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February 2015 Blog Posts (22)

JAEHD 2015, Tokyo in JP

Japan Association of Educators for Human Development Conference 2015 is held in Tokyo from February 28 to March 1. I publish my study using UDL guidelines.

JAEHD 2015 (sorry only Japanese)

 

Added by Keiko Aramaki on February 27, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Problem based learning and UDL

After examining the references my group developed a question and Venn diagram to show the similarities and difference of UDL and PBLs.  We found that UDl IS very similar. The main difference is allowing choice. This can be built in to PBLs. See attached link for all similarities and differences.…

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Added by Michelle Ziesman on February 22, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

PBL(2) + UDL

PBL & UDL Venn Diagram

Added by Shelby Small on February 22, 2015 at 7:32pm — No Comments

iPads

I thoroughly enjoy using iPads in my classroom. I usually use them for research based purposes. Besides research, I recently gave my GT class a variety of options to label a map of Europe. Their options included - a puzzle map (with varying levels), an atlas, or an iPad. 

In their small groups, many of them choose to use the iPad because it's easier to see and they can discuss the locations of countries much more easily than if they all were using an atlas. It began a much more…

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Added by Ashley Link on February 22, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Project Based Learning & UDL

I choose to examine Project Based Learning because I feel it is more appropriate for my subject of social studies. After reviewing the information and finding some of my own information, I questioned what this would look like in the classroom. Is this something that every student has to work on? Is this something that every class has to work on? Is this something that needs to be completed in a day or within a week or two? 

While reviewing and reflecting on these questions for a few…

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Added by Ashley Link on February 22, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Application of small groups & discussion

On Thursday, February 19th, I invited Wendy Prioleau, Alaina Bitzelberger, and my department chair, Brandi Dorsey into my classroom to provide feedback on a new organization of teaching I was testing out with my GT class. We worked independently for a little less than 20 minutes where the students had to gather information about the four regions in Europe (north, south, east, and west). They were able to get this information from either a brochure I created for them or a gallery walk of…

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Added by Ashley Link on February 22, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments

PBL(2) + UDL

What similarities are there between problem based learning and UDL strategies? Differences? 

Added by Alaina Bitzelberger on February 22, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Student Engagement

Working toward goal-"providing multiple means of engagement"-

I created game-style review for science teachers.  Some chose an electronic format while others wanted paper.  I made a kahoot and the students LOVED it!

https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/cb7f5010-55ba-4b46-86e2-f84ef743539b

Added by Christine Pipkin on February 20, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

2/20 Problem Based Learning & UDL Venn Diagram

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Added by Erin Fortney on February 20, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Classroom Environment

When I first started at LMS, I quickly developed a behavioral management program that proved successful for my students. Now, several teachers at LMS are using the program and ideas and finding success with it. My department chair and I decided to help our new teachers set up their classrooms like mine to help them out. This way they would have a solid foundation to begin with and modify it to what works for them. I will go into detail of what I do below. 

I have my students…

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Added by Ashley Link on February 18, 2015 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Google+

While reading one of the sources about project based learning, I started clicking around and stumbled upon a Google+ page fully dedicated to project based learning. Below is the link to the Google+ community I found - 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105127936409761280514/stream/18142636-00f1-46b7-97d9-eb84966d996a

I am going to use my Google+ account…

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Added by Ashley Link on February 18, 2015 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Small Groups

Last Friday, BCPS offered additional professional development. Alaina and Wendy conducted a session about utilizing small groups in the classroom. We learned about it and then practiced what it could look like in the classroom. This was definitely a very helpful experience to further my use of table groups. 

After my GT class had an amazing experience with discussion techniques, it inspired me to restructure their class. They will do the basic opener, agenda/objectives routine and…

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Added by Ashley Link on February 18, 2015 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Discussion Techniques

BCPS has offered a couple of professional development days in the months of January and February - both of which were conducted by Alaina Bitzelberger.

In the first session, she and Wendy Prioleau provided multiple questioning and discussion techniques. They have worked hard in providing UDL examples within our professional development by allowing us to experience and take ownership of the training instead of just listening half-heartedly. From this session, I learned that placemats…

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Added by Ashley Link on February 18, 2015 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Observation of my lesson

In October, Amanda Hughes came to watch my lesson to give me feed back on how to utilize UDL into review sessions. I was using the Active Inspire flipcharts and voters to help the 6th grade students review for a test. Not all the students were thrilled to use the voters so I allowed some students to use white boards instead, and some used pencil and paper. Amanda said she liked how flexible I was and how easy it was for me to allow for student choice. Sometimes I think I am using UDL…

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Added by Michelle Ziesman on February 18, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

pinterest

I have started pinning ideas and resources for a more students centered class. I have over 60 posts so far and 35 followers on my board who repost items I put up all the time. I like to see what others post in education and I also add resources I find on other sites to my board. I am recently using a site I found on pinterest called teachers pay teachers to find great exit slips that allow for student choice and a fun way to use technology. Here is my board…

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Added by Michelle Ziesman on February 18, 2015 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Professional Development Session with Alaina and Wendy

Alaina and Wendy did another amazing job presenting on a session on utilizing small group learning in the classroom.  They has us reflect back in elementary school and have us remember how elementary schools do this all the time.  Alaina again presented the information on the screen/technology and on paper.  Again once she presented it, we then participated in a small group lesson Alaina and Wendy created.  We got to worked individually and do group discussions all in one lesson.  If…

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Added by Jessica Miller on February 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Call out to Education Consultants

As someone who worked for many years as an advisor with students with disabilities in a post-secondary environment I was deeply intrigued with the Universal Design paradigm.  I see it as a means of providing equitable education; however, beyond that I see it as a means of revolutionizing the mainstream concept of education delivery.  I have taken this idea quite seriously:  I have retired from my position at a local university, I am completing a Master of Education degree and completing a…

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Added by Elizabeth McAra-Crawford on February 11, 2015 at 5:17pm — No Comments

1wxpp95dxhpch How To Get Rid Of The Bad Credit History?

There are always few things that will make your life difficult, and if you are not paying close attention to your credit history, then you should know that you will end up facing some issues in the long run. If you want to make things easier and better for you and you, want to be sure that you are eligible to apply for any loans. You can only apply for the loans if you have a good credit history. If you are not taking care of your credit history, then you should know that no bank will…

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Added by 1wxpp95dxhpch on February 9, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

2/5 Lesson Observation- Link's Multiple Electronic Device Lesson

I had the pleasure of observing Ms. Links lesson where students not only had multiple options to use different means of electronic devices but they also had different ways in which they could use them as well. Students could use them for research, writing, typing, connecting information, assistance with their writing format, and layout as well depending on what their group chose to do. Students were able to use their cell phones, the devices or the iPad's depending on comfort for the individual… Continue

Added by Erin Fortney on February 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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