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Deron Durflinger
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  • Van Meter, IA
  • United States

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Angela Maiers and Deron Durflinger are now friends
Jun 19, 2010
Deron Durflinger joined Mary Beth Hertz's group

Bloggers Support Group

The purpose of this group is to provide a place for new, intermediate and veteran bloggers to discuss best practices for blogging as well as to provide tips and resources for making a better blog.
Mar 1, 2010
Deron Durflinger joined Steve J. Moore's group

Google Tools for Teachers

Whether you're a Google pro or interested in great free tools for your classroom, this is a place for you to share and learn.
Mar 1, 2010
Deron Durflinger joined Ben Wyatt's group

Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
Mar 1, 2010
Deron Durflinger and Stephanie Ferrell are now friends
Feb 3, 2010
Deron Durflinger replied to Matt Guthrie's discussion 1:1 Laptop Action Steps in the group Edtech
"Matt, We are always looking to partner up with other districts. What do you have in mind? We are going to do a collaborative project with a school in New Jersey, Canada, and other schools in IA. We are also a part of international schools…"
Jan 20, 2010
Deron Durflinger replied to Matt Guthrie's discussion 1:1 Laptop Action Steps in the group Edtech
"Here are a few other things from #vanmeter Shannon Miller can probably share more as well."
Jan 19, 2010
Deron Durflinger replied to Matt Guthrie's discussion 1:1 Laptop Action Steps in the group Edtech
"Matt, This is a link to a presentation I gave this summer about 1:1 programs in Iowa at our School Administrators of Iowa Conference. There is some great info there, or we can skype sometime if you would like or you can email me at…"
Jan 19, 2010
Deron Durflinger left a comment for Cindy Shepherd
"Glad to see you here. Start adding some friends and groups and make connections with other educators. You have to share with them to truly get the benefit. Let me know if you have any questions."
Jan 17, 2010
Deron Durflinger and Stacey Wigant are now friends
Jan 14, 2010
Deron Durflinger joined John Altieri's group


How are you using Diigo in learning environments? This research tool has a great deal of potential for individuals and groups looking to grow and evolve learning.See More
Jan 13, 2010
Deron Durflinger joined Steve Johnson's group

Build the Ideal 21st Century School

This group exists as a place to take the weekly #edchat topics on Twitter and let them guide us towards creating the ideal 21st Century School. After discussing and building this school collaboratively, the aim is to actually get it built!See More
Jan 13, 2010
Deron Durflinger joined Shelly Terrell's group


Join this group to extend the discussion of edchat topics!
Jan 13, 2010
Deron Durflinger joined Lorette Weldon's group

Educators Using Moodle

What do you like about this learning management system? How long have you used it and have had you had success stories that you are willing to share of students benefiting from this tool?See More
Jan 13, 2010
Deron Durflinger replied to Stephen Ransom, Ph.D.'s discussion Looking for Skype Partners
"Stephen, I am the Secondary Principal at Van Meter Schools in Van Meter, IA. I would love to do what I can to help. Here is my blog want to check it out first. This should be a great project. Deron"
Jan 11, 2010
Deron Durflinger and Mark E. Weston Ph.D. are now friends
Jan 11, 2010

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Nicholle Gornicz replied to Maranda Knutson's discussion What new instructional technology will you be using this year in your elementary classroom? in the group Best Practices and Differentiated Instruction
"Google Classroom, Khan academy, Think Through math, I am moving towards a blended learning classroom "
Nicholle Gornicz replied to Holly Kirby's discussion Classroom Technology in the group Best Practices and Differentiated Instruction
"I have been doing a lot of research on Blended Learning.  It seems like a great way to really move into 21st century learning.  Ia m also a special education teacher and I am going to start implementing more technology in my classroom this…"
Nicholle Gornicz replied to Marcy J. Perry's discussion What does inclusion look like in your school for the student, the special educator and gen ed teacher? in the group Special Education
"I am a pull out and inclusion teacher.  When I push into the classroom, I often feel like an assistant.  I basically am there to aide the students with the lessons being taught.  However once the rapport is set then I feel more…"
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Literacy in Special Schools

I'm a teacher in a special school in Australia and we use the 4 Blocks Framework. I was wondering if anyone else uses this literacy framework? What other frameworks do schools use for literacy?See More
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Writing Linguistic Perfection: 10 Steps to Correct Grammar

Do you frequently make mistakes when you write emails or messages to your friends or colleagues? Have you ever noticed that your essays always have perfect structure and good ideas but get lower grades because of the huge number of grammar mistakes? Well, a custom writing service might help…See More

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