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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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Nov 20

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing resources! Check out these links: What It’s Like on the Inside: A Wall to Invite Others In If you follow my other blog, then you know that I have set a challenge this year to tell 10 new data stories in 10 months. My goal is to only use data that we don’t …

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Oct 20

How Much Change is Enough?

I’ve watched these two powerful videos, which seem to be meant to go together or at least were inspired by the same problem. The problem? Modern day schooling, which hasn’t changed enough to do right by our modern day students. It’s no secret that education, as a system, is slow to change. That even with …

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Sep 25

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are some more excellent resources: Free Technology for Teachers: 27 Ideas for Teaching With & About Topographic Maps The USGS offers free topographic maps for most of the United States. The maps can be downloaded as PDFs through the USGS store. The maps can be used in the 27 suggested topographic maps lessons found …

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Sep 04

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s links, check them out! Free Technology for Teachers: Three Google Forms Add-ons To Help You Manage Parent Volunteers Google Forms offers a great way to collection information from parents when you’re seeking parents to volunteer to chaperone a field trip, help out in your classroom, or bring in supplies for a …

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Jul 22

Failure at Personal Finances

We talk about failure being important. We also are warned to not make failure okay, in and of itself, because what we want for our children is to see that failure is part of success. The most successful people fail a lot! I know failure. I’ve failed a lot, at a lot of things. I …

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Jun 26

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are my next set of great links from this past week! EdTechTeacher | Tech Tools by Subject and Skills tags:tools technology web2.0 edtech apps tech subject science math history english education Personalize Learning: Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5) tags:personalized learning personalized learning environment ple What Grading Has to Do With Chronic Absenteeism …

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May 04

PLC Work Takes Time

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

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 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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