Monthly Archives: April 2006

More Assessment On The Run

In my post Project Learning – Assessment On The Run I talked about how when you do project based learning you plan the projects to teach specific standards, but students are exposed to and learn a bunch you didn’t plan. … Continue reading

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Are We Safer In The Dark?

You have a toddler at home. The street in front of your house could be dangerous. They could get hit by a car or picked up by a stranger. You’ve seen news stories about it on TV… in the paper … Continue reading

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What’s Frustrating About Teaching To The Test?

Sorry, but I had to write this to blow off steam after some recent conversations. I am not against testing. Testing that helps evaluate where students are so you can make informed decisions on where to go next with them … Continue reading

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Working, Breathing, Reproducible, Intriguing Models

Students blogging, creating content, manipulating text, graphics and video, designing and producing projects and all that technology and Web 2.0 has to offer – Wow! It’s so obvious what dynamic, mind stretching and engaging platforms technology, problem-based and project-based learning … Continue reading

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Response To: Powerful Beyond Measure

Miguel Guhlin posted a great piece today Powerful Beyond Measure that is a must read. In it he states: “The words of Isaiah, as Bonhoeffer shared them, are, “He who believes does not flee.” The words strike home as I … Continue reading

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Tech Reluctance

One of the differences between teachers that consistently use technology in their classrooms and those that don’t is the reaction when things don’t go smoothly. Many teachers at my school and that I’ve had in trainings give up after something … Continue reading

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Paper, Pencils and Books May Not Boost Student Achievement

Paper, pencils and books have been used in schools in America for more than a hundred years – probably for more than 200 years – lets just say for a long time. This concerns me because It appears to me … Continue reading

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Project Learning – Assessment On The Run

This is the hard part about project-based learning for many people. The very best part, the most exciting learning – the “Magic” of project-based learning is often what just happens spontaneously – the messy part. Yes, you go through the … Continue reading

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Marsopolis – Design A creature to live on Mars

View the video of our Mars Creatures discussed below. After going over some of the basics on space travel, facts about the solar system, and some lessons on the unimaginable distances in space – one of the first activities I … Continue reading

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Response to: Is Experimentation Ethical?

Doug Johnson over at The Blue Skunk Blog made me write this post in response to this: Questions that come from the dark side of the force… Why should a teacher be given any more latitude to be “creative” with … Continue reading

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