This week on EdGamer 130, Gerry and Zack are interviewed by the Gamifi-ED gang of Verena Roberts and Colin Osterhout. Our new FOE’s (friends of EdGamer) are creating amazing resources through their website Gamifi-ED. Vicki Davis couldn’t join us but Lee Graham, who was fighting a cold and didn’t want to be on-air, jumped into the conversation during the topic of Common Core. It seems that Lee has some problems with the Common Core initiative. We had a great discussion and that makes this another must see episode of EdGamer/Gamifi-ED. Tune-in and level-up!
April is all about relationships…with friends, family, colleagues, and especially, students. Her main goal is teaching students that they can think and share their ideas with anyone. To do this, her English class is run by inquiry. In this episode, I talk with April about how she manages to control the class when the discussion is insightful, but cut off by the bounds of the class schedule. How does she manage to get the kids interested in having these debates […]
Do you ever hear educators talk about how some teachers just have “it” whatever “it” may be when it comes to bonding with students? I agree that some teachers do have a certain something, a difficult to define quality, that makes them inherently better at fostering the relationships supporting a positive classroom climate. What I do not agree with is the label many people ascribe to the elusive quality – charisma. Charisma doesn’t cut it as a “go to” strategy […]
In this episode, Sam (@samuelstecher) and Mark (@mc_bossy) talk to high school assistant principal, Jeff Ganz (@JGanz23). Jeff brings a great topic of discussion: Will the students in high school respond to the same behavior management techniques used in elementary and middle school? Are student expectations universal?
More fiber? Several cities say yes please to Google Fiber. The official end of life policy for Chrome OS devices was recently published, does that mean Chromeaggedon is coming? The new Google Maps is out for everyone, what do you think? There is a site for check out for adding Hangout apps and an old tool comes comes back – newspaper archive. Is that a scanner in your pocket? Why yes, I am using the Drive app! Fred brings back an old friend, Google Voice while Kevin shares the most recent update to MIT’s Android App Inventor 2.
These three lessons I am going to pass along to you, because I think they will benefit not only you, but the thousands of people you will recommend to this blog (hint, hint). But on a more important note, these three lesson correlate splendidly with education in three specific areas: Resources, Behavior, and Instruction.
I’ve known April for a long time now, having first met her at the third annual Flipped Learning conference in Woodland Park, Colorado. April is a high school English teacher and she took time to talk with me about how relationships have shaped the way she works with students as well as new teachers. April has a passion for seeing people succeed and she does that through accountability, love, and by being just rather than fair.