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andrew aker commented on Andy B. Peterson's group Using Ted-Ed Videos To Teach
"Hey guys!  Thanks for the invite!  Is Omer signed up for EduPLN too?   "
Nov 6, 2014
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Using Ted-Ed Videos To Teach

Hungry Teacher has been featured on Ted Ed with their lesson, "Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?" Dig a little deeper with their followup lesson, "Mind Your Own Beeswax". We appreciate the support. Hungry Teacher offers 38 lessons from grades 3 to 12. Many of the lessons have a duration of 3 to 5 days which can be used as a math lesson, extension, project, seminar, or homework. Support us and Join.…See More
Nov 6, 2014
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Oct 27, 2014
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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
Aug 28, 2014
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)?  …"
Jun 27, 2014
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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, 2014
andrew aker liked John Marsh's blog post How Can Technology Help Math Education
May 8, 2014
andrew aker commented on andrew aker's group Teach in China
"Hey guys! Thanks for joining Teach in China!"
May 8, 2014
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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, 2014
andrew aker liked andrew aker's group MineCraft Learning!
May 4, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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!"
Apr 28, 2014
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Apr 27, 2014

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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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5 Top Digital Teaching Tools for Educators

Technology runs almost every area of our lives in various forms. We embrace technology not only at home, at work but even in schools. Incorporating new technologies into the classroom is the latest trend in this digital age. Thus, many educators have evolved their practice and now using new teaching style to promote good…See More
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New Teachers

This is a group for new teachers with questions, stories, and answers about the profession. Share your experiences and give encouragement. Veterans of course are welcome! We need your help as well!See More
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AEE Circle: First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Resources

The AEE Circle (Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle) is a professional learning community (PLC) and sharing network of 340 educators, teachers, supporters and Aboriginal elders and leaders who gather to share resources, curriculum and teaching strategies that will help Canadian teachers integrate current cultural, environmental and historical contributions of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Canadians into school curriculum. This Educator's PLN group is for educators and support…See More
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Keys to Change Leadership

Leading change to help school practitioners embrace not only technology in teaching but in assessment, grading, and outcomes can be a challenge. Systemic, meaningful change from an environment of rote learning to the collaborative nature in a 1:1 environment can be met with resistance. With his experience as an implementation change agent, Dr. Dillon served as coach, mentor and guide for school leaders and School Improvement Teams embarking on this change.As the picture of how to best support…See More
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I thought I'd eventually be out of a job.

I ask a student to attach a file to an email and I get a blank stare.I tell the class to open a new tab so they have two websites open at the same time and I have to show them how to do that a few times.I assume that since they are growing up with technology they naturally know how to use it, but I am shown on a daily basis that this is not the case. They know how to get to their game website and play till their eyeballs fall out, but when I ask them to find a file they created yesterday, they…See More
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