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App Smashing + Augmented Reality = Culminating Math Activity by @mraspinall

App Smashing + Augmented Reality = Culminating Math Activity by @mraspinall

App Smashing: A Definition … The art of imaginatively using multiple apps to create an enhanced project. There are no limitations here peeps … let your mind (and your students minds) soar! I’ve been feeling quite inspired lately. I account some of that to my role on our TLLP project of helping others with technology. […]

Finding The Factors of a Number Using Computer Science by @mraspinall #edtech

Finding The Factors of a Number Using Computer Science by @mraspinall #edtech

Factors and multiples. A very important mathematics concept. Understanding how to determine factors and multiples is a unique skill. There are divisibility rules for numbers ending in 0, 5, 2 etc. There is the sum of the digits rule. This week we took these practices to the next step. When it was evident we (as […]

There Is No Room For Ego in School #leadership #lkdsb

There Is No Room For Ego in School #leadership #lkdsb

I read a short article this weekend about the possibility of schools letting teachers operate the direction based on consensus of staff. Not just about classroom decisions, but budgets and even hiring. It’s a unique idea and there is a video here from PBS: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/what-if-teachers-were-charged-with-setting-school-direction/ I thought about this for a while this weekend. Although […]

Managers Get You Into Trouble, Leaders Get You Out-Highlights From #edcampswo

Managers Get You Into Trouble, Leaders Get You Out-Highlights From #edcampswo

“It’s OK to be where you are, it’s not OK to stay there” Yesterday was our second EdCampSWO event and it was quite the success. We decided to run our event in parallel with EdCampLondon and use Google Hangout to share sessions. We had close to 300 people in attendance between both locations! Doug Peterson […]

@scrawlar has been overhauled! A new web whiteboard & word processor all in one.

@scrawlar has been overhauled! A new web whiteboard & word processor all in one.

For quite sometime I have been tinkering and toying with the idea of adding a shared whiteboard to scrawlar. Until recently, scrawlar was a web word processor for teachers and students to share word docs. It was created to allow classrooms who share devices an option for typing, editing, collaborating and sharing by pushing student […]

All in a Flap - Students Creating Flappy Bird Clones Using TouchDevelop #CSK8 by @mraspinall

All in a Flap – Students Creating Flappy Bird Clones Using TouchDevelop #CSK8 by @mraspinall

TouchDevelop is awesome. It is another tool for students to ‘code’ on a tablet. Built using HTML5 and boy does it work. TouchDevelop lets you create apps on iPad, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, Windows Phone. Our touch-friendly editor makes coding fun, even on your phone or tablet! Yesterday our class had their first opportunity to […]

Twitter as Choose your Own Professional Development

There you have it – COPD. Choose your own PD. Yesterday I received the following tweet: Dear #PLN, who might be interested in sharing their expertise on assessment with some colleagues? Would you, @mraspinall , @kmalandruccolo — Robin Dubiel (@RobinDubiel) February 10, 2014   And I quickly shared: @RobinDubiel Any particular subject area? Immediately I […]