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D. Ripollone is a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network

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Entries Tagged as 'Teacher Ideas'

Not just for play: Video games seek to motivate youth on climate change | Devex

July 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Teacher Ideas, Teaching Strategies

Not just for play: Video games seek to motivate youth on climate change | Devex. Looks like an interesting game. Never knew about the “Games for Change” movement. A movement that promotes using “digital games for social change” (wikipedia). I’ve used games before NASA’s Mars Rover Game on the xbox 360 and we have used […]

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July 2015: HOTS for Bloom’s, part 1 | Discovery Education.

July 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Teacher Ideas, Teaching Strategies

July 2015: HOTS for Bloom’s, part 1 | Discovery Education. I definitely like the “Strategies for enhancing higher order thinking”. Kathy Schrock does a good job in mapping out the cognitive processes in Bloom’s Taxonomy. Her “Cogs of the Cognitive Processes” really simplifies the whole the picture. And the “Verbs” table does a good job […]

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Board Builder Revisited

December 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, Teacher Ideas, Teaching Strategies, Web 2.0 Tool

Well the project is finished and I am happy to say the students enjoyed the use of the Board Builder in the Discovery Ed. The boards were simple but visual pleasing. Students used the boards to visually outline their Alternative Energy Projects. When talking to some of the students about the Board Builders, they commented […]

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Thanksgiving …. Board Builder…

December 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Article, Discovery, Project, Teacher Ideas, Teaching Strategies, Web 2.0 Tool

Check out the new post on the tool offered by Discovery; the new board builder. see more…..  

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Discovery Fall VirtCon 2013

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

Want to read about the Fall VirtCon 2013, read the summary I posted here

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Using Doceri, iMovie, & Telagami to Make Flipped Videos

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Article, Flipping the Classroom, Teacher Ideas, Web 2.0 Tool

Using Doceri, iMovie, & Telagami to Make Flipped Videos – jonbergmann.com. I know it’s been a while since my last post. It’s coming I promise. Meanwhile I think this would be an interesting addition to my flipped videos. I’ve been fretting recently on how to make my videos more interesting and have planned on redoing […]

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Literacy Project completed

September 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Modeling/Whiteboarding, Project, Teacher Ideas

I finally completed the Literacy project and found it worked out well. I’m thinking of using a principle every day to warm the class up. It could come from any one of the Literacy’s we used in the project. Idea forming, year long project? Maybe? If you have any ideas feel free to post them. […]

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Two Full Weeks in the Bag….NASA MiniGrant

September 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Assessments, Environment, Flipping the Classroom, Labs, Modeling/Whiteboarding, NASA explorers school, Project, Teacher Ideas

Title says it all, we finally finished two full weeks. And wow, it has been flying by. Every time I look up at the clock at school, the day is almost over and I can never cover everything I want to cover. Oh well! Let’s see where should I start first…Oh well we had our […]

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Great Ending to a wonderful Experience

July 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, Siemens Research, Siemens STEM Academy, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

The final night proved to be amazing. During the day we had a luncheon with our sponsors. The two main sponsors were Siemens and the College Board. We meet both and introduced ourselves to them. It seems the College Board are the ones who pick the teachers to go to these experiences.  I guess I […]

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Teacher’s experience continues day 11 and counting

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, Project, Siemens Research, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

I’m writing this after we had finished the experience, just a bit behind. But it will have to due, I was really busy on the experience so keeping up with the entries was tough. On Monday, we went back to the lab to finish our samples. And during that time we received data from our […]

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