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Kathleen Kocimski
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  • Naperville, IL
  • United States
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Kathleen Kocimski commented on Thomas Whitby's video
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The Map of Mathematics

"Well this is the spectacular! I am absolutely going to use this in the first week of school. When am I ever going to use this?...Thanks for asking!"
Wednesday
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What is Powtoon - Find out what Powtoon is and what it can b

"My student coordinator and I watched this and another You Tube tutorial. In truth, it is similar to the features on Google Slides and Power Point. It is more bedazzled though."
Wednesday
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Special Education - The Basics of an Intervention Assistance Team

"Well, I learned a new acronym, IAT, Intervention Assistance Team. We just call it the "Yellow Team" since the tier 2 part of the triangle is yellow. Otherwise, that is exactly what we are doing as well."
Apr 11
Kathleen Kocimski replied to Roland Baker's discussion Question about Spanish Speaking
"In my district, because of the high ESL population and PERA/ESSA laws, teachers are being moved around if they do not have an ESL endorsement, but that is the law and my district is just following it. "
Apr 11
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Games and the Future of Education | ABUNDANCE

"I think that the gamification of education is a useful tool in educating students. However, when the author said that students who drop out list the #1 reason is being bored. I would like to make clear that sometimes in life you are bored. I LOVE…"
Apr 8
Kathleen Kocimski replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"Our district has gone to a break-out format. Sure, we sit for an hour and listen to someone discuss something that could be presented in 10 minutes. After that, we can pick which session fits our needs as an educator. It is the GREATEST! Then, at…"
Apr 8
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NEA's Lily Eskelsen García on What Teachers Do

"Absolutely! I love it! It is so true that there are many people out in the world that just simply do not get all that we do. It is surprising because they were in school, do they really not remember?"
Apr 6
Kathleen Kocimski replied to Roland Baker's discussion Why doesn't Classroom have a grade book?
"We sent feedback as well. We also would like to see folders in Google Classroom for each unit of study."
Apr 6
Kathleen Kocimski commented on Eileen Lennon's blog post Parent Teacher Conference is a learning experience for me
"I absolutely agree. My cooperating teacher years ago told me that every face that we see is the pride and joy of a family and we need to honor that. That has stayed with me for years!"
Apr 6
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Hacking the classroom | Brian Aspinall | TEDxKitchenerED

"What a wonderful idea to link coding with transformations. My colleague Rob Schoonveld walked into my classroom and suggested the same idea when I was teaching translations. "
Apr 4
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Alfie Kohn on Oprah

"I have not heard about Alfie Kohn in years. It was good to see him again even if the video is old. I wonder if he had some foresight into the creation to the Millennial Generation. "
Apr 3
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The Next Big Thing in Edtech is Here

""TECHNOLOGY WILL NEVER REPLACE EDUCATORS" Thank you for saying that.  Train the old dogs to do new tricks."
Mar 31
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The Next Big Thing in Edtech is Here

""TECHNOLOGY WILL NEVER REPLACE EDUCATORS" Thank you for saying that.  Train the old dogs to do new tricks."
Mar 31
Kathleen Kocimski and Rob Schoonveld are now friends
Mar 31
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Top 10 Digital Platforms that Turn Teachers into Mentors

The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers are being transformed into mentors. Since the role of the educator is changed, everything else changes, too: the teaching methods, the testing and grading, the way we pay…See More
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Aaron A. McLeary commented on Vivi Hamilou's blog post THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM – LESSON 1 – DEGREES OF ADJECTIVES
"Vivi,  I noticed that you are conducting Flip Classroom teaching style. I was wondering was it difficult to set up and are you the only teacher in your school that is doing it?"
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