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Jul 22

Best Sources For Simple Science Experiments

From Larry Ferlazzo’s blog:

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/05/31/the-best-sources-of-ideas-for-simple-classroom-science-experiments/

Jul 18

Digital Teaching Portfolios?

This article first appeared on the Edutopia blog site.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/digital-teaching-portfolio-edwige-simon

Ideas for Integrating a Student Blog into Your Curriculum

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Ideas for Integrating a Student Blog into Your Curriculum

When I moved this blog to WordPress some posts did not survive, so in an effort to move some of my favorite posts with me, I will be republishing them here.  This one first appeared in October, 2012.

One thing I have loved about blogging and what it does for my students is how easily it has been to integrate it into our curriculum.  I knew when we started that I didn’t want an extra layer of…

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Jul 15

Even Our Youngest Students Need Digital Citizenship Skills

This appeared on Kathy Cassidy’s blog.  Kathy will be a presenter at ETC 2015 in Kuala Lumpur in March.

http://kathycassidy.com/

Some Thoughts on Motivation

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Some Thoughts on Motivation

When I moved this blog to WordPress some posts did not survive, so in an effort to move some of my favorite posts with me, I will be republishing them here.  This post first appeared in May, 2011.

“Mrs. Ripp, this is so boring.”  That sentiment greets me on semi-regular basis from one child.  Most days he is passionate, funny, and involved, that is, if he likes what we happen to be during.  Today…

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“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” — Oscar Wilde (via quotesandnonsense)

(via adventuresinlearning)

"Why didn't they teach us this in school?!" -

vwalker:

I see this all the time on reblogs containing interesting (usually historical) info and images.

It angers me.

A) Schools have 13 years (minus about 4 months each) to give you enough of a foundation in reading, writing, math, sciences, state/US/world history, social studies,…

Jul 10

Ditch The Rules but Not the Rigor

This article first appeared on the Mind/Shift blog.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/a-school-that-ditches-all-the-rules-but-not-the-rigor-game-based-school-playmaker/

Whirlwind Tour of PBL Schools

This is an excellent review of a half dozen PBL schools in the U.S. by a UK educator.  This article first appeared on the Edutopia blog.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/whirlwind-tour-pbl-schools-reveals-key-takeaways-suzie-boss

So How Do We Create Passionate Writers?

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So How Do We Create Passionate Writers?

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I started my reading transformation 2 years ago, realizing that I needed to create a sense of urgency and passion regarding books in my classroom.  I knew I should focus on writing, I knew I should dedicate more time to it, more energy to it, and yet… I just didn’t know where to begin.  It wasn’t that I was a bad writing teacher, after all, my students write a lot and often, but…

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