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Calling all teachers!!

I am gathering feedback from teachers about technology. Please take a few minutes to contribute your perspective and pass this along to your teacher friends. http://tinyurl.com/9xwobgl

Much appreciated

Added by Kiera Chase on August 8, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

What teacher can do to techno-fy their classrooms.

It is always difficult to figure out what way to integrate technology and how to use these new tools in ways that make sense. http://blend2learn.org/2012/04/14/a-day-in-the-life/.

this link describes some of the strategies the teachers I work with are using. I would love any thoughts or feedback.

Added by Kiera Chase on April 15, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

What Khan and Khan't happen: the future of Math Education in this country

The beginning of the month saw the publication of an insightful and thought provoking post at Mathalicious. This post really probed the conversation around Khan Academy and the changes that this product and platform has brought to the world of math education. While I agree with much of what was written, there are some aspects of the authors claims that I find problematic.…

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Added by Kiera Chase on February 14, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Project Roll Out on Digital Learning Day

Check out my latest blog post about our activities for Digital Learning Day.

Added by Kiera Chase on February 1, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Project Design

The success of any project is largely due to how well it has been thought out.  In drivers ed. one of the few things I remember is the instructor telling me "to plan your route ahead of time, so that you are not making flash decisions while in a moving vehicle surrounded by other moving vehicles doing unpredictable things."  Seemed like very sound advice to a nervous new driver, and a new teacher. 

Planning my route when it comes to curriculum is something that I have had…

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Added by Kiera Chase on January 21, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

My newest project

I have recently become more involved in an interesting pilot project that is building off of my summer research. Funded by the Gates Foundation I am embarking on uncovering the nuances of moving towards a Blended integration of technology into a Project Based learning environment. I hope to discover innovative ways to work with teachers and students and I hope that you all will follow and provide feedback throughout the process

Added by Kiera Chase on December 30, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Using Khan Academy in the classroom

In the spring I trained all of the Learning Specialist in our network on Khan Academy. They used it a remedial tool for students who struggle in math and as a way to provide extra support and practice, as a skill builder. For summer school we have decided to launch a prototyping of blended learning using google's new Chromebooks. We are in the beginning stages, the students in both the control and experimental groups are taking the pre-test. The control group is receiving traditional Algebra…

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Added by Kiera Chase on June 28, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

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