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Jennifer Auten
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Reflective Conversations About Student Thinking
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in 2 conversations regarding students thinking about their own learning.  Both were excellent reminders of why it's important for students to participate in such activities and strategies to make it happen. The...

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Thoughts From Common Sense Education's Teacher Institute
Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend and speak at Common Sense Education's Teacher Institute.  The topics this year was Assessment Beyond the Gradebook.  I enjoyed the small conference size (about 100 people) with attendees arranged at tables of 8 and ...

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Makers Empire 3D Printing
As part of Silicon Valley Education Foundations iHub program, a co-worker and I piloted Makers Empire in the fall.  It's a 3D printing app we used on our iPads.  I haven't used any other 3D printing apps so I can't make a comparison, but I've been very impr...

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Using FaceTime to Offer Real World Solutions
This school year rather than having my students FaceTime other classes or professionals to gather information, we've been using FaceTime to solve problems. I started by identifying real problems and decisions that people I know are currently facing.  The ke...

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Seesaw NBC Interview
Last week I had the opportunity, along with Kelly Galante, another teacher at my school, to talk about Seesaw.  We were interviewed on the Asian Pacific America show on NBC. Here's the clip of what we had to say.  It was part of a longer segment about our s...

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Webinar About Collaboration in the Classroom
Through Common Sense Education I had the opportunity to give a webinar on EdWeb about collaboration in the digital classroom. To watch a recording click here

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How I Use Epic! in the Classroom
Last week I gave a webinar about how I use Epic! in my 2nd grade classroom.  In case you missed it, here's a link to a recording of the video. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3dJ2lWFsHMDekZXc0puTEMwYzg/view?usp=sharing

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Thank you Edpuzzle, good-bye Zaption
I have been a fan of Zaption for the last couple years and sorry to hear that they're shutting down at the end of September.  I decided my project for the weekend would be to transfer my videos from Zaption to Edpuzzle, the service I had decided to use inst...

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Amazon Education Has an OER Platform
A few months ago Amazon Education launched a private beta open education resource platform.  I've been lucky enough to be a private beta participant and I'm enjoying the site.  It's easy to find resources and get ideas from other innovative and effective ed...

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Upstander Comments Using MC Squares
The last activity of the year that we did with the MC Squares was to write positive comments about each classmate.  Each student wrote their name in the middle of their MC Square.  We passed the squares around and each student wrote a bucket-filling comment...
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