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Kathleen Kocimski
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  • Naperville, IL
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Kathleen Kocimski commented on Thomas Whitby's video
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The Map of Mathematics

"Well this is the spectacular! I am absolutely going to use this in the first week of school. When am I ever going to use this?...Thanks for asking!"
Apr 19
Kathleen Kocimski commented on Rob Schoonveld's video
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What is Powtoon - Find out what Powtoon is and what it can b

"My student coordinator and I watched this and another You Tube tutorial. In truth, it is similar to the features on Google Slides and Power Point. It is more bedazzled though."
Apr 19
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Special Education - The Basics of an Intervention Assistance Team

"Well, I learned a new acronym, IAT, Intervention Assistance Team. We just call it the "Yellow Team" since the tier 2 part of the triangle is yellow. Otherwise, that is exactly what we are doing as well."
Apr 11
Kathleen Kocimski replied to Roland Baker's discussion Question about Spanish Speaking
"In my district, because of the high ESL population and PERA/ESSA laws, teachers are being moved around if they do not have an ESL endorsement, but that is the law and my district is just following it. "
Apr 11
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Games and the Future of Education | ABUNDANCE

"I think that the gamification of education is a useful tool in educating students. However, when the author said that students who drop out list the #1 reason is being bored. I would like to make clear that sometimes in life you are bored. I LOVE…"
Apr 8
Kathleen Kocimski replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Our district has gone to a break-out format. Sure, we sit for an hour and listen to someone discuss something that could be presented in 10 minutes. After that, we can pick which session fits our needs as an educator. It is the GREATEST! Then, at…"
Apr 8
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NEA's Lily Eskelsen García on What Teachers Do

"Absolutely! I love it! It is so true that there are many people out in the world that just simply do not get all that we do. It is surprising because they were in school, do they really not remember?"
Apr 6
Kathleen Kocimski replied to Roland Baker's discussion Why doesn't Classroom have a grade book?
"We sent feedback as well. We also would like to see folders in Google Classroom for each unit of study."
Apr 6
Kathleen Kocimski commented on Eileen Lennon's blog post Parent Teacher Conference is a learning experience for me
"I absolutely agree. My cooperating teacher years ago told me that every face that we see is the pride and joy of a family and we need to honor that. That has stayed with me for years!"
Apr 6
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Hacking the classroom | Brian Aspinall | TEDxKitchenerED

"What a wonderful idea to link coding with transformations. My colleague Rob Schoonveld walked into my classroom and suggested the same idea when I was teaching translations. "
Apr 4
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Alfie Kohn on Oprah

"I have not heard about Alfie Kohn in years. It was good to see him again even if the video is old. I wonder if he had some foresight into the creation to the Millennial Generation. "
Apr 3
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The Next Big Thing in Edtech is Here

""TECHNOLOGY WILL NEVER REPLACE EDUCATORS" Thank you for saying that.  Train the old dogs to do new tricks."
Mar 31
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The Next Big Thing in Edtech is Here

""TECHNOLOGY WILL NEVER REPLACE EDUCATORS" Thank you for saying that.  Train the old dogs to do new tricks."
Mar 31
Kathleen Kocimski and Rob Schoonveld are now friends
Mar 31
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Nicholle Gornicz replied to Maranda Knutson's discussion What new instructional technology will you be using this year in your elementary classroom? in the group Best Practices and Differentiated Instruction
"Google Classroom, Khan academy, Think Through math, I am moving towards a blended learning classroom "
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Nicholle Gornicz replied to Holly Kirby's discussion Classroom Technology in the group Best Practices and Differentiated Instruction
"I have been doing a lot of research on Blended Learning.  It seems like a great way to really move into 21st century learning.  Ia m also a special education teacher and I am going to start implementing more technology in my classroom this…"
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Nicholle Gornicz replied to Marcy J. Perry's discussion What does inclusion look like in your school for the student, the special educator and gen ed teacher? in the group Special Education
"I am a pull out and inclusion teacher.  When I push into the classroom, I often feel like an assistant.  I basically am there to aide the students with the lessons being taught.  However once the rapport is set then I feel more…"
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Literacy in Special Schools

I'm a teacher in a special school in Australia and we use the 4 Blocks Framework. I was wondering if anyone else uses this literacy framework? What other frameworks do schools use for literacy?See More
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