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Jonathan Kung
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What is the best way to get people to post individual ideas and have them voted on with claps or applause? Is there a way to sort?
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Hi Jonathan! I just saw your email and have you an answer headed back your way. 
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I'm thinking of getting my Science 9 students to prepare demonstrations of chemical and physical changes by selecting household materials to put together. Each group would do a different demo and then each individual would write a reflection paper on it afterwards. This is in place of a lab that I usually set up for them - I thought it might be good for them to do the research and come up with the various chemical and physical changes instead. Anybody do this before?
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I'm new to podcasting and I've been hosting my the podcast for the school I work at (http://raideo.weebly.com) on SoundCloud. I just realized that my free account has a limit which I'm about to reach! What are the alternatives? What happens if I change my RSS feed? Help!!!
Coming to you from Delview Secondary School in Delta BC featuring interviews with staff, students, and people in the community who share their passions and learning journeys.
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I switched to Spreaker. Unfortunately SoundCloud does not do a new-URL tag to switch my subscribers on iTunes. Any way around that? I'm just redirecting now but may eventually have to tell people to resubscribe. Anyone have experience with using Google Drive to host podcasts?
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There are 2 schools of thought I'm struggling with for standards-based assessment. Some teachers prefer to assess using a checklist approach (either you have reached the learning target or not) and some teachers use a rubric (a wider range of possibilities on a scale from 1 - whatever). I realize that in the end I will be using my professional judgement in either case, but in terms of feedback and growth, what do you think works best? This is for a Science 8 class - first year I'm doing PBL.
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I agree with Sharon. However, the complexity of standards varies, as does the evidence to show mastery. In some cases, recall provides an adequate measure of proficiency (a science standard may require the student to correctly identify parts of a cell). However, more complex standards requires synthesis, evaluation, etc. and students would likely need to showcase mastery of the skill via a presentation, project or ongoing portfolio ... and a rubric would be necessary. It's really dependent on how the standard is written and unpacking that standard. Does that help? 
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When a student revises a document and TURNS IT IN again, I don't seem to get an alert or e-mail or anything indicating that this is happened. Is there a feature like that or do I have to require students to e-mail me to let me know they've improved something?
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I'll request that feature. I need it!
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Designing Learning That Matters
Foster deep learning experiences for your students by using inquiry, seeking lessons and projects that inspire, always asking "why?", and letting them loose on projects.
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Has anyone used the Power Law to assist in assessment? What do you think? http://support.jumpro.pe/hc/en-us/articles/203185740-The-power-of-the-Power-Law
The Power Law is one of several calculation methods available to you within JumpRope as a way of representing student mastery on a specific standard. As more teachers, schools, and districts adopt...
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I do a school podcast at http://raideo.weebly.com/ and my set up includes an ATR2100 and a Blue Snowball hooked into my MacBook Air. On the Mac I record using Audio Hijack 3. In post, I put the recordings into Garageband and edit it together there. Sometimes I find that certain tracks I've recorded are just not loud enough so I then normalize the entire edited recording using Levelator. Unfortunately I have found that this results in some hissing and I don't have the expertise yet to figure out how to remove this.

I would much rather handle the levels while I'm doing the recording in Audio Hijack so I now add level meters into the workflow. What db levels should the recording on each track be at before I bring it into Garageband? Also, is there a way to add gain to the current version of Garageband? It seems to be missing for the most recent update.

In my most recent episode, the first recording had everyone nice and close to their mics. In the 2nd recording (because it was a larger group), everyone was further back which resulted in lower volume. I'm not sure how to sort this out.

Thanks!
JON
Coming to you from Delview Secondary School in Delta BC featuring interviews with staff, students, and people in the community who share their passions and learning journeys.
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Ok so now that I've used TAKEOUT to download my 199 files from Google Photos, I would like to get them into Picasa. Unfortunately after unzipping all the files, every photo is trapped in subfolders. Is there an easy way on my iMac to move all the image and video files from this horrendous mess into the Pictures folder (preferably in separate date folders)? I was hoping to use the "import" function in Picasa, but it requires me to click on each specific subfolder separately rather than importing all the photos and videos found within the root folder. I have 199 subfolders within 2 other folders so anything to save me time would be awesome! THANKS!
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I ended up using Google Drive to sync all my photos to my computer. It's all nicely organized there and it links directly with Google Photos! Not sure if it syncs new photos if I add it to my Google Drive > Google Photos folder though.
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I'm desperate to get all my photos backed up on Google Photos back on to my iMac. Time Machine and Photos failed me. I reformatted my iMac thinking I could just restore my photos using Time Machine. Called Apple but they said an error I was getting meant my drive was corrupt (WHY DOESN'T TIME MACHINE CHECK THIS BEFORE BACKING UP TO THE DRIVE???). Anyways, my only copy (thankfully) of all my 732gb of photos (all the photos I've ever taken) were backed up to Google Photos albeit in lower res than the originals.

So, could someone please suggest how best to get these photos back onto my iMac as I don't trust the online copy entirely. I am trying "Takeout" but it gave me 198 zip files to download which I'll do but it's a bit crazy. Can I just download all of them using Picasa? Is there another way?

Thanks!!!
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It turns out that +McKinzie Rose was right! The best way is to use the Google Drive app to run in the background and download all my Google Photos to a folder on my iMac. Then install Picasa and use this as my desktop photo software. Now the question is - will I be able to add photos to my Drive and have it appear in Google Photos? I'll test it out after all my photos are finished downloading. Otherwise I guess I'll have to use Google Photos Backup to do the job for me.
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There are 2 schools of thought I'm struggling with for standards-based assessment. Some teachers prefer to assess using a checklist approach (either you have reached the learning target or not) and some teachers use a rubric (a wider range of possibilities on a scale from 1 - whatever). I realize that in the end I will be using my professional judgement in either case, but in terms of feedback and growth, what do you think works best? This is for a Science 8 class - first year I'm doing PBL.
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Yes! As soon as I started requiring my Grade 9's to find a Mentor for their Genius Hour projects, the quality of their projects improved (depth) and they were able to develop some really useful life skills for sure!
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