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Why I Use Twitter Professionally

Why I Tweet (As a Teacher) #nt2t pic.twitter.com/U8ZfW1i4RC — Dan McCabe (@danieldmccabe) August 9, 2014

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BYOD in My Classroom

I’ve introduced BYOD into my elementary classroom. This September I will be starting my third serious integration. Sure there have been some issues, but I think the advantages out way the snags. I don’t have a “program”, simply some common … Continue reading

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Schooling vs Making

Constructing Modern Knowledge The term making has just burst into my awareness in the last year. It doesn’t seem to be a remarkably new concept, but it is one I think that is been largely overlooked in my classroom over … Continue reading

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Blooms Taxonomy in Verbs

Revised Bloom's with verbs! via http://t.co/l1jE1ql2B6 #edchat #21stedchat pic.twitter.com/YuksrzV1im” – #BLMSlearns — Susan Vice Bennett (@vicebennett) July 25, 2014 The source is AN ETHICAL ISLAND How to Teach Without a Lecture and other fun

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A Maker

The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or … Continue reading

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What is the point?

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Virtual Field Trips for Canadian Studies

I had a great line up of field trips for my fourth graders. They study Saskatchewan, and we are well located here in Moose Jaw. Next year I am teaching fifth grade. I need to think nationally now. Visit RCMP … Continue reading

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Fourth Grade Rocks and Minerals

I set up three stations this morning. In the first one, students attempted to match rock and mineral samples to a key of the three types of rock. In the second station they had to unscramble the landform pieces and … Continue reading

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Helping Students Listen With Intent

Listening with intent: Listening with intent, or listening with active attention to meeting, is at the heart of purposeful talk. “Hearing is a sound; listening is a thought.” (Michael Opitz and Matthew Zbaracki 2004) listening with intent involves letting the … Continue reading

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Minecraft’s Value

All video games are not created equal. I wouldn’t recommend we encourage youth to play just any game. I doubt transferable skills are learned by repeatedly flapping a bird into a drainage tube. The best educational interventions are those that … Continue reading

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