Monthly Archives: January 2012

Synergy2Learn, #EduCon 2.4, #Synergy8 – Questions are the way points on the path of wisdom

How are you engaging learners in community-issues problem solving? Is your school contemplating and implementing more project-based learning? Do you find it challenging to dig into high-quality PBL? Do you wish you could share stories (like around a campfire) about … Continue reading

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“I thought Contagious was bad. Can it be good too?” #Synergy

“I thought Contagious was bad. Can it be good too?”  was an early reaction to Kiran Bir Sethi’s TED talk on day one of Synergy. Have you been introduced to Kiran Bir Sethi, the founder of the Riverside School in Ahmedabad? … Continue reading

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Participating virtually – schedules and spaces that fit learning

My child, A-Sunshine, has not been able to go to school for the past two days.  Yesterday, my schedule allowed me to work from home in the morning while her dad taught his classes.  We then traded locations so I … Continue reading

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Passionate Motivated Learners: 2011 Google Global Science Fair winners

Meet this year’s Google Global Science Fair winners: Lauren, 13, studied the effect of marinades on the level of  carcinogens in grilled chicken. (Google n. pag.) Naomi, 16, proposed that making changes to indoor environments to improve indoor air quality … Continue reading

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Enrichment Activity: The Fibonacci Sequence & Series

What do we do with or for learners that enriches their view and learning of patterns and math?  How to we inspire learners to connect math and patterns to real things? In our Algebra I team, we’ve been discussing how … Continue reading

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Collaborative Learning through Peer Observation

While we need to continue working with some of our learners on the essentials from first semester, we must begin the necessary work to learn the essentials of second semester too.  DD and I took about 30 minutes right after … Continue reading

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How do we use the December exam as formative assessment?

Our learners took exams (summative assessment) prior to the Christmas break.  But, can’t we use the exam as both a summative assessment AND a formative assessment? I’m interested and curious about different strategies and methods used to help learners process … Continue reading

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If a picture is worth 1000 words, what is video worth?

Which is most appealing to you?  Which draws you in and generates questions? Data represented above gleaned from worldometers: real time world statistics. Infographic from Bits of Science. Infographic from Data Visualization Encyclopedia, Information Technology, Symbols, Posters, Infographics Video from … Continue reading

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