Category Archive: Ed News

These blogs have to do with education as a whole. I write about different topics concerning ed reform and educating our 21st century youth.

May 23

Perseverance AND Obsession

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Two weeks ago I wrote about a failed grant opportunity. I had written and submitted a proposal to CenturyLink for their CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program back in January. We were supposed to find out if we got the grant by April. When April came and was quickly becoming May I started to panic. Was …

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May 22

Diigo Links (weekly)

My latest finds! Check these out: ePortfolio Solutions with Google and Microsoft | TCEA tags:eportfolio portfolio electronic options solutions Chrome Experiments tags:google chrome google chrome experiments google-chrome google_chrome googlechrome html5 media digital tools technology 10 Amazing Google Chrome Experiments You Need to Try tags:google chrome google chrome experiments google-chrome google_chrome googlechrome Teacher leadership & deeper …

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May 15

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s finds! Great stuff! Adaptive learning software is replacing textbooks and upending American education. Should we welcome it? tags:adaptive learning software textbooks edtech education technology 1:1 devices beyondthetextbook What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction | graphite Blog tags:technology addiction education edtech gaming gamers use digital citizenship May 2016 Science Education …

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May 10

Perseverance or Obsession

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This is my 25th year teaching. In that time I’ve gotten 38 grants. I have been getting at least one grant a year for the last 17 years straight. I’m working on making that 18 years straight. Of those 38 grants, 17 were awarded for one project, my environmental stewardship project. I’ve learned that there …

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May 09

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are my most recent finds, great stuff! The Science Communication Lab › Next Generation Scientific Poster tags:science communication lab poster posters interactive ngss What is Engineering? – YouTube @MrJequinto @larkscience @educatoral Here’s one I’ve seen used a few times: https://t.co/urDdgY9Fxm Why kids should use their fingers in math class (commentary by Jo Boaler) | …

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May 05

Backing up Claims

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My latest CoreLaborate blog post is out! In my backing up claims with evidence post I share what I’ve learned at some excellent common core trainings I’ve attended. I share resources for asking great questions to help students learn from text. I also share how writing conclusions in Science using the Claims, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) …

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May 04

PLC Work Takes Time

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Our middle school’s second year participating in a WA STEM PD grant project is coming to an end. One thing I can see clearly is the time it takes to do PLC work right. Our plan has been to engage in professional development together in our teacher teams. PLC teams in schools are the best …

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May 03

Salary versus Hourly Wages

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I’ve heard this argument before. Teachers shouldn’t complain about having to work extra hours to get their work done. Other professionals get paid to get their job done whether they work a 60 hour week or a 100 hour week. Some of them work endless hours when getting a project done. So why do teachers …

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May 02

6th Grader Blogs About the Ills of Money!

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 time, please leave her a comment and/or share her post with your social networks! Thank you!

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May 01

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s great finds! Lots of great stuff here: Iowa Trails (Elevation Mapping) tags:elevation map maps gis Reframing the Flipped Learning Discussion – Flipped Learning Simplified tags:learning discussion flipped classroom flipped classroom flipped-classroom flippedclassroom flipped_classroom group individual space Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools tags:mastering assessment language tips tools bloom’s taxonomy blooms_taxonomy …

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