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Alfonso Gonzalez
Works at Chimacum Middle School
Attended UCLA (Go Bruins)
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Congratulations! Oregon, huh? I'm in WA, maybe I'll see you at next year's NCCE conference! :)
After eleven years as a middle school teacher (and a year mixed in there as a technology coach who focussed on ELL), I am about to embark on a new journey as Assistant Professor at George Fox University in Oregon. My major focus will be educational technology and I hope to do so with a lens of ...
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Playing World of Warcraft with 6th graders in school has been a positive experience. Game-Based Learning is a great way to engage kids and have them practice 21st Century Skills!
The above video shows an example of how my 6th graders are playing World of Warcraft during the WoWinSchools course I am teaching this year. Slowly,
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Who's your pick to win the Super Bowl? http://on.mash.to/163VJlL

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An example of how even common assessments can inaccurately report on student learning.
Sebastian Bergmann Some Rights Reserved I’m taking an online course, Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading, from the Marzano Research Laboratory,
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When to share learning expectations and when NOT to share learning expectations.
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Game-Based Learning, #gbl , with World of Warcraft, WoW, in Science. My thoughts and reflections.
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Totally with you there, Josh! I've had one of my most challenging years ever. I've second guessed every move and every assignment and in the end I stand by my choices because I made them all to offer ALL my students the best learning experiences. Lots of failure but I'm hoping that there were positive impacts too. 
As another school year draws to a close I always like to look back and reflect on the year. For me this was an especially difficult and trying to school year. The students that I worked with although rewarding, were often cha...
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The need to educate primary teachers so they feel comfortable teaching science. So many rich opportunities to integrate STEM into the Humanities!
 
News in Education: Science 'squeezed out of primaries' - Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests. http://ow.ly/2Vxkaq
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
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I didn't know until I saw an interview by Vinz and Nico that their Am I Wrong? song is about following your passion! Totally reminds me of 20% Time and Genius Hour!
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Interesting thoughts on how Math should be taught and learned.
Believe it or not, math is changing. Or at least the way we use math in the context of our daily lives is changing. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century. Don’t take my word for it. I [...]
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My final reflections on using WoW in a Science classroom. #gbl  
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What am I missing here? Reflection on a tough year where a majority to students refused to engage in my classes.
I need a fresh perspective on something I've been struggling with this school year. My reason for gamifying my courses was to motivate and engage more of my
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A Middle School Science Teacher
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Born in Miami, FL, Cuban-American, moved to Southern Cal and now living in Pac NW. Went from Hot and Humid, to Hot and Dry, and now in Cold and Wet!!
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15 Straight Years of Getting at Least One Grant per Year!
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Content Integrationist (EA Gen National Board Certification), and Tech Integrationist (Put together my own class 1:1)
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    Middle School Science Teacher, present
  • Main Street Elementary
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America Via Erica: Coxsackie-Athens High School Valedictory Speech 2010
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for the love of learning: Grading Moratorium
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Tech Transformation: Teachers as Leaders - part 1
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When I'm thinking about all the really important changes that are happening in schools these days, when I'm thinking about global pr

Math Reflections: Awards
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Our middle school staff just had a lively conversation about the possibility of making some changes to our student-led monthly award assembl

ROLE Reversal: Harvard study misses the mark
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Harvard study misses the mark. I have been known to complain about bad or misinterpreted research. Today, I came upon another flawed study,