Teaching inquiry, collaboration, and technology through inquiry, collaboration, and technology.
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I am a big fan of technology. My students are on MacBooks almost daily researching, writing, creating presentations, collaborating on Google Drive, collecting data with digital probes, and analyzing it in Excel.  But after a month of whiteboarding, I have to say that a set of 24 x 36 inch sheets of shower board from […]

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A few weeks ago colleague of mine who is up for tenure asked me if there was anyway that assessment data from his ActiveGrade grade book could be plotted over time to show his student’s progress on various standards over the course of the year.  I told him no.  Yesterday I went back to him […]

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For about 5 years I’ve been asking my engineering students to maintain blogs about their learning and their progress on their design projects.  I’ve always tried to differentiate the blog set-up process by letting the kids who are more tech savvy do their thing, while I gave detailed step-by-step instructions to the less techy kids. […]

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I co-led a great workshop on standards-based grading this weekend with PhysicsTeachersNYC.  We spent about and hour describing  three different implementations of standards-based grading in physics and answering lots of questions from about 30 different teachers.  In the second half of the workshop I got small group time with some teachers trying to make standards-based […]

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