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October 2011 Blog Posts (32)

Absence of Leadership?

I recently posted another video of a Diane Ravitch interview with CNN. There are now several videotaped interviews of Diane Ravitch standing up for education reform on The Educator’s PLN. It was with this last post however, that I realized that aside from Diane Ravitch, I could think of few others who stand out on the National stage in support of Education reform beyond something…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on October 11, 2011 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

I remember my first time...

So, today I begin my blogging life.  To be clear, I'm not new to blogging.  I've been reading blogs for years, searching them for answers or info- Even, assigning them to students about literature.  I have loved, laughed and learned from all of these over the years but I continued to resist creating my very own blog about my experiences and reflections as a middle school language arts teacher.

 

I've resisted for so many years for a few reasons.   First- I told myself I wasn't…

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Added by Joan Miller on October 8, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

How Fake Facebook Profiles Support Reading Instruction and More!

Teaching author's perspective, author's purpose, tone and mood, characterization and other literary elements are some of the most difficult reading skills for students to untangle. Because of time constraints, teachers often ignore discussing an author's life experiences as part of front-loading a text to be read. I have always been a proponent of less is more, so I make the time to let kids learn aboout a writer's life before we read his/her book, and we…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 8, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Project-Based Learning in the Digital Age

Here are a few points about project-based learning taken from Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age by Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss.



1. John Seely Brown, former chief scientist of the Palo Alto Research Center in California, suggests that we should imagine what “passion based learning” would look like. Replace the term project with passion and think about your idea again…

2. Keeping a project moving… Continue

Added by Mark White on October 6, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

El dibujo holístico

El dibujo holístico centra nuestra percepción en la estructura general del ambiente que rodea una forma, la relaciona como si todo el entorno perteneciese a la misma figura y fuera una sola figura en sí. Este método de dibujo nos permite considerar el ordenamiento de otros elementos figurativos como piezas que juntas contextualizan en mayor contenido de información a la imagen.

"Holístico. Referido a las funciones cognitivas, es el procesamiento simultáneo de…

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Added by Redes Uribe Ovilla on October 5, 2011 at 7:56pm — No Comments

School District Website

Change is difficult for everyone. This year my school district launched a new website. It is user friendly and has a beautiful design--the one problem is that teachers are either afraid to use it, or convinced that parents aren't using it.

 

I will admit. I was intimidated at first. I thought about how many hours it would take to scan every assignment that I provide to my students. I questioned if my students would be the target for bullying if I put examples of our notes, or…

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Added by Colleen DiBuono on October 5, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments

What's all this about digital badges?

Greetings all -- I work with the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition, and wanted to invite members of the Educator's PLN community to join in the Badges for Lifelong Learning conversation currently going on in the learning community.

 

This year, we're running the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition in partnership with the Mozilla Foundation and their…

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Added by Sheryl Grant on October 5, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Teach figurative language with our weekly blog series

We've already covered alliteration, hyperbole and personification. And today, we bring you allusion, with examples from hip-hop, literature, history and more! 
http://blog.flocabulary.com/allusion/

We love when students and teachers share their examples in the comments. 

Added by Flocabulary on October 5, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Simplifying The American Teacher

 

I went and saw the documentary, American Teacher, on Friday night. The movie profiles several teachers across the country in their quest to survive in their chosen career. Every teacher faces the challenges of long hours, minimal…

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Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on October 2, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Write On! Why I Love Kidblog!

A friend of mine was observed the other day.  Her students were creating mini-books about the selection they read in the anthology. Little stapled books, a square for the picture, and lines for the journal entry they were creating, based on the story they…

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Added by Lisa Mims on October 2, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Join Me

http://join.me allows you to share your screen online, and conference call with as many as 250 people for FREE.  There is even a free join.me viewer for the iPad that will let you join the conference call through the internet.

Added by Kevin Upton on October 2, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments

It's A Black Tie Affair With Tagxedo: List Five of Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know!

Smarten up with http:/tagxedo.com, and turn vocabulary lessons into a special occasion!  
Tagxedo.com is not your ordinary cloud generator. Students can upload websites, blogs, or any type of text, then choose the…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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