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One of our most recent Mission Monday assignments for the students was to teach them to simply say “OK.” Saying “OK” can be a very powerful strategy to teach children.
Have you ever heard that you can tell the climate of a school building within ten minutes after you walk in the front door? It’s true. If you don’t believe it, try it sometime. You will know exactly what I mean. And honestly, I don’t think it takes ten minutes. It can be done in two or less.
I remember as a kid waiting for my parents to get home from parent/teacher conferences. I would try and watch TV or read a book or play on the Atari, (yes, I said Atari) but I just couldn’t concentrate. I was too worried about what my teachers were going to say. Even though I knew exactly what my teachers were going to say.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about consequences. It is one constant in life: everything has consequences.
This week on EdGamer 110 we hang out with two new guests: Rob Steller and Josiah Hills! The guys walk us through their Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming educational platform ClassXP. We discuss the implications this program can have for teachers and assessment as well as how it differs from the gamification trends in the field. Don’t miss this episode. Tune-in and level-up!
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about class size in the arts and other individualized classes. How to develop a culture of independence within your classroom and classroom management. Tricia’s blogpost concerning iPad artist statements shows what can happen when you have small classes on a day of a field trip. Both Brenda and Tricia are using Edbacker to fund projects in their classrooms, they talk about their projects and funding. There is also donor choose, that Tricia has used to […]
Phenom student film maker Jake White joins the podcast to discuss how he creates his original film projects. Jake discusses how the HS video classes he’s taken led him into the world of film and specifically what were the most effective experiences in the media studio. Jake also discusses his video design for the upcoming stage production of “Sweeney Todd” at Amity High School. Also Jim Crawford on the iDig Video “Quick Tips” Show Hosts: Jonathan Furst, Jim Crawford Special Guest: […]
This week on the aRTs Roundtable we talk about our summer goals and plans. How we as artists need a “recharge” and a time to reflect on our art and music. It is also a time for other passions and interests. Show Host: Carol Broos Show contributors: Tricia Fuglestad, Jen Kolze and Brenda Muench Show wiki: edreach.us Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- firstname.lastname@example.org
All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.” This proverbial saying has also commonly be quoted as “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, meaning “The times are changed and we too are changed in them (or during them).” This idea is linked back to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who is believed to have said: ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. […]
This week on the MacReach Show: Eric Callis joins in to offer a behind the scenes look at a successful 1:1 laptop program. Listen in to learn about everything from financing to data collection, and some excellent resources! Show Hosts: Meg Wilson (@iPodsibiities) and Kelly Dumont (@KDumont) CoHost: Eric Callis (@edttw) Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- email@example.com
I had Presidents’ Day off from school recently. It’s one of the perks of being a teacher. Oh, don’t get me wrong. There are lots of perks when you are a teacher. Our day ends at 3pm. No weekend work. Long winter breaks, spring break, and of course, one of the main reasons all educators decide to become a teacher; summer vacation. Are you picking up on my sarcasm? I hope so, because I’m laying it on pretty thick. Actually, my […]
This week on MacReach: Kelly Dumont shares some of the ‘overlooked’ announcements from Apple’s recent release of iBooks, iTunesU, and iBook Author. Sean Junkins joins in on our conversation: do digital textbooks belong in the classroom? …And you’ll LOVE the App of the Week! Show Hosts: Meg Wilson (@iPodsibiities) and Kelly Dumont (@KDumont) Co-Host: Sean Junkins (@sjunkins) Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past couple of weeks we have been batting around and started posting (1,2,3) on the topic of education’s “BIG QUESTIONS” here at the EdReach offices. As our – occasionally heated – yet always invigorating conversations have flowed back and forth a couple themes began to emerge in my mind about why education has such BIG QUESTIONS in the first place. No theme was more prevalent that PASSION. We as teachers, administrators, parents, and even students are passionate about: Learning […]
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, . . .” – Henry David Thoreau I recently had the immense pleasure of having been recommended and listened to a presentation given by Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. The presentation was titled “How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It.” In listening to the presentation, Lessig provided reference to the above quote of author, activist and philosopher Henry David […]
In 1999, Ruth Jaynes was my first-year teacher mentor. Ruth was tasked with giving me the run down on the inner workings of Sunnybrook School District 171. While we were going over curriculum, we talked about all subjects since I was going to have a self-contained class. The was particular passion when talking with Ruth about science. What was then told to me as we went over curriculum was that Sunnybrook had never adopted a fifth grade science textbook series. […]
Who are you? What do you care about? Who do you care about? What/who do love/like? What do you aspire to be? What does your digital footprint look like? Each semester I ask my broadcast technology students to create a final video project that is unlike anything they have produced so far. Yet, I ask them to implement all the skills, techniques and processes that they have already learned to successfully complete the assignment. I always wait to tell the […]
Everyday, educators are sharing their positive teaching and learning experiences with each other via the WhatIsYourEduWin.com website and the #EduWin hashtag on Twitter. You may be wondering… what is an #EduWin? An #EduWin can happen any time someone takes education forward. It is a way to celebrate all the fabulous things that are taking place in the world of education every day! So far, educators from all over the globe are sharing a daily #EduWin, and it is inspiring to […]
Once again, the national media has made the focus on stuff in the classroom, and NOT on educational pedagogy. This story on NBC Nightly News focuses on The Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos, California. The Waldorf School does not include high tech devices in their educational curriculum. That I have no problem. Listen on to hear where the problem absolutely lies in this story. Show links: The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology (video) Waldorf School […]