1. DEN Techformation – Leveraging A MOOC

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    What is a MOOC? (see video below) It is a Massive Open Online Course.  Most times it is completely free.  Carnegie Mellon offers “No instructors, no credits, no charge.” Forty public universities will offer free online courses with full credit starting spring 2013.   Why would a school do that well in an effort to entice potential students […]

  2. Project based learning in math

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     I just finished reading a post in Education Weekly that was given to me by my principle Chuck Malone . He asked us to comment on it with respect to our content area using google+ and I thought I would re-post it here. “Pick compelling subjects: help students frame big but specific questions;” (Deeper Project Based Learning, Tom […]

  3. First Day of School Ideas!

    Try something new for the start of school this year. Here are some suggested activities form some leaders in education. There are suggestions about seating assignments as well as thoughts for making new students feel at home in your room. Robert Byrne: http://bit.ly/13JIv6T Tom Barrett – 36 Ways to get to know your class better: http://bit.ly/14Bkvsx Edudemic […]

  4. 5 Days Remaining: Augmented Reality for Newbies :)

    Wikipedia explains augmented reality as “…a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data…..in which the view of reality or real life is digitally modified” Think of this as if you are looking at a flower and someone places a transparency […]

  5. 14 Days Remain: Don’t forget to write! (Edmodo)

    I would classify Edmodo as an online communication tool for a group of people. That group can be teachers, teacher/students/parents, a social group, grade level or department. Using Edmodo can be a substitute for a face-to-face meeting or eliminate off task activity. As a part of DiscoveryEducation Network, I have used Edmodo in our Summer […]

  6. 16 Days left of my summer: eVocabulary projects

      I had the great fortune of attending the Common Core Conference at Discovery Communication HQ in Silver Spring, MD. This two-day workshop was full of seminars and networking with other teachers. One session was delivered by Rabecca Hart about using eVocabualry tools in the classroom. Here are her recommendations: (Thanks Rabecca!) Visit Voki.com and create a […]