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- @shfarnsworth Is @flipgrid on the right track, or are you looking for something purely audio? 3 days ago
- A5. @ajpodchaski My #edtechchat MVPs are @cybraryman1 and @ShawnMcCusker. 3 days ago
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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Feel Bad Education by Alfie Kohn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alfie Kohn has made sense to me for more than a decade, ever since a colleague recommended Kohn’s book Punished by Rewards and enthusiastically implemented a no-grade policy … Continue reading
What role can and should intuition play in a teacher’s decision-making process? Since first hearing the phrase “data-driven instruction,” I feel like the importance and credibility of teacher instincts have been downplayed and denigrated. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that intuition … Continue reading
Saving the Baghdad Zoo: A True Story of Hope and Heroes by Kelly Milner Halls My rating: 5 of 5 stars Saving the Baghdad Zoo is an excellent book for upper elementary-age students but will be appealing to other ages … Continue reading
Here’s a little tech advice learned the hard way: Begin with the end in mind. That’s good advice in general, but it’s especially helpful when starting a new website, blog or web presence using an existing platform. Host platforms will … Continue reading
This week our family saw an exhibition about public art in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago focusing on important works of art enjoyed daily by thousands of Chicagoans and visitors to the city. In the Loop you can find … Continue reading
The school year just ended. One of the year-end rituals with debatable value is final exams. At our school, most classes are required to end with a 90-minute final exam that comprehensively tests a semester’s worth of curriculum. This test … Continue reading
Top Ten Lessons Learned This Year: Students learn best when they have choice over their reading and writing experiences. Many in education seem to value consistency over learning. I try to ignore and avoid those folks, but they’re becoming harder … Continue reading
Jason Waskey: “Quiet Night” Kind of a lazy man’s blog entry, but this Wallace Stevens poem always comes to mind for me when school lets out for the summer. Maybe it works for you too. The House Was … Continue reading