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May 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Resources K_12

My website has resources for K-12.  They are listed by subject and grade level.

www.ehabernig.wikispaces.com

Added by Elaine Habernig on May 30, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Love the One You're With!

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove and the eagle flies with the dove

 And if you can't be with the one you love,

 Honey Love the one you're with….

You gotta love the one you're with….

You gotta love the one you're with…..

You gotta love the one you're with!

 

Crosby, Stills and Nash lyrics by Stephen Stills

 

This is an…

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Added by Eric Skanson on May 29, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Social Media: Help or Hindrance to Edu Reform?

I recently had a lengthy discussion, ironically on Twitter, with a very tech-savvy educator friend about his concerns that big ideas in education might be getting drowned out as a result of the continuing discussions about Social Media and connectedness for educators.  I hope I am categorizing that correctly. My friend felt that Social Media is a powerful medium that can be used to learn, but too much attention is given to it at the expense of other powerful ideas. According to him,” it's…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on May 29, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments

How To Make Learning Fun For Kids

Education for children today is completely different from what it used to be. Today’s generation is born into a world of advanced technology. Gaming, mobile phones, tablets, etc. have become a part of daily lives and they wouldn’t even be able to imagine a world without it. This is one of the reasons why keeping their attention is getting increasingly difficult. It’s ultimately up to parents to make learning fun for kids. Here are some ways to do so.

       

1.Technology to…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on May 29, 2012 at 3:35am — No Comments

Entertaining Gifted Students I

If you want to entertain gifted students for, literally, hours, try the following two sites.

Wordle.net can be used in so many ways. My students type vocabulary word lists, write poems, and create character trait posters.

Piclits.com is absolutely AWESOME. It is a wonderful site for reluctant writers. My students amazed me with the poetry they created on…

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Added by Jennifer Berryhill Carroll on May 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Thanking teachers who share what they have learned like Flipping Bloom’s taxonomy from Jennifer Brokofsky Blog

I love teacher's who share new ideas that they have learned and make me think of ways to address new strategies to help my students learning in and out of the classroom. Jennifer Brokofsky's  on her blog, Learning out loud  posted  "Turning Bloom's and My Thinking Upside Down. It is based…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on May 19, 2012 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Twitter Ties

For the “Connected Educator” Twitter can be a mainstay for information and sources. In order to build up a steady flow of information and sources, one need only to establish a list of people to follow on Twitter who put out the tweets, or messages, that contain links, URL’s, to that information or source. In Twitter terms these people are called “Follows”. They are the people one follows. An educator using Twitter for professional reasons would follow educators, since they put out education…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on May 18, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments

What Are You Doing This Summer?

What Are You Doing This Summer?

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Added by Steve Gillis on May 12, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

How We Teach Trumps What We Teach.

I was fortunate and honored to be asked to speak at a recent conference for The Software Information Industry Association (SIIA). They are all wonderful people in a group that represents a major portion of education software developers and manufacturers. I had some great discussions with some very smart and driven education-minded, business people. As I stated in my last post, many of these people have come from the ranks of educators. My big take away from this conference however, was not…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on May 11, 2012 at 6:42am — 2 Comments

Area of a circle basics and applications

Area of a circle

Once kids start to learn area of plane figures such as rectangles and squares, area of a circle is introduced too. Most kids in grade six start to learn area of two dimensional shapes.

To find the area of a circle students need to know the basic terminology of circles first. The definition of a circle,…

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Added by Kuleep Kaur on May 9, 2012 at 11:23pm — No Comments

A through Z Critical Thinking Twitter Tasks



There's nothing trivial about Twitter! Twitter can literally transform your classroom, and your professional growth. I have created a Sliderocket presentation sharing 24 A through Z Twitter Tasks that support the High School English Language Arts Common Core Standards. In my next series of posts about Twitter, I will share tips for using Twitter in the elementary, and middle school classroom as well as A through Z suggestions for joining Twitter's…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on May 9, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Shamblesguru's iPad : The Blog



I have an iPad2 and a New iPad ... and a very happy nephew who has inherited my iPad1.

This Blog is designed to share the…

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Added by Shamblesguru on May 7, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Dear Mr. Vera

 In response to The Education Revolution

Dear Mr. Vera,

I am a teacher and I teach in a rural, low socioeconomic school district. The majority of my students come from broken homes and have lived through circumstances I had only seen in movies. We may not have the gang violence or violent crimes urban areas do, but many of our students have…

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Added by Anne Beck on May 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How can your higher ed students be involved in Flat Classroom® ?

Higher Ed Faculty,

Would love to have your students act as expert advisors in the next Flat Classroom® Project 12-2 (September - December 2012)! Here is a page that explains more about the idea -> http://fcp11-3.flatclassroomproject.org/Expert+Advisers

During that project, college students from two schools…

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Added by mrsdurff on May 4, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

Vendors: Villains or Visionaries?

And now for something completely different... As an educator who has organized and attended many education conferences over several decades, I have made a few observations about the unique relationship between educators, and vendors of education materials or educational technology. The reason for my consideration of this topic is because I will be participating in the Software Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco next week. Most of my conferences…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on May 3, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Advantages of Google for teachers





For schools, Google holds a number of…
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Added by Benjamin Darr on May 3, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The Salamander Room- Lesson Idea

My second and third graders read The Salamander Room by Ann Mazer. It's a wonderful book about a boy who finds a salamander in the woods and uses his imagination to think of the things he can do to turn his room into a home for the salamander. The books goes through the changes that takes place so the boy can provide the best environment for this amphibian. I think it's the perfect read for Earth Day. I had the students think of an animal they would like to bring home. They…

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Added by Jennifer Berryhill Carroll on May 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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