January 23, 2016
This semester, I plan to do a few things differently. One thing I plan to do is to use these two greek letters Phi & Psi in my class activities.
Ψ (Psi) = date (ie. 23)
Φ (Phi) = student’s seat number
This would all students to see relationships of numbers and also bring authenticity to student work. I will later give examples and share my students’ artifacts.
January 20, 2016
Education, Pedagogy, Teaching
As an educator, over the years, you wonder if you are actually making a difference daily. Are you increasing the production of students’ dendrites? Every teacher unconsciously looks for the student, usually the (static) ‘smart one’, to see if learning is occurring; or to verify that all actions towards learning isn’t futile.
I charge teachers to select not the brightest but someone (dynamic) else to target learning goal/objective achievement. This is the ‘litmus’ student. The best one would be selected randomly each day or each quarter. Just a quick informal feedback to self to see what is really going on in the classroom.
June 10, 2014
21st century, 21st Century Skills, CMS Summer Institute, Conferences, EdTech, Education, Educators, EOY, reflections, Teaching, twentyfirstcenturyskills
CCSS, CMSSI14, Education, EOY, EOY20132014, goals, projects, school
…MENTAL EXHAUSTION! Instead of blogging, I’ve been hitting the pavement exercising both running and cycling. However, this summer I will work on a life balance and factor blog writing in the equation.
Now that testing and the 2013-14 academic school is finally over, I can do some reflection and planing for the next school year. Some summer projects I would like to work on:
- Integration of fitness and nutrition with current CCSS math curriculum (especially since it a part of the health literacy component of the 21st century framework )
- Delve into the hype of Rasberry Pi and make “heads or tails” of it
- Decide to either use my Edmodo, Moodle or iTunes-U with my classes.
- Work on a EdTech publication! It’s time to share with the world all of the useful knowledge in my head
- Either dye or pluck out all of the gray hair from my head due to stress (just kidding)
I am planning to attend to CMS Summer Institute (#CMSSI14) for two weeks. I am a little excited about this conference and of course I will share my excitement here. Enough of my rambling, let me get back to boxing up my classroom…
Pack rat powers, activate!
December 7, 2013
21st century, Common Core Standards, Education, Education Reform, Educators, Millennials
ccs, commoncore, Education, ethanyoung, millennials, reform
The other day after a common planning session, one of my colleagues shared this video of a student. You may see him an an ordinary pupil, but he speaks for the millennial masses under the Common Core standards reform. With an open mind, please check out this video and share your thoughts.
November 27, 2013
Cell phones, Innovation, Internet, Millennials, Technology
“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Albert Einstein
I do believe that we have arrived to the confirmation of Mr. Einstein’s famous quote. If you don’t believe me, please check out this video and I’ll let you make the determination to see how far fetched it is from reality…