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Allison Polgar
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Direct Instruction
I think direct instruction is necessary, but can easily be overused.  I think students need some kind of engagement and way to make learning meaningful.  Spitting information at them for hours on end with no break in teaching method is, I think, not effecti...
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Aurasma
I was amazed at how Aurasma worked!  I'm still in shock that something like that could be made-people are so innovative! It can be such a helpful and engaging tool in the classroom, especially since teachers are now in competition with other distractions mo...
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6 word memoir
6 word memoir
6 word memoir
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I appreciated being taught how to use iMovie because I've had a Mac for 4 years and had no idea how to work this program.  I was surprised at how simple it was to use!  With more practice, I would definitely use this in my class.  However, I think it would ...
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SS Timeline/ELA 1 word memoir
I loved the SS timeline idea!  I thought it was a brilliant idea with no drawbacks.  The activity utilized multiple learning styles, and since the teacher would ask students why they placed the American figures where they did on the timeline, she made sure ...
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TPACK and Integration
I think integrating technology in teaching will eventually become a necessity in order to keep students' interest and attention in the content being taught.  Depending on where you are teaching, students will have varying levels of exposure to different tec...
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