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) — June 25, 2017
  2. Diigo Links (weekly) — June 18, 2017
  3. Tech Fails — June 12, 2017
  4. Diigo Links (weekly) — June 11, 2017
  5. Putting Images on Blog Posts — June 7, 2017

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Jun 25

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s fabulous resources: Estes E2X (skill level 0) Rockets all 40% off from AC Supply tags:rockets rocketry estes science physics physical Main – 2020 Or Bust The impacts of climate change are already happening, and the actions we are taking are not enough to stay in the safety zone. Only one thing …

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Jun 18

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more amazing resources from this past week: 25 Classroom Management Myths To Ponder This Summer – Smart Classroom Management It occurred to me while responding to a recent flurry of emails just how prevalent the myths are surrounding classroom management. They’ve become embedded in the teaching culture. Video: “These are the world’s fastest …

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Jun 12

Tech Fails

Last year I wrote some posts sharing all the problems we have using a mix of different devices, some of which are beyond their prime. – Problems with Tech – Google Classroom on Older Devices – Android Tablet Accessing GAFE Tools – Multiple GAFE Accounts, Shared Devices It’s been over a year since my last …

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Jun 11

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more amazing resources: Six Styles of Video Creation in Classrooms pdf tags:classroom video projects pdf 100 Practical Ways to Reverse Climate Change tags:ways reverse climate climate change change strategies environmental science 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today – EdSurge News https://t.co/hoe4FrzVPi EL Magazine on Twitter: …

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Jun 07

Putting Images on Blog Posts

Images make blog posts look better and help the reader make sense and visualize what he or she is reading. I teach my students about checking images to make sure they are not copyright so they are only putting Creative Commons or Public Domain pictures and photos on their blog posts. So many photographers out …

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Jun 04

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s resources: Video: “Top 10 Worlds Tallest Buildings” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… I’m adding this new video to The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings, and I have also completely revised and updated that list: Free Technology for Teachers: How to Invite Students to Google Classroom & …

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May 28

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing resources from this past week! Get started | Learning Music (Beta) tags:music learning lessons how to howto Wow in the World | Tinkercast tags:wow world podcast podcasts kids science Why Inquiry Fails – The Reflective Educator Here are at least six problems that often make inquiry-based lessons fail. What is Gamification and how …

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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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