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November 2012 Blog Posts (35)

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”.  Consider collaboration in recent history:  Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google).  

But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on November 9, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Factors Influencing Student Use of Technology in K-12 Classrooms

This article list factors that influence students and their use of technology in the classroom. Data was gathered from 732 teachers from 17 school districts and 107 different schools in the state of Florida. Its a quick read...check it out :)
http://ning.it/S4Lmko

Added by Rachelle Babcock on November 9, 2012 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Gifted Education Livebinder~ Hopefully a valuable resource.

I've created a livebinder that can hopefully be used as a valuable gifted education resource.

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Added by Jennifer Berryhill Carroll on November 9, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

Experiencing Museums and Historic Sites Via Interactive Technology



I recently moved to upstate New York, near Fort Ticonderoga, a historic gem which I am embarrassed to admit neither my children, nor I ever had a chance to learn about in history books or visit in person until a few months ago. Although, my family and I have been lucky enough to do some extensive traveling in and out…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on November 7, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Something for Everyone

This blog post is very interesting. It includes something for everyone. Topics include brain-based learning, technology, anti-bullying, etc.

http://www.edutopia.org/blogs

Added by Carleen Allison on November 7, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

 

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James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery.   In education, our perception of mistakes is important.  It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure.

The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on November 7, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

How to create Online Gap-Filling Exercises

With www.learnclick.com you can create cloze tests (gap-filling exercises) with just a few mouse clicks. There are different types of modes you can choose from, for example drag & drop. The statistics give you an idea were the weaknesses of one's students are. The free version offers enough time if you just plan to use the website for a one-time fun activity and the prices for a year membership are also very affordable. There are…

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Added by Philip Perry on November 7, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

Digital Camera's in the classroom

 

The video below is a great example of how a class took a digital camera and created a scene of the Rver Severn.

http://youtu.be/a4jxj1abL8Q

Added by Rachelle Babcock on November 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

When It Comes To Panties

When It Comes To Panties

Please don’t commit lingerie suicide! Women which wear raggedy underwear under $400 gowns are undermining the full effect. Besides the fact that, as my mother always said, "Make positive your undergarments tend to be clean and still have no divots in them, you never know when you might have an incident. " Never underestimate the worthiness of your own mental attitude once you know you look well in the skin up-or from getting the absolutely correct foundation…

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Added by abbey rane on November 5, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Enhance Best Features Underwears

Enhance Best Features Underwears

Although we put a great deal of focus on clothing, most of us don’t frequently give sufficient attention to womens under wear. Outside sight doesn’t mean outside style. We practically are now living in them! It’s the intimate clothing that frequently makes you feel the sexiest. The greatest underwear/lingerie ought to be both secure and popular, yet they aren't so easy to return by.

Here are some…

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Added by abbey rane on November 5, 2012 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Building TRUST & Making a Difference

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Added by Bill Burkhead on November 5, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

PD with urgency [2]

Part [1] Recap In part 1 of this series, I shared my struggles with getting started creating my own personal PD and the difficulty I was having. In this post, I continue the expedition and share the tools I used to create my own PD experience.

Part [2] Boy was I excited when new people followed me after I tweeted some things out. I would watch my Twitter count go up and when it didn’t, I felt like a failure. Was I really failing? No. Did I know that? Yes. Why did I feel that way?…

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Added by Scott Kinkoph on November 5, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

PD with urgency [1 - feeling frustrated]

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Added by Scott Kinkoph on November 5, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Learn Counting and Music Instruments in 12 Languages

Jazzy 123 is a fun app teaching kids numbers with music instruments.  From the developer of Jazzy Day and …

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Added by iGameMom on November 5, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying

Cyber Bullying

The advent of technology has brought with it familiar problems in new forms. Yet cyberbullying is unique in many ways. 

What makes cyberbullying so different than in-person bullying?

  • It is often anonymous and unlimited by time and place so the victim has little respite from the abuse.
  • There is an…
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Added by Tess Pajaron on November 5, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

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