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Jul 17

July 17, 2012

Managing Handheld Technology in Class

Managing Handheld Technology in Class

My class has not reached out 1:1 ratio dream of handheld technology for each student, so we have to make the most of our limited devices which is at 13 this coming Fall. At the start of the year, I make sure we review all of the responsible ways we take care of technology.  I employ our school’s PBIS expectations and connect how to be Safe, Responsible and Respectful with the devices. We discuss costs for the technology, and how…

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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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