Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Matt’s Tips and Tricks 10-29-2012

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 10-29-2012

Even a hurricane can not delay this edition of Matt’s Tips and Tricks!  We’re hunkering down here in the DC area but I was able to get this edition out to you today (while we still had power).  With Halloween just around the corner, and Hurricane Sandy threatening to knock on our door in MD,

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Mousey Monday

Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookie readers! Mousey is here to help teachers keep their students up to speed with all that is going on with the 2012 Presidential Elections. Teachers can run a search for “election 2012” to pull up our wonderful Election 2012 Content Collection.   The Content Collections draw together

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DEN Stars Shine at MassCUE

Every year the Massachusetts Computer-Using Educators (MassCUE) conference provides many opportunities for learning and sharing among innovative, committed teachers, administrators, and technology specialists. This year was no exception! DEN Stars and Leadership Council members contributed to the conference’s success at every level. Joanne Najarian, MassCUE Board Member and DEN Star chaired the entire successful conference.

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Connecting Math and Literature

Why should I connect math and literature? Literature will help students address the eight standards for mathematical practice. Remember that these practices are not what the teacher will do; these are things that students need to be able to do as fluent mathematicians. Here are some great ideas for connecting mathematics instruction with children’s literature.

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Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Frame for Moving into the Furture

How a leader shows up matters. What a leader believes matters. The leader’s ‘frame’ makes a difference. Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Kae Rader in their book: Appreciative Leadership help leaders to develop their skills and attitudes related to helping to bring about positive systemic change.  The following four attributes are those common to leaders

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EEN: AweSTEM Alternative Assessment Strategies

Are you looking for ways to validate learning beyond reduced choice exams? Join Jason Altman from the DE assessment team and DEN STAR’s Peg Hartwig and Cary Supalo For a refreshing look at 21st C assessment strategies for low incidence populations throughout K12 science and mathematics. All educators interested in alternative assessment strategies for low

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11 Twitter Tips for Educators

I recently saw a post sharing 100 Twitter Tips for Teachers.  It’s a great list, but for me, it’s too big.  I looked through the list and pulled some that I thought were especially important.  Below are my 11 Twitter Tips for Educators, narrowed down from TeachThoughts 100, with some of their notes mixed in with

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Things I Think You Should Read

It’s time for another edition of Things I Think You Should Read.  These are articles and blog posts I’ve seen over the last week or so that I’ve found interesting.  If you’re active on Twitter, you may have seen these already, but for those who haven’t, take some time and read these.  I think you

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