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This Blog Has Moved

August 27, 2012

This blog has moved. The new address is http://www.edunology.com. The RSS feed is http://edunology.com/blog/?feed=rss2 I am no longer working with Jefferson Township Schools. My current position is Assistant Principal with Chatham High School. For that reason I had to move the location of the blog to a private address. Tweet This Post
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There’s an App For That

July 8, 2012
There’s an App For That

Zite http://www.zite.com/ Zite is a personalized magazine for the IPAD. You can select your favorite news sources or topics. Zite will build a magazine full of articles relevant to your interests. This app has a number of uses in schools. Teachers can use the app professional development. Their education topic and technology top-cs have excellent...
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District Academy Awards 2012

June 15, 2012
District Academy Awards 2012

On Monday June 11, 2012 we hosted our second annual academy awards ceremony. This was the first time that it has been a district-wide event. Previously it was limited to only the Middle School.   I developed this event with our middle school gifted and talented teacher, Dr. Nancy Harris.  The purpose is to...
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Kindergarten Class Visits Chile

June 11, 2012
Kindergarten Class Visits Chile

The students in Mrs. Curry’s Kindergarten class have been learning about similarities and differences between ourselves and others and how to celebrate differences. They are also learning  about communities and maps.  They decided to take what they know about their community and share it with others.   Recently they hosted a Skype video conference with  Tia...
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Grade 5 Class Winners of Digital Earth Day Contest

May 30, 2012
Grade 5 Class Winners of Digital Earth Day Contest

The student’s in Mrs. Halsall’s grade 5 class in White Rock School were recognized as winners of the Glogster Edu Earth Day Contest. The contest required students/classes to develop digital posters that explore methods to go green in your community. The Glog they created contains text, images, video and audio.  Mrs. Halsall used a...
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A Personal Interview With A Forensic Psychologist

May 21, 2012
A Personal Interview With A Forensic Psychologist

On May 17, Miss Zegas’s AP Psychology classes engaged in a Skype conference with Dr. Shari Berkowitz at Roosevelt University, http://sites.roosevelt.edu/sberkowitz/.  The conference was sparked by an overwhelming interest in memory and attention by the AP Psychology students. Dr. Berkowitz is a forensic psychologist who specializes in memory, the creation of false memories, and...
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Google Earth.. Not your typical classroom map!

May 3, 2012
Google Earth.. Not  your typical classroom map!

Google Earth has been available as a free download for computers and mobile devices since 2005. The core feature set is a mapping of the earth using satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D Globe technology. Google earth can be downloaded and installed for free. Click here to download.  Once opened you can start...
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Create Your Own STEM Textbook for Free!

March 1, 2012
Create Your Own  STEM Textbook for Free!

The CK-12 foundation has introduced a new resource called the flexbook. CK-12 provides free access to textbooks for science, technology engineering, math and SAT review. They are now offering the ability to design your own “flexbook”. You can read more about this initiative here.  The web interface allows the user to select chapters from...
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A Creative Approach to Representing Content Receives Recognition

February 24, 2012
A Creative Approach to Representing Content Receives Recognition

Congratulations to Mr. Levine, a social studies teaching in our high school. Mr. Levine has been using Glogster EDU as his primary method of delivering instructional content to his students.  His recent Glog on FDR and The Great Depression has been published as a top 5 Glog on the Glogster Edu website. You can...
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Common Core Writing – Web-Based Instructional Resources

February 21, 2012

Consider the following standard taken from the Language Arts Common Core Standard: Writing      “The ability to write logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence is a cornerstone of the writing standards, with opinion writing—a basic form of argument—extending down into the earliest grades. “        While there are a number...
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