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MineCraft Learning!

Calling all teachers, learners, gamers and nerds!Minecraft is like legos on the computer.  Actually, Minecraft is much more than that!  We've converted minecraft into an ESL teaching tool!   It's also an organization management learning tool!  It's also a math learning tool! It's an economics learning tool!  It's so much more!  Our teachers at our school here in China have been teaching with Minecraft for about a year now and we are finding that you can teach almost any subject with it!My…See More
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"Looking for a great teacher facilitator starting in June!"
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Andrew Johnson liked andrew aker's group Teach in China
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How to measure true learning success measurement through analytics.

Hey everybody!  If you've seen Khan Academy and www.englishcentral.com you might already know that these guys measure learning success with an ever evolving recursive set of algorithms akin to Google search!  What?!   What that means is that rather than filling in the multiple choice bubbles on a traditional quiz, the apparatus that they have created is constantly learning more about how their individual learners learn on a very deep level.   Have a…See More
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"Starting some conversations about challenges we face in teaching ESL in China."
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andrew aker left a comment for Oscar Marin
"Hey Oscar, thanks for the add!   Let the sharing begin! "
Mar 7
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Mar 7
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"Looking for good places in the USA to send our students for summer 2014"
Dec 26, 2013
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Dec 26, 2013
andrew aker replied to Suzanne Rogers's discussion Discipline/classroom management in the group AP Think Tank
"Dorothy, you are so right!   Consistency is SO important!    We've started a program in our academy for all new students to take our course on classroom discipline and learning incentives before they go on to any other type of…"
Dec 22, 2013
andrew aker commented on Steve Johnson's group Build the Ideal 21st Century School
"Wow this is great!  Is there a page where we can see our current status of this project?   Are we just focused on building the physical environment or are we also focused on 21st century teaching methods and tools?"
Dec 17, 2013
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Build the Ideal 21st Century School

This group exists as a place to take the weekly #edchat topics on Twitter and let them guide us towards creating the ideal 21st Century School. After discussing and building this school collaboratively, the aim is to actually get it built!See More
Dec 17, 2013
andrew aker commented on John Altieri's group Diigo
"Diigo sounds great!  What is their web address?   diigo.com doesn't seem to load!"
Dec 17, 2013

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At 3:59pm on December 12, 2013, Ruth Herman Wells said…

No, we just train teachers and provide workshops, books and posters for them. See more at our site http://www.youthchg.com. Thanks.

At 7:38pm on May 3, 2012, Jessica Owens said…

Ni hao, Andrew! Hablo espanol, and I know more Japanese than Chinese. Always willing to learn though!

 
 
 

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Research Inquiry for Supervisors/Administrators Who Do Teacher Evaluations

I'm currently conducting research for a journal article I intend to write regarding the potential to use Google Glass for teacher observations.I have 17 questions split over two Survey Monkey surveys I'm hoping anyone who participates in teacher evaluations wouldn't mind filling out. Your confidentiality is important, so there are no questions requiring you to identify yourself.Here are the surveys:…See More
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MineCraft Learning!

Calling all teachers, learners, gamers and nerds!Minecraft is like legos on the computer.  Actually, Minecraft is much more than that!  We've converted minecraft into an ESL teaching tool!   It's also an organization management learning tool!  It's also a math learning tool! It's an economics learning tool!  It's so much more!  Our teachers at our school here in China have been teaching with Minecraft for about a year now and we are finding that you can teach almost any subject with it!My…See More
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Teresa Conley replied to Teresa Conley's discussion I need your voice! What do you believe about your own efficacy for influencing student learning while working under education sanctions?
"Would you mind taking the survey? The link is included above. I would love to hear what else you have to say! Thanks, Teresa"
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alex atawura replied to Teresa Conley's discussion I need your voice! What do you believe about your own efficacy for influencing student learning while working under education sanctions?
"I think the students must be made to understand the essence of the accountability sanctions to their aim as students."
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I need your voice! What do you believe about your own efficacy for influencing student learning while working under education sanctions?

Hello! I am a dissertation candidate through Northcentral University and I am interested in knowing your beliefs about your ability to positively impact student learning while operating under school accountability sanctions. This study seeks to explore what skills or knowledge teachers and principals believe are critical to support their ability to impact student learning while also trying to implement school reform initiatives.This study includes a survey and interviews. If you would like to…See More
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