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How do you do more with less?

As a leader, parent, spouse, and teacher, the demands on our lives seem to be increasing.   How do we do more with less? In conversation I had with Vicki Davis( aka coolcatteacher ) this weekend, she introduced me to the connection between a project management style known as agile and education. (see white paper

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Ananth Pai: engaging students through scalable game based curriculum

Abstract: Submission to the United States Innovative Education Forum http://www.microsoft.com/education/uspil/usief/default.mspx. Ananth Pai’s objective is to achieve fifth grade level growth from third grade class by individualized learning using NWEA MAP assessment and their learning continuum (DesCartes) for Reading and Math, and engaging students at all times through scalable game based curriculum I first learned about

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New Beginnings

Published on August 25, 2012 by in Uncategorized

The new semester has begun. I love the beginning of the school year. I always have. When I worked outside the academic world I was always a little bit sad at this time of year. I would get jealous of the people that I knew that were still in school or that had children were. The

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Abstract: In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. For more awesome inspiration, please visit Ted.com In this talk, I believe Mr. Robinson is trying to understand why

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5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science

Stop! Take 10 seconds to consider a world where computer programs did not exist.   In this world of “no computer programs,”  the following is true: The internet does not exist. Facebook does not exist. You would not be reading this blog article. Your phone would just make phone calls… Oh… phones won’t work either.

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How to reduce stress by keeping work organized using EverNote

In a previous post, we had introduced Getting Things Done(GTD), a system for productivity focused on helping you reduce stress by helping you stay organized.  A friend of mine from Forerunner communications, sponsored a cool series of YouTube tutorials on GTD.   These videos help you implement the GTD system in EverNote.  My wife and

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The Role of a Teacher

Published on August 15, 2012 by in stem, teaching

Posting by my wife Dr. Sarah Rosario As I begin my second year as a college professor I find myself examining the purpose of my job. I read this article (http://bit.ly/MuFH9q) the other day and it made me think hard about my role as a teacher. A couple of lines stood out for me: “Education

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3 Resources to connect with other educators and have a great school year

http://www.flickr.com/photos/haiko/154105033/sizes/m/in/photostream/ I love to discover deals and free stuff(books, resources, tools.)   I am the type of person who thrives on connecting with people too.   The act of forming relationships and learning about other people and their ideas have profound personal education benefits.   As I help my wife start to prepare for her

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Curiosity has landed! Touch down confirmed!

Published on August 6, 2012 by in nasa, stem, technology

Curiosity and NASA team… You’ve made us all proud!   This is the Olympics of engineering! Wow! The rover sent back pictures too! MarsCuriosity You asked for pics from my trip. Here you go! My 1st look (of many to come) of my new home… MARS! #MSL pic.twitter.com/894ouNJt @MarsCuriosity No photo or it didn’t happen? Well lookee here,

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We’re about to land on Mars! Go NASA and Curiosity!

Published on August 6, 2012 by in nasa, stem, technology

We’re about to land on Mars! Wahoo! Watch it live! Streaming video by Ustream To learn more about the mission, please visit this article from CNN. Links: http://eyes.nasa.gov/index.html How does the rover land? – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU Mission details Nasa.gov Thanks @doctorjeff for the count down!  

 
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