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Jim Reiner II
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Individual Blog Post FINAL
Individual Blog Post FINAL Inspired Writing (14-15) was just as challenging as ever.   This being my second cohort, I was just as happy with the results: Challenging thinking, Emerging tools, Best practice. Isn’t it ironic that despite all of the learning t...

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January: Kaizena to Movenote to Google Hangout Evolution
January: Kaizena to Movenote to Google Hangout Evolution Early this year we, in the Inspired Writing cohort, were exposed to a variety of ways for students to collaborate with each other using a variety of tools. We were early adopters of Kaizena (which is...

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November: Online Assessment Reflection
November: Online Assessment Reflection Our team has been cobbling together assessments to not only assess our student’s understanding of Common Core State Standards in literacy, but to also prepare them for the format of the test. We started the year distr...

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October: Skype Reflection
October: Skype Reflection Skype was working well for our real-time needs, but lacked in some areas. Positives: -Students appreciated using Skype with us if they were absent and already had an account at home on a reliable machine. -My students seemed to en...

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Beyond Gamification?
Beyond Badges: Why Gamify? Although I have successfully utilized badges with students for a few years now, I’m finding that there is a growing number of detractors out there that concerned about the effect gamifying a classroom has on intrinsic motivation. ...

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Building the Plane While We Fly It
Building the Plane While We’re Flying It I love attending tech conferences, but usually after the first day I feel like the workers in the plane in the video above and that we, as teachers/professionals in the field, expect the passengers (students and pare...
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