Alfonso Gonzalez

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.

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Sep 26

The DOING of Science

This post was originally published at CORELaborate! I participated in a webinar recently as part of my work with the Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership or OSPP. We focused on the dimension of the Next Generation Science Standards or NGSS known as the Science and Engineering Practices or SEPs. One of the things we discussed is …

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Sep 24

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more fabulous resources from this past week: Free Technology for Teachers: Advertising and What YouTube Knows About You We’ve all had the annoying experience of going to show a YouTube video in a classroom or to a friend only to have an advertisement play for five, ten, or thirty seconds before you can …

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Sep 18

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more resources from this past week: On Authentic Reading Goals and Conversations | The silence envelops us a few minutes into class.  I look around and see one of my favorite sights in the world; kids reading. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: It’s Class Load, Not Just Size, That Matters The 2017 school …

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Sep 10

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this past week’s amazing resources (lots of good stuff here): Free Technology for Teachers: A Chemistry Rap and Five Resources to Help Students Learn the Periodic Table A few years ago my brother in-law Dr. Nathan Hnatiuk who teaches Organic Chemistry at Cedarville University shared this fun organic chemistry rap video on his …

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Sep 03

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are some awesome resources from this past week: Free Technology for Teachers: Where to Find and How to Use the New Kahoot Math Games Earlier this week Kahoot launched a new featured called Kahoot Studio. Studio is a curated collection of math games made by Kahoot and aligned to Common Core standards. In the …

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Aug 25

Blended or Hybrid Learning Infographic

University of Cincinnati

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Aug 20

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more amazing links to great resources: oTranscribe tags:transcription audio tools transcribe otranscribe web 4 Ways of Building Safe Learning Environments for Your Students tags:ways building learning environments students safe 30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students – BookWidgets tags:padlet strategies use class classroom student students 10 ways to create an …

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Aug 13

Diigo Links (weekly)

Check out this past week’s amazing resources: Blatant Stealing | Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog I was simply looking for Sketchnoting supplies on Amazon yesterday, when the algorithm suggested the following book: A Simple Guide to Sketchnoting by Dorothy Bell. Immediately, I was taken aback, since as I was looking at the cover of the book, …

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Aug 07

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s amazing resources! Check the out: Newsday: Vouchers Are a Failed Strategy | Diane Ravitch’s blog Peter Montgomery, a senior fellow at People for the American Way, published this overview of voucher research. The results are in, and they show that vouchers don’t help children learn more. The most recent studies find …

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Jul 30

Diigo Links (weekly)

Lots more incredible resources and blog posts! Check the out: How A One-Second Strategy Can Motivate Your New Class – Smart Classroom Management Each student taps it on their way in. To an outsider it may appear to be a silly ritual. Cutesy, perhaps, but of no real consequence. Does the study of grammar improve …

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