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Alison Eber
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Getting Started with a Flipped Classroom
Last week, I shared a bit about why I flipped my classroom, and I got some great questions! Today I want to share a bit more about my process and the logistics for flipping. There are lots of ways to do it, and I'm sure there are many other great ideas out ...

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Have you tried "flipping" any parts of your instruction? Today I'm sharing about my experiences with flipping my fourth grade math class last year. I will never go back.

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5 Reasons to Flip Your Math Class
Of all the subjects, math is probably my favorite to teach. But it is definitely not easy. By the time students are in fourth grade, there's often a wide range of abilities. Last year, I had students who could barely add and subtract and others who were wor...

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Teachers' voices matter, and I want to hear from you!
Hi bloggy friends! I know it's been forever since I've updated this blog, and trust me -- lots of ideas are percolating in the hopper about my flipped(!) fourth grade classroom and other things I've tried this year. I promise those posts are coming! But in ...

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ATLAS.ti and the Inevitability of Compromise
I've become spoiled as a Mac user. I first made the switch from PCs to Macs when I took my current job in City Schools of Decatur. I was handed a Macbook on my first day of work and was forced to make the switch. I remember it being a culture shock in the b...

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Scrivener and Writing
One of the things that has surprised me most about my journey through digital tools this semester is how many tools I'm already using can be repurposed for qualitative research. Scrivener is one such tool. I started using Scrivener as a fan-fiction(!) write...

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Evolutions
When I first started this course, I was a little apprehensive. While I am able to pick up technology skills fairly easily, I'm still in the very early stages of my doctoral program. I have an idea for my dissertation topic, and I know that technology will p...

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Video Killed the Radio Star
While I don't expect that I will do a lot of video analysis -- at least in the short term -- I was impressed by all of the features that Transana has to offer. The video overview was helpful in showing some of the powers of the software. I was especially in...

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Land of Confusion
This week's readings were very interesting, and they raised several issues that I hadn't previously considered. More than ever, I feel like a lot of my ideas about these topics are in flux, and I don't know where I land on these topics. 1. Challenges of tem...

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Netnography, Virtual Worlds, and Tool Adoptions
Since the last class, I've been thinking a lot about my love for digital tools and whether I need to put my attitude about tool adopters vs. non-adopters in check. The best I can say is...maybe. I didn't grow up around computers. I'm not a digital native. T...
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