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Cathy Beach

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Twitter handles, Skype IDs and Blog URLS of Connected Coaches KDS. Website Payment Details - PayPal. Tech. How Do You Know If Your Students Are Globally Competent? -Free Resource for K-12 from VIF. The Conversation Begins – #BIT14. Part of the huge success of the ECOO BringITTogether 2013 Conference was the amount of social activity that was built into the event. Unlike traditional conferences that run from 8-3, we designed activities that extended the learning day with events like: Run with AlanaJam SessionOASBO ICT Banquet and ConcertMinecraft LAN PartyPhotowalk by the FallsECOO BanquetBIT Social If you didn’t meet someone new, you had to be avoiding everything. This year’s committee is taking the social concept and running with it. Things apparently are still a secret but details will be revealed in due time!

The best way to plan three days of learning is to have a voice in things. As noted in Paul’s Twitter Message, the first of the #BIT14 Twitter chats will be tonight starting at 7pm. Our first BIT2014 chat is this Wednesday 7 PM #poll what would you like to discuss #BIT14 twitter chat Paul McGuire (@mcguirp) March 31, 2014 It’s not to late to have a vote on the first topic. 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#127. Spring is definitely in the air here in the UK. I’m not sure if that means cold and snow elsewhere in the world. Something else I’m not sure about is whether anyone else has to move time like we do. Every 6 months or so we add or take away an hour. I have no idea why. Perhpas someone can tell me. Anyway, we put our clocks forward this week-end so in keeping with life providing the prompt, it is …time marches on… Please make sure you pop a link back here so that other writers can find us. If you are new, do have a read of What is 100WCGU? The link will close at midnight on 6th April.

Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list. Like this: Like Loading... Sports_HQ : This is what courage looks... Beachcat11 : @markwcarbone Sorry, just coming... Visible Thinking in Math- Part 1  The conversation about visible thinking in Math started with one of our teachers at Graded, The American School of São Paulo, Adam Hancock, wanting to know how he could incorporate having students’ use their blogfolios in Math class.

It seemed natural to have students write for Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), but writing did not seem part of what Middle School Math was about. How could “blogging” go beyond taking a digital image of a Math problem on paper or a quiz and writing about “how the student felt about solving the problem or passing the test?”

Or ask themselves what they could have done better? One of the first steps was to bring more “language” into the Math classroom. Students need to know vocabulary words and become fluent in “speaking Math”, in order to be able to communicate their thoughts and ideas. Videos and screencasts are great tools to articulate, visualize and then share ones’ thinking when working to solve a Math problem. KWHL by Mary Prezi by Isabella 6. PRE-BUY: Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students. This order form is for pre-buying Pernille Ripp's new eBook from Powerful Learning Press. Watch for our email with information about claiming your prepaid digital copy of Passionate Learners, coming in April.

Questions? Contact: Foreword by Diana Laufenberg Breaking the rules is scary within the public school system, no matter how few or many years you have taught. Pressure from schools and districts to conform — from the government and the tests — and sometimes even from colleagues who want us all to just stay the same — none of that helps as we think about changing our practice. In Pernille Ripp’s own teaching practice, what she discovered was this: Even the smallest changes can make monumental differences. In Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students, Pernille shares what and how she changed—and how her students changed with her. "I believed that I knew exactly what the students needed, if only they would listen. About the author. Laughter in the Classroom - Webinar with author Sue Stephenson.

Beachcat11 : Every morning we are born again. Twitter EDU. This is it. My one-stop-all-you-need-to-know-guide to Twitter. It’s the why and the how to get you started, to move you beyond the initial frustrations, and to create a fantastic learning network. TABLE OF CONTENTS (Click on any of these to go to that part of the post, on mobile devices you might just have to scroll down.) There is a lot here… ‘*I’m new, where do I start? Tweet this blog post~ And/or Follow me~ And/or Reply to me~ (Back to Table of Contents) Why Twitter? Twitter is the second best professional development I’ve ever done, second only behind my blog.

A teacher in his class spending more time on his phone, tweeting, than he spends with his students doesn’t make Twitter great. If you think Twitter is ‘dumb’ or ‘a waste of time’, well then it will be. Twitter is a great tool. That’s my “Why Twitter?” I continue to spend much of my time imploring people both young and older to tap into the beauty of these personal networks. *I’m new, where do I start? 1. 2. 3. 4. Beware of SPAM! 1. Stockton School Uses Video Games To Teach Math. A lot of students have trouble with math. In Stockton, some students are finding video games provide the help they need to catch up. At Delta Sierra Middle School in Stockton students are learning about fractions. Math 180 teaches remedial math to students from 7th grade to high school. It uses tools more familiar to them, not just memorization or drawing on a chalkboard. Teacher Dan Cowley says students also solve problems on the computer using math-oriented video games...such as Jelly Drop which is played something like Tetris or Candy Crush.

"The Jelly Drop allows them to put fractions together in a line to get one whole, gives them the idea and the concept of adding fractions. " Students get the instant gratification of video games. Eighth Grader Alandes Johnson says games like the Brain Arcade have made him better at math. "Still has everything to do with math.