Process With Paper and Pencil, Produce With Technology
Apr29

Process With Paper and Pencil, Produce With Technology

By: Michael Paul Bland Kaufman, Carol Morgan School, Dominican Republic I sat on a Q&A teacher panel a few weeks back during a high school staff meeting about the upcoming expansion of our school’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. A few teachers questioned, the same question that has come along at every step of our school’s journey to a full 6-12 implementation of BYOD, what is the balance between paper and pencil...

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Archive Twitter Chat: AASSA Conference Follow Up Experience
Apr28

Archive Twitter Chat: AASSA Conference Follow Up Experience

On April 27, 2016, #AASSA held its first Twitter Chat, co-moderated by Chris Davis and Silvia Tolisano. 29 educators gathered from around the AASSA region for a follow up experience to reflect in community about the recent International Educators’ Conference in Lima, Peru. In one hour, using the Q1/A1 format, over 200 tweets were exchanged and the value of connecting to learn, reflect and share beyond physical days of a...

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Improving Parent Conferences with Technology and a Focus on Process
Apr26

Improving Parent Conferences with Technology and a Focus on Process

By Jason Deehan, Carol Morgan School, Dominican Republic My middle school colleagues, especially Mike Kaufman and I, recently decided to revamp student-led conferences (again!). This quarter, we introduced technology and changed the overall focus of the meeting. Our school became fully BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) this year so we decided to have the students showcase their growing proficiency in academic technology by involving their...

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Discovering Art Within S.T.E.A.M.
Apr26

Discovering Art Within S.T.E.A.M.

Discovering Art Within S.T.E.A.M. article contributed by LakeshoreLearning.com Art can be many things. It can be free-form creativity, an expression of feelings, representation of life, the beginning of an experience, or the reflection of one. When applying Art into the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), the whole process is opened up to endless possibilities. But, if there is a solution that will...

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#AASSA Twitter Chat: Reflection of the Looking For Learning Conference in Lima
Apr25

#AASSA Twitter Chat: Reflection of the Looking For Learning Conference in Lima

Conferences are intense sprints of divergent thinking, ideas flying by at hyperwarp speed.  Then we are transported back to our school routines, mumbling to ourselves the conference mantras… be a provocateur, just do one thing, less is more, complete the circle, look for what?  Ah, yes, learning!  Meow.  Sketchnotes to review, storified tweets to digest, blog posts to write, and goals to set. Co-Moderators Chris Davis and Silvia...

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