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July 2015 - Education Impression

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rethinking Notetaking

When I first learned about Cornell notes, it was love at first sight. I loved them so much that I decided to change all the notes in my class to Cornell notes. I drew many vertical lines on my chalkboard, created SMART Notebook templates, and wrote a helpful handout to guide students in their use of these notes in my ...

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No Use Repenting When It is Too Late – Story

No Use Repenting When It ‘S Too Late Short Story on “No Use Repenting When It ‘S Too Late” Once a farmer procured honey from a honey-comb after smoking away all the bees of the comb. He put the honey in a pot and made for his house. As ill luck would have it, he stumbled against a stone on ...

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Engineering the Education of our Students

A Science Framework for K-12 Science Education, the blueprint for the Next Generation Science Standards, made it immediately clear that engineering practices would be highlighted as critically important when they were included as one of three dimensions of science learning in the Standards. Upon reading the framework, I panicked a little. Sure, I have included inquiry and discovery experiences in ...

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

It’s time to begin or renew your subscription to the New York Times Replica Edition.  Are you using this terrific resource? The New York Times Replica Edition is a replica of the daily newspaper and 30 days of back issues that can be read on a computer or iPad. You can also listen to articles, browse a picture gallery, or ...

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P.S. Let’s Stop Talking Down to Each Other, Too

Last Tuesday Richard Byrne, of Free Technology For Teachers fame, published an open letter on his blog regarding the way Ed Tech companies talk down to teachers, especially during product pitches and educational sessions. In his essay, he explains that when companies assume that we know nothing, will work for a pittance, and are not experts in our field, it ...

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Let PacMan help you Review your Content!

This morning I read that Russel Tarr has created another fantastic webtool at ClassTools.net.  This one allows users to create a review game inside a game of PacMan.  As a child of the 80s, my curiosity was instantly heightened.  I clicked the link for later, thinking it would take me a while to investigate and try it out.  I was ...

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These Tools are Flipping Awesome!

Almost a year ago I wrote a post about Flippity Flashcards.  I had just completed a two day course on Google Apps for Education at a local college and I introduced Flippity Flashcards in the class.  It was far and away the favorite tool we used during those two days.Flippity Flashcards is a great way to make flashcards using a ...

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Can Islam be Enforced Through Coercion? – English Essay

Can Islam be Enforced Through Coercion? English Essay on “Can Islam be Enforced Through Coercion?”     Most ulema believe that public observance of certain rituals of Islam is compulsory and should be enforced. The compulsory deduction of zakat was hindered by the Shia community and was later made voluntary by the Supreme Court under the Principle of equal treatment. ...

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Letter : To you fiend in case of illness of his father

Illness of father. Examination Hall, (City) A.B.C. June 01, 2015 My Dear Friend, I’m very sorry to hear that your father is very ill, and I do hope that I will soon have some better news about him. You must be dreadfully worried, but perhaps you will be able to gain some consolation from the knowledge that many of your ...

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