STEM Project

This post was originally published for WA CoreLaborate at the CORELaborate blog! Chimacum Middle School 6th graders have been monitoring our neighborhood creek, Chimacum Creek, for the past 15 years! When asked to to develop an integrated STEM unit this year for our 6th graders I went to my fellow 6th grade teachers, the Humanities …

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Mar 27

My #NCCE17 Takeaways!

This is my 4th straight year of getting to attend the Northwest Council for Computer Education or NCCE’s three-day conference (although last year I was only able to attend for one day)! This year it was in Portland, OR. NCCE goes back and forth between Seattle and Portland and this year it was Portland’s turn …

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Mar 26

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s list of incredible resources and readings: 3 Very Good Apps for Creating and sharing 3D Models ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning tags:apps creating sharing models educational technology technology mobile mobile learning learning 3d edtech 14 Good Science Apps for Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning tags:science apps edtech …

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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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