While not overly difficult, it can be time consuming to go and find all the connections that you want to do around the world, with different classrooms. One way to get connected quickly is to join up with Google’s Connected Classrooms. The site hosts a variety of events, including sharing some excellent digital field trips.…
Month: October 2014
Things I Think I Think
Welcome New Visitors!
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Welcome to my site! Right now I am in the midst of Sharing A Resource A Day In October (ARADIO). I have been remiss in giving back to my PLN and I am trying to make amends! Please feel free to sift through what I have been sharing (you can find it all on the…
ARADIO – Day 13 – 100 < Questions > 102
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If you haven’t heard or used any of Dan Meyer‘s tools yet. I implore you to check them out. Possibly the most useful is his site 101qs. It provides links to both videos an pictures that can be launching points into authentic math problems. Happy Thanksgiving Monday, may all your turkey naps be dreamy!
Information Technology, Language, Math, Resources
ARADIO – Day 12 – Giving Thanks for Ed.Ted
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Sometimes somebody else can explain that difficult subject that much better than you can. Sometimes that person is TED, and sometimes TED has a full set of educational tools for use in the classroom, or for flipping it. Go Ed.Ted!
ARADIO – Day 11 – More Problems
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Have you been looking for extension questions for those Mathmagicians (yes, I used that term) in your class. Try the University of Waterloo‘s Centre for Education in Mathematics‘ Problems of the Week. They are leveled for you by grade, and categorized by week. You can even subscribe via email and get a new one delivered…
Language, Math, Resources
ARADIO – Day 10 – Launching Into Lessons Using Comics #1
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It isn’t a secret that I find the internet to be a wonderfully useful place. All jokes about cat videos aside, there are many places that allow people’s creativity to shine. One of those places is xkcd. Written by a former NASA roboticist, Randall Munroe, it is filled with wit, sarcasm, pathos and science. It…
Announcements, Wicked Googly
Me, Now With More Certification or “That was a wicked Googly”
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That’s right, I’m now Google Educator Certified. I am officially available for Staff Meetings, Training Sessions, Birthday Parties and Bar Mitzvahs! Google Educator Certification
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And I’m going!
ARADIO – Day 9 – Making Notebooks
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Creating a reading/writing program doesn’t come easily to me. Making sure that I have a wealth of information is essential, and I use both a reader’s and a writer’s notebook to help me. In that respect, I wouldn’t be anywhere without Aimee Buckner‘s Notebook Know How and Notebook Connections. Aimee takes you step-by-step setting up…
Curriculum, Information Technology, Resources
ARADIO – Day 8 – Resizing the Task
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Do you want to integrate CS skills with current tasks, but find the enormity of field a daunting task? Well, the people at the National Science Foundation have got you covered. Here is the Exploring Computer Science Curriculum. It a fully fledged out document, complete with lesson plans and explanations and rationales behind each of…