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.

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 12

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are more excellent resources from this past week! 20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning March 10, 2017 Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through engaging video content. To this end, we have …

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Mar 09

Kids’ Take on Fake News

Common Sense Media just published a report on how kids are responding to news. As an educator, I really appreciate seeing the perceptions of many kids to news and how media bombards us with stories that “sell” not to mention all the fake news and alternative facts that are dominating today. I also appreciate having …

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Mar 06

Diigo Links (weekly)

So far I’m getting the message to continue sharing links I find every week! Click here to vote if you didn’t get a chance to vote yet. Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search For Public Google Docs This morning at the NCTIES conference I shared with people how to search for publicly shared Google …

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Feb 27

Diigo Links Useful?

I have a real obsession with collecting resource links. I’m a Diigo hoarder. And yes, I do separate my Skittle by color before I eat them. To date I have saved nearly 12,800 links to my Diigo account. I start every day by reading through my Feedly list of blogs I follow and I end …

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Feb 26

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are some more excellent resources: Free Technology for Teachers: All About Bison There is a chilling scene in Dances With Wolves in which Kevin Costner’s character and the Lakota Indians come over a hill to see hundreds of bison carcasses left to rot on the plains. I have, on occasion, shown that scene to …

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Feb 20

Diigo Links (weekly)

More resources to check out: Classroom Games and Tech: Recording Podcasts with TwistedWave in Middle School Here’s a relatively short project we used in our middle school Computers class this week. It takes students through the planning, recording and editing of a short podcast. We used TwistedWave on Chromebooks. Here is an example created by …

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Feb 13

Diigo Links (weekly)

Check this week’s incredible resources: 15 Good iPad Apps for Students Projects and Real World Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning February 11, 2017 Here is a collection of some very good iPad apps students can use in their classroom projects. www.nytimes.com Back in 2015, when we published our lesson plan Fake News vs. …

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Feb 09

A 6th Grader Blogs About Racism

Republishing these posts to get new readers to my students’ class blog to inspire this new group to write posts! I do like to keep reminding myself that we’re not born racist. That could bring me down, thinking that people are still passing their racism along to their children but instead I like to think …

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Feb 06

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here’s another batch of amazing links! Check them out: [Pseudocontext Saturdays] Exoskeleton – dy/dan What mathematical skill is the textbook trying to teach with this image? Every Saturday, I post an image from a math textbook. It’s an image that implicitly or explicitly claims that “this is how we use math in the world!” Free …

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