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October 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Stop 20th Century Thinking

In the 21st Century our approach to education can and should be very different from previous centuries. The basic skills we teach are pretty much the same, but the tools we have to use require a different approach, as well as additional and very different literacies from centuries past. Information once difficult to find, maintain, and disseminate is now found by a voice command to a mobile device. The model of the teacher as the content expert standing in the front of the room,…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on October 28, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Motivate Students to Learn Math

Motivating students in math is one of the challenging tasks for many of the parents and teachers. Student’s engagement is the key of learning math and math engagement comes from motivation. This article will explore many learning techniques to parents and teachers which allow them to encourage students to get excited about math learning. Many students hate math because they have the feeling that math is a hard subject. Below you can find 7 guaranteed ways which will help students to motivate…

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Added by John Marsh on October 21, 2014 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Basic Concepts Of Statistics

Statistics is a branch of mathematics. Statistics is the art of analyzing and concluding of data. Most of the developments of the statistics occurred in the 20th century. Statistics are used in daily life. Statistics use in medical, business, engineering, media, politics, sports, etc. To understand some basic concepts of statistics follow the below article.…



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Added by John Marsh on October 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Digital Citizenship: Post #2

Blog Post #2 for my 8th grade ICT students. Blogging about Internet Safety/Digital Citizenship. 

http://mrkirsch.edublogs.org/2014/10/12/post-2/

Added by Dan Kirsch on October 13, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Digital Footprint

Students utilizing @Tagxedo while learning about their Digital Footprints and posting on Pinterest!! Love teaching internet safety and technology skills all at the same time!!!  Tagxedo

Added by Dan Kirsch on October 10, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Students utilizing @Tagxedo while learning about their Digital Footprints and posting on Pinterest!! Love teaching internet safety and technology skills all at the same time!!!

Students utilizing @Tagxedo while learning about their Digital Footprints and posting on Pinterest!! Love teaching internet safety and technology skills all at the same time!!!

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Added by Dan Kirsch on October 10, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Important Math Skills For Middle School

Math is a challenging subject for the middle school students. Middle school is a biggest step for any students. Middle school basic math skills are very important because it helps students with more difficult concepts in high school. Middle school math concepts are the foundation of the high school math. This math is more complex than the elementary math. It covers arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, etc. Middle school math concepts is the bridge of elementary school and high school.…

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Added by John Marsh on October 9, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Connected Purpose | CEM #1

October kicks off connected educator month around the world! Below is the mission and goals which you can read on the About page at Connected Educators.  The mission and goals:
Millions of educators and others around the world have participated in…
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Added by Scott Kinkoph on October 6, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

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