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Nov 4

November 4, 2015

MakerSpace: The Journey Begins

MakerSpace: The Journey Begins

I tweeted. Yep, I’ve had a class Twitter account for over 4 years, and I have done pretty much zero with it. Never saw a point. No need to keep up with the celebrity gossip that fills the twitterverse. It was was by all accounts, worthless to me. Then they hired The Weird Teacher, no, seriously, he likes being called that. The Weird Teacher (@theweirdteacher), blue hair, no chairs in his classroom, and he lowered all the desks in his…

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Mar 18

March 18, 2015

Ten Minute PD: Constructed Response

Ten Minute PD: Constructed Response

10 minute Professional Development is a new series of posts I’ve decided to write because I saw a need for quick, down and dirty ideas that educators can use to expand their teaching. We all know we don’t have extra time in our day, so I’ve come up with a format for a quick post that outlines a teaching strategy or method and gathered a few resources on the topic for you to add to your quiver of teaching tools….

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Nov 7

November 7, 2013

SimCityEDU: The Fear of the Unknown

SimCityEDU: The Fear of the Unknown

So I have a set of lesson plan units ready to go, and yet I still fear turning SimCity over to my students, let me explain. The thought of a game being used for education is so revolutionary, other staff members raise their eyebrow when I tell them about it. Yet, I have put hours into connecting it with standards and learning outcomes, I know this will work. I just don’t know what it will look like yet. This is…

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Jul 9

July 9, 2012

Using Khan Academy as a Resource for Differentiation

Using Khan Academy as a Resource for Differentiation

Differentiation of instruction is one of the biggest challenges that teachers face every day.  Lessons need to be able to span a wide-range of levels.  If you have to continue to review basic foundational skills for students who don’t quite understand, you risk losing the rest of the class due to boredom and disinterest.  So, lessons need to be multi-faceted so that all learners are feeling challenged. This past year I taught a 4/5 blended class, and this range was…

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