Tech Try #1

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Kate Grimes & Stephanie DiMasi, 2nd Grade inclusion classroom at MacArthur So much to do… so little time. Although we haven’t had an opportunity to post as often as we would like, we have been incorporating technology in various ways in our classroom.   Recently we have been using the database PebbleGo especially while we have […]

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Many Questions…

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In my current roles as the Dual Language Coordinator and as a first grade teacher in an ESL classroom at Plympton, I am always looking for  ways to keep parents involved and informed about “goings on” in the dual language program and in our classroom.  My hope is that this pipeline of information would allow […]

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Researching Battles

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One part of history that I always struggled to get into was war battles, and so that followed me into my teaching. Any unit that is war-themed, which let’s be honest, there are quite a few, always make me a little anxious for how I’m going to try to make a creative and engaging lesson […]

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Remind 101: Remember to Remind

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After a frustrating morning with one of my U.S. History II courses, I began to brainstorm ways to increase my students’ achievement. One of the ongoing problems I was having with that particular class was homework completion. This doesn’t just mean that students weren’t completing worksheets or short-term assignments at home. This encompasses all forms […]

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Reflecting on the Multimodal: Classwork 1/5/16

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One common practice of ELA teachers in our district (and I assume in many others) is to have students look at various examples of writing and grade that writing in relation to some type of rubric or scale. Generally, it is represented in the form of an Open Response assignment. In these situations a student […]

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Primary Sources and Technology

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Hi Everyone! My name is Jessica Breidenstine and I am a sixth grade social studies teacher at McDevitt Middle School.  This is my eighth year teaching the Ancient Civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece etc. When presented with this opportunity I reflected on my teaching practices and thought one topic I would like […]

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Let’s Brainstorm! Let’s Collaborate! Let’s Videotape!

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Hello WIN Team Members! We are more than halfway through January and the blog posts have been fantastic! The teaching and learning going on in our classrooms is impressive, and I think we all have learned so much in such a short period of time through the work of this team. If you have not […]

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First Roadblock: Villain, Thy Name is Filter!!

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So, my dream this year was to have a resource page where students to guide themselves through our concepts.  I wanted to get away from the idea that the teacher was the holder of all the answers, and instead promote the idea that there is a vast world at our fingertips, via the internet, where […]

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Tech and the Workshop Model

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My name is Alex Corey, and this is my second year teaching 6th grade ELA in the Waltham school district.  This is also my second year with the 1:1 iPads, so it has been nice to be able to anticipate some of the technological hiccups that come with the 1:1 initiative. This year, I wanted […]

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