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Capturing System Sound

On February 26, 2014 By

To create a screencast, using Quicktime player, that also captures system sounds Soundflower is the tool to use. I mentioned that after installing it you set Soundflower as your output device and when creating your screencast  or audio recording select Soundflower as your input device. However, since Soundflower is [...]

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Slope and Intercepts

On February 19, 2014 By

I used to have kids create the graphs with pencil and paper then look for patterns but that was 20+ years ago. Last year I used GeoGebra and a Java Applet for an exploration of slope. Get the students to play with y=mx+b and build their own understanding.

So far this year I am really [...]

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Lots of Noize

On January 10, 2014 By

The noise in my grade six class has been intense, loud, excited for the past few periods.  The kind of noise that makes you just stop and close your eyes to listen to make sure. But what you hear is very directed. A mixture of “how do we…”, “I can’t”… and today a giant screech/squeal [...]

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Badge Exploration

On November 28, 2013 By

Started a new exploration with Badges, as what I had hoped to do originally didn’t work out. So I will use them with a smaller group of kids and try adding them to my DEAR (drop everything and read) class.

Today I created the  badges. I am using the images below for my Quests Badges and [...]

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Math Resources

On November 24, 2013 By

I have used CK12.org tools more this year.

CK12′s Flexbook system allows you to create a personalized textbook and there are a number of resources that I can use to  differentiate instruction. I really like that content provided by CK12.org can be modified and personalized for your class. Change names of students in the example [...]

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App Tinkering

On November 8, 2013 By

Been quite interesting figuring out how to bring this together.

I’ve been reading Invent To Learn:Making Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom. I have always liked playing around with different things and one place I’ve been “tinkering” around the past little while is looking at how different apps can come together to create content. In the video [...]

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The next wave of the digital revolution arrives next year, with every child in the UK being taught computer programming. But is Britain ready?


Gary Bertoia‘s insight:

When I first started teaching it was one of the few [...]

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