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The best of times and the worst of times.teaching over 33 years the best of times giving yourself time to plan lessons

I had come to the belief a few years ago that, I would never retire from teachings unless I was forced to because of my health.A stroke changed my plans. mentally Ihave not retired .I realize that I had33years of experiences that could be useful. For some teachers as I watch negotiations for  I still  get fired up when I hear people trash talking teachers and teaching I have met several awesome people' in teaching in all disciplines .I hope to share some of that in my training and…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on September 24, 2016 at 8:58pm — No Comments

The best of times and the worst of times.teaching over 33 years the best of times giving yourself time lto plan lessons

I had come to the belief a few years ago that, I would never retire from teachings unless I was forced to because of my health.A stroke changed my plans. mentally I have not retiredinmy heart .I realize sitting in the hospital that I had33years of experiences that could be useful. For some teachers as I watch negotiations for  I still  get fired up when I hear people trash talking teachers and teaching I have met several awesome people' in teaching in all disciplines .I hope to share some of…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on September 24, 2016 at 8:30pm — 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

Collaborative tool with easy of functionality….Google Docs

One of my concerns in the use of technology in the classroom over the last five years is the collaborative nature of online tools and easy of functionality between the teacher and student using these tools. As far as collaborative tools go for education, Google Docs has proven to be one of the best, I have ever used. My students and I have made it an indispensable part of the AP World and European History classes. Many of my students are now using it in their other upper level and Dual…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on April 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Google’s Privacy Policy still a problem for some...

I find it interesting how many people are only now concerned about Google's Privacy Policy. Google for over a month has clearly tried to inform all their customers of this change. On Feb 1st, The Electronic Frontier Foundation addressed this question, one month before the policy was to go into effect. As some of you know Google over the past few years began to buy up companies from all over the internet, one of companies was You Tube. Each company had its own privacy policy. Because of these…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on March 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Getting it right this time with Google Docs.

We had just finished a series of lessons on the Renaissance in my AP European History class when it became clear that a massive review was needed to cement their understanding of this time period. Learning from a missed opportunity with my AP World History Class we used Google

Documents in a Wiki like fashion to create a study guide for their assessment.…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on September 25, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Missed an opportunity to use Google Docs…Daggumit

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao-tzu
, Chinese philosopher

You know, I hate when I miss an opportunity to use Google Docs in the classroom, and this was such an easy thing to do but I missed an opportunity to use it in class. We were doing a “Brain Dumping” activity (some call it brain storming) to prepare for our first real AP Assessment in…

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Added by Orlando Falvo on September 10, 2010 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

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