Support Learning with Video

Why Use Video? Video is an exciting and easy instructional strategy and assessment tool. This blog will talk about some basics of using video for teaching and learning. First I’ll present some key concepts, and then some options and considerations for gettin...

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Studio in Computing for Learning Resources

Click Here for Google Document Version of Resource Document  Course Description: Maker spaces have proliferated in our schools, libraries, and elsewhere in our communities. Similarly, toys and kits for children now include programming, circuits, single-board ...

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Flipped Graduate Class

Teaching online is a great way to try new methods, and think about a flipped classroom.  One strategy I find works very well for students is the use of short videos.  I use these to introduce the content, explain assignments, or share a landscape post after ...

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Draft Protocol for Adopting New Tools

There is an ever-increasing number of options of instructional materials – including books, devices, and softwares, that may support learning goals.  As district leaders are considering these options, it is important to align resources with district vi...

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Teaching Internationally

Teaching Internationally

In 2011 I was offered a job teaching in Switzerland, and we packed up and moved.  It was an awesome adventure.  We were there for two years, and I often now get asked how we make it happen, so thought I would share. The international season for jobs begins i...

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Science in Second Grade

From: http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/marble-machines Come join 2nd graders who are exploring motion, movement, gravity, and more as they use marbles to learn and tinker.  We are looking for UMF students to help Engage 2nd grade students with questions Mo...

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