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Alfonso Gonzalez
Works at Chimacum Middle School
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Lisa, I'm getting a Not Found on the last link
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Yeah, I'm pretty tired of every grade level being about preparing kids for the next grade or grade band, too. If we create valuable learning experiences then we don't need to sell them by telling kids it's to prepare them for anything.
Are my students being adequately prepared? This seems to be one of those questions and conversations that always come up in school. How are you preparing your students? When they are in elementary school we are trying to ...
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Congratulations! :) 
What a nice gift this holiday season to find that Common Sense Media's Graphite blog listed this The Innovative Educator as one of the 11 to follow in 2014.  This blog was in great company with several members of my personal ...
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My students are going to play World of Warcraft in my Science classes! And we're going to learn some Science.
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Gamification Resources that I shared at #rscon4  
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Drat! My school is at a 6 and I thought we were doing rather well! My classes are at a 9 at least! :)

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In his recent article, "14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools," Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson, gives innovative educators, students, and parents some food for thought in their own schools. When I read the article, I co...
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8th grade Life Science. Students will classify the flora and fauna of Azeroth. 
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I finally figured out the difference between Gamification and Game-Based Learning! I'm a bit slow.
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Posts I wrote reflecting on a How We Learn Math online course. It was a great course and I don't even teach Math!
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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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10 ways the research behind banning #mlearning for children is flawed
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You may have come across Cris Rowan's popular HuffPost piece explaining 10 reasons handheld devices should be banned for children under 12.

In Defense of "New Math"
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I'm seeing many of these posts making their rounds on Facebook. I'm seeing statements like, "What the hell is a number line and why do kids

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual
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Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OC

Fear of Being Found Out
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Last year, the coaches and specialists used to talk about the teachers who hated being observed. There were the nervous ones who were always

Share your iPad app list with others | Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch
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Share your iPad app list with others. Tom Barrett tweeted a question today asking how to share your entire iPad app collection with someone.

Not a good enough reason....
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Students Scientists Connect with ISS Astronauts
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Students Scientists Connect with ISS Astronauts:Students from around the US and Canada interview International Space Station scientists orbi

Tech-Savvy Teacher - Jason and Mike are the Tech-Savvy Teachers!
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I wanted to follow up on my post yesterday with another great conversation starter around nutrition. If you didn't get a chance to watch the

how to talk less
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I've deliberately designed my classroom so I speak as little as possible. I don't teach in a 1:1 environment but I think some of my techniqu

Digital Citizenship Poster Now Available in 6 Languages | Edmodo – Safe ...
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Last month we posted a free digital citizenship poster for our educator community to download. The response we received after posting it was

My second interview with CBC Radio on giving kids zeroes
www.joebower.org

What am I doing here? I am Joe Bower and I teach in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I wish to challenge 'traditional' schooling while exploring m

Edublogger Debate: Scaffolding vs. Struggling – Can You Be Too Helpful? ...
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My partner in crime here on The Edublogger, Sue Waters, and I have regular debates and conversations around a wide range of topics. Recently

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Photos: Amazing Solar Flare Views of April 16, 2012
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See amazing photos of the powerful solar flare that erupted on April 16, 2012.

America Via Erica: Coxsackie-Athens High School Valedictory Speech 2010
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Here I Stand Erica Goldson There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, "If I

Stop Stealing Dreams
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The economy has changed, probably forever. School hasn't. School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to

for the love of learning: Grading Moratorium
www.joebower.org

What am I doing here? I am Joe Bower and I teach in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I wish to challenge 'traditional' schooling while exp

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,