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Grant

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Date registered: February 12, 2011
URL: http://www.coetail.asia/members/grantfranke/

Latest posts

  1. UbD Unit – Kicking Systems of Linear Equations’ Booty — April 10, 2011
  2. 1:1 Technology Tips in Math Class — April 1, 2011
  3. A Blog Post on Blogs — April 1, 2011
  4. To QR or Not to QR — March 25, 2011
  5. Are Girls Better Than Boys? — March 24, 2011

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  1. Are Girls Better Than Boys? — 6 comments
  2. A Blog Post on Blogs — 5 comments
  3. UbD Unit – Kicking Systems of Linear Equations’ Booty — 5 comments
  4. To QR or Not to QR — 4 comments
  5. 1:1 Technology Tips in Math Class — 4 comments

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Apr 10

UbD Unit – Kicking Systems of Linear Equations’ Booty

I’ve finished my first legitimate UbD unit and project. You can view it here. It’s a math unit, and the topic is solving systems of linear equations. I think the UbD is okay, but since it was my first, it feels a little stilted or rigid. Some of my essential questions and objectives are a bit too …

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Apr 01

1:1 Technology Tips in Math Class

I went to Jeff Utecht’s session on 1:1 Technology Tips. If you missed it or want to view the links and tools, you can find out more by clicking on his name above. Even though my current school is not a 1:1 laptop school, I hope it will be someday. photo © 2008 Jelle | …

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Apr 01

A Blog Post on Blogs

During the EARCOS conference I had a chance to go to Aloni Cahusac’s sesson on blogs. I was excited because she said it would be more of a workshop than a listening session. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to the announcement. photo © 2007 Andrew | more info (via: Wylio) Nevertheless, there were many …

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Mar 25

To QR or Not to QR

QR code for blog

This morning I experienced my first useful lesson on QR codes. It was full of relevant information, and I started to figure out how I can use QR codes in the classroom. For example, which is better for this post: OR http://bit.ly/hn5Axz Decide for yourself, and let me know in the comments. The best definition …

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Mar 24

Are Girls Better Than Boys?

This morning I had a chance to listen to Michael Thompson, author of the book Raising Cain. He had a lot to say regarding boys versus girls within the educational system. One of my favorite quotes from him during this session was that, “Boys suffer from the tyranny of low expectations.” In other words, Michael …

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Mar 24

Ariane Turley

Today I saw a lot of myself in the student presenter that kicked off this year’s ETC. Her name is Ariane Turley (bio on page 14), and she’s a 12th grade student at HKIS. I too had similar ideals and passions that so many high schoolers seem to naturally possess. It made me think, “Why …

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Mar 23

Student Input

building a classroom from the students' perspective

I really enjoy asking my students to help shape their learning. Therefore, you can imagine how excited I was to read an article from today’s COETAIL Cohort presenters that had the following excert:

Mar 23

Something new I learned today

One of the most practical things I learned to do today was to create lists on Twitter. Now that my network of educators, friends, and other people is around the 100 mark, I’m finding it difficult to sort through what I really want to know. Thankfully, my fellow cohort has encouraged me to create lists. …

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Mar 23

What to Teach?

One of the first conversations at my COETAIL cohort table was about the essential things we need to teach in the classroom. We don’t have a list of these things, but here are some of the things we decided upon: We don’t need to necessarily teach facts, but rather skills The learning in the classroom …

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Mar 23

Early Thoughts in KK

It was a crazy start to my trip to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for the teachers conference called EARCOS at the Sutera Harbor Hotel. First, I seemed to fail at packing some things: no sunglasses, no layer for the cold temp in the hotel, no USB drive, etc. But the worst discovery was that I somehow booked …

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