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) — September 18, 2017
  2. Diigo Links (weekly) — September 10, 2017
  3. Diigo Links (weekly) — September 3, 2017
  4. Blended or Hybrid Learning Infographic — August 25, 2017
  5. Diigo Links (weekly) — August 20, 2017

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Jul 16

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing links to great resources from this past week! There’s something here for everyone: STEMcentric tags:lego mindstorms ev3 stem education edtech robotics tutorials resources Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: How Western Washington’s Temperatures are Controlled By the Pacific Ocean Have you ever thought about how boring and relatively unchanging our high and low …

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Jul 15

We Are Ocean Guardians!

Well, more like Watershed Guardians. Last year I found out about this NOAA project called Ocean Guardian School. When I read the description I knew Chimacum Middle School had to apply to be an Ocean Guardian School! Our Environmental Stewardship Project was perfect! Even though we focus mostly on our neighborhood creek, Ocean Guardian Schools …

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Jul 14

Student Tech Support – ChimTech

At the beginning of the 2015-16 school year I was feeling some desperation. Our middle school had been pitching a plan to go 1:1 for all students and it just wasn’t happening. I represented our school on our district’s technology committee and the money wasn’t available to make our 1:1 happen. So I got an …

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Jul 13

Goodbye to my iMacs

iMac 2004

Back in 2011 I wrote a blog post about going full circle, kind of, from integrating technology by having students work 1:1 student to computer in a computer lab to having computers in my classroom. In the classroom I started with one computer for all students to use, then I upgraded to a 1:4 student …

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Jul 10

Diigo Links (weekly)

There are so many awesome blog posts and resources out there every week! Here are some that I found last week: Keeping Children Safe in the Internet Age – Andrzej Marczewski – Medium The world children are growing up in now is very different to the world their parents grew up in. Free Technology for …

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Jul 02

Diigo Links (weekly)

New, fabulous links/resources from this past week: Release Calendar – G Suite Products and features launching to G Suite domains on the Rapid Release track. Products and features launching to G Suite domains on the Scheduled Release track. 365 Creative Writing Prompts tags:writing creative writing prompts writing prompts writing_prompts creative How to Write a Mission …

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Jun 27

Adopting a New Curriculum

This post was originally published at the WA CORELaborate website.   May 24 our Science Subject Area Committee (SAC) presented our plans for a new Science Curriculum Adoption. This is the third adoption in which I’ve played a role in the 20 years I’ve worked at Chimacum Middle School. I played a much bigger role …

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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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