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    Course 4 Final Project: Choices, Choices

    Option 1: Project-based Economics course Inspiration came via my week 2 post about project-based learning Economics final project as I've done it in the past. It's also in need of a better name. Elements of project based learning, fro
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    Project Based Learning is for Teachers too

    The COETAIL site labels project-based learning as “The Past,” but I believe its best days are in the future. Many teachers still only dabble in this method rather than build their teaching around it. In plenty of classrooms we won’t see it a
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    From chalkboards to TPACK: How did we get here?

    I began teaching in a Philadelphia charter school with little access to technology. Integration was not a high priority goal, so as a new teacher I focused on improving my content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. There certainly was plenty to lea
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    Birth of a Visual Résumé

    I’ve never liked my résumé (I mean the document; the actual skills and experience are not so bad). There’s something about a traditional black-and-white list of job titles that fails to excite me. Ever since I attended a data visualization work
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    Zooming to a Zen of Zero

    Parents Night, Back-to-School Night, etc. At my previous school it was called Curriculum Night, when parents come to sit in their children’s desks and meet the teachers. In 2010 I was excited to have a projector in my classroom for the first time,
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    Course 2 Project: Student-driven Innovation

    One of my side projects over the last few years has been developing the WBAIS Geniuses, a student-run help desk and technology innovation club. They've contributed to the school community in a multitude of ways: fielding help requests around school
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    We don't always like what we see

    Photo Credit: lora.todorova via Compfight cc This weeks task "evaluate your own practice of technology integration" was an easy one for me. I could easily sum it up in one word - minimal. Honestly, with two students who regularly bring their IPads t
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    21st Century Karate

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg21M2zwG9Q [/youtube] Is it busy work or does it matter?  I once showed this clip to a class that asked as persistently as Daniel-san why they had to do a certain project. SHOW ME SAND THE FLOOR.
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    Zinking about this year

    Starting this course and opening a new RSS reader has brought me back to a blogger I used to follow years ago. To my delight he’s still in excellent form. A recent post asked us to stop and “zink” about how the year is going. My first thought: