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andrew aker
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  • Salem, OR
  • China, mainland
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andrew aker commented on andrew aker's group MineCraft Learning!
"Hey Oscar! Welcome to our educational Minecraft group!  This is presently a side project for us, so please exuse us if we take awhile to respond!    Are you using Minecraft in the classroom already?  Which subject(s)?  …"
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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
Jun 27
andrew aker liked John Marsh's blog post How Can Technology Help Math Education
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andrew aker commented on andrew aker's group Teach in China
"Hey guys! Thanks for joining Teach in China!"
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Teach in China

For anyone interested in teaching in China.Know before you go! We can tell  you about our first hand experience of all of the good things and the bad things. See More
May 7
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andrew aker 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?
"Hey Teresa! It makes perfect sense! Thanks for your wisdom and no, it's NOT cliche' at all! ( I think it's only when people mindlessly repeat something without truly understanding it that it becomes cliche'. ) In building our own…"
Apr 29
andrew aker 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?
"  Yes, this can be a great thing for sure!      It' s not only our right as parents but our responsibility to support teachers and work together.   Here in China some of the parents are really deeply involved and…"
Apr 28
andrew aker 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?
"Teresa, I guess this must have been researched already too but I know this is true about parents too.   What do you think?"
Apr 28
andrew aker replied to Norma Montalvan's discussion How can we encourage our students to become innovators?
"Hey!  Is blackboard a mobile app, or for desktop?"
Apr 28
andrew aker 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?
"Spot on, Martin!"
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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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Dear Colleagues,Over the summer, I have been working with the Clayton Christensen Institute, a non-profit institution conducting research in blended learning. I am working as part of a team that is building a Blended Learning Universe (BLU), a searchable database of blended-learning programs nation-wide.If your school is engaging in blended learning, please contact me! We would love to gain your help in shaping this…See More
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Greetings,I am an Assistant Principal in a district that will use Skyward for the first time this year for scheduling to grading. I would like to hear from others that are using Skyward for scheduling. How has using it reduced the difficulty in building a master schedule and creating student schedules? I currently work at a high school grades 9-12 with 1600 students. The scheduling task shifted to me due to a resignation and I would like insight since only the departing administrator attended…See More
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