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2013 Clarity Data Item 02: Teacher professional development

2013 Clarity Data Item 02: Teacher professional development

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to this blog via e-mail or our RSS feed. We also are each on Twitter (see sidebar on right). Thanks for visiting!  How much time each year do teachers in the Prairie Lakes AEA region spend…

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Do the right work

Do the right work

24 principals in a big room on Tuesday… Do we know what ‘the right work’ is? Can we identify it and label it? Can we tell the difference between ends and means? Between desired outcomes and strategies? PLCs, Common Core, RTI, concept-based instruction, PBIS, 1:1,…

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Just Get Out of the Way

Just Get Out of the Way

Last night I attended an open house at my child’s high school that started out with an opening address from the high school principal and an introduction of the new teachers to the high school parents.  The next segment of the open house consisted of…

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Mammoth decisions…

Mammoth decisions…

So, yesterday I got my approval for my Mammoth account. If you haven’t heard about Mammoth yet, it seems to be sort of an Evernote meets Pinterest meets Google Docs meets… I’m not really sure. Here’s my home page, you can see that it is…

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Whose Turn is it Anyway?

Whose Turn is it Anyway?

This year, I ask you, I beg you…please do not use reading as a classroom management tactic, as punishment, as a means to embarrass.  Please. Use reading as it should be used: a means to learn, a means to escape, a means to inspire, a…

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2013 Clarity Data Item 01: Classroom technology integration

2013 Clarity Data Item 01: Classroom technology integration

How often do teachers in the Prairie Lakes AEA region use technology in interesting ways with students? Not nearly often enough… If these reflect your particular school or district, get in touch. We can help! Clarity surveys will be available twice this year: Oct/Nov and…

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To Post or Not to Post…

To Post or Not to Post…

Hello and welcome to my first post, ever…  No, that’s not how I want to start, too dramatic and generic. How about… I know things.  Not national security, top secret, classified things, like a Tom Clancy movie, and not enough to fill a bestselling book, or…

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Reflection: Ignite the Learning Fire

Reflection: Ignite the Learning Fire

Iowa administrators, Jimmy Casas, Aaron Becker, and  Matt Degner, lead the hour long #iaedchat as they do each Sunday at 8:00 CST. Educators from around the state, nation, and globe join the Twitter chat to discuss topics related to education. See the full transcript from…

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Caine’s Arcade: Imagination + Exposure = Endless Opportunities

The other night I was watching TV and came across this amazing story on NBC Nightly News. Meet Caine, a little boy from East L.A. Caine spent the summer in his father’s auto parts store, and used tape and old cardboard to create his own…

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Intel’s safe, protective, teacher-oriented education tablet?

Intel’s safe, protective, teacher-oriented education tablet?

I received an email from a publicist today asking me if I was interested in talking with someone from Intel about its new education tablet. Here is my response: I’m not interested, thank you, because of this sentence: This month, Intel introduces a new 10-inch…

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How about a FedEx day?

How about a FedEx day?

FedEx Day: a 24-hour hackathon in which individuals or teams work on new ideas and new projects. Participants must work on something that’s not part of their daily work and, most importantly, they have to deliver something in 24 hours (in the words of Seth…

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eduClipper + Edmodo = Teacher happiness

As Erin Klein notes, eduClipper is what Pinterest would be if it were invented by educators. We’ve got a lot of our teachers using Pinterest in their personal and professional lives. With eduClipper they can turn their students loose on the task of resource curation….

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A new team and a new web site!

A new team and a new web site!

Welcome to rethink. redesign., our new web site. We are excited to launch our new team and are looking forward to serving all of the wonderful students, educators, and schools in the Prairie Lakes AEA region. Our goal? To help you be amazing! Are you ready…

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