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Very cool use of a technology our middle school students are learning to use in the CAD. 

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Notes from Monday. I'd love to unearth the good ideas people poached from the sessions I missed. 
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Interesting opinion article about science and its importance. 

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The third annual EdCamp Tokyo is a great way to connect with other teachers in the Kanto Plains region. The format is an Un-conference model where teachers inquire into a myriad of topics, build professional learning networks, and connect with teachers of like mind.
Registration is now open!

https://docs.google.com/a/asij.ac.jp/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebNFRg-39gHWBZScMtZw8Y3Qv3p2Gn6nZoKohnd-cY-HONGQ/viewform

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Do you know that you can add cards and annotations to YouTube video?

Here is how it helped my students:
- They became more critical viewers
- It prompted discussion
- It increased motivation to further research

Please find the links below from support pages.

Cards:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6140493?hl=en

Annotation:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/92710?hl=en

If you are interested, email me. I would like to share more about how I use this tool!

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edX also offers a broad program of other courses that will enrich your learning and connect you to colleagues around the world. See all of their offerings at this site:

https://www.edx.org/course/subject/education-teacher-training

A couple courses coming up look relevant and interesting: Design Thinking for Leading & Learning, and Leading Ambitious Teaching & Learning All courses are free (choose audit course instead of verified certificate option).

Enjoy and search for some great opportunities to learn. Sign up with a colleague or your team!



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This short article includes three brief videos about creating a schoolwide culture of feedback. The first video includes 1st graders giving feedback to each other on a science/math ordering activity and 7th graders giving feedback on their poetry. The second video shows a group of teachers looking at student work in order to give constructive, non-judgmental instructional feedback to a colleague that can be used in further teaching. The third video, "Austin's Butterfly," will be no stranger to many teachers in the ES who have used this to show what kind, specific, and useful feedback can look like to visibly help a peer improve his or her work. 

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Interesting uses of Design Thinking in practice outside of design and education. Check out NPR's podcast article on "Getting Unstuck"

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Happy Friday, ASIJ! I have created a Google Site for Online Professional Learning Networking...

Get the Most out of Social Media and Open Ed Resources (OER) by Following the Trendsetters and Experts in the Field of Education Awesomeness!

I would love some feedback!

Ginny

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Are we using design thinking as an effective teaching and learning strategy?
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