Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 12

Technology in My Classroom

Although this is my 7th year teaching with my current school, this year has mirrored by “freshmen” teaching year in many ways.  This year I’ve started teaching a brand new course, we’ve switched to completely new social studies curriculum, and every student now has a lap top with them for every class.  It’s been enjoyable, …

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Dec 12

“To Boldly Go….

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About 15 years ago, I was in the 6th grade and I remember a distinct conversation my teacher Mrs. Kormash was having with us.  If we were standing in the room, I could take you to where I was sitting and where she was standing, talking about electronic books.  Mrs. Kormash was sharing with us …

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Dec 04

Not Yet Totally Flipped

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Last year, a former colleague of mine, Brian Bennett, shared with our staff his efforts to model his chemistry class in as a flipped classroom.  I was intrigued and excited by his efforts.  I had been trying to implement more student mastery learning in my social studies classes over previous years, but lack of technology …

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