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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Still not doing this right

May 27, 2014
Still not doing this right

I don’t think I’m crediting Creative Commons photos correctly yet. I’m going to embed this convenient infographic  from Fotor here to help when I next need a photo. And I’ve noticed that when I copy the embed code, it automatically has the required attribution. Love it! How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter
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Course 4 Final Project

May 26, 2014
Course 4 Final Project

Course 4 Final Project The Course 4 Final Project entails examining several ideas for the Course 5 Project. The task is to “re-designing a unit from the ground up to embed technology meaningfully and authentically as a means to enhancing learning.” For each project, I will try to answer the following questions. Why do...
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Science for science’s sake

May 26, 2014
Science for science’s sake

A dialogue you won’t hear: Speaker 1: I don’t believe in science for science’s sake. Speaker 2: Neither do I. I feel like we should stop wasting money on science unless we can demonstrate that it really helps learning and that it’s something our kids need to know in the future. Speaker 1: Yes,...
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Down on the digital farm

May 16, 2014
Down on the digital farm

In my last post, I wrote about a school in Indiana that was raising cows for slaughter to supply beef to the cafeteria. The “Where’s the Beef?” program allows students to learn animal sciences while providing a tangible (and edible) resource for the school. If you should think that raising cows as part of...
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Nathan Williamson, Pioneering Teacher & Cow Farmer

May 16, 2014
Nathan Williamson, Pioneering Teacher & Cow Farmer

Have you heard of Nathan Williamson? A pioneering teacher and pedagogical hero, lauded in such diverse publications as Hay and Forage Grower and The New York Times, Mr. Williamson is the agriculture teacher behind the groundbreaking idea for Hagerstown High School’s “Where’s the Beef?” program that puts the lives of cows in the hands of high...
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If we are afraid of wearing technology

May 8, 2014
If we are afraid of wearing technology

One of my main projects this year has been to roll-out iPads in our elementary school. It’s been a very rewarding learning experience for me and many of our staff and students. As with all change, there is some resistance. People are comfortable with the way things are. Placing expensive devices that only have...
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