Category Archives: NYC public schools

NYC DOE Supports Innovative Teaching

Recently, I delivered several Redefining Learning PD sessions for NYC DOE educators. Teachers were thrilled to discover Microsoft’s OneNote and Class Notebook. Part of Office 365, Microsoft has made technology free, accessible and is helping to equalize the playing field in education. Teachers no longer need to stress over xerox copies and handouts being completed in time. Paperwork does not need to be carried home for scoring as all notebooks are stored in the cloud.  Digital notebooks are created and quickly duplicated for different subjects or classes.… Visit the author's original post

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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MIE Expert Weekend & ISTE 2015

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The end of a school year signals excitement for teachers and students primarily because it enables them to rest, rejuvenate and come back to school refreshed and stimulated for another rigorous school year. This particular school year ending was even more special since Microsoft and NCCE sponsored the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert weekend down at Philadelphia, PA at the ISTE 2015 Conference.

MIE Experts were given a chance to meet, collaborate and communicate with other MIE Experts from around the nation and talk shop.… Visit the author's original post

MIE Expert Weekend & ISTE 2015

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The end of a school year signals excitement for teachers and students primarily because it enables them to rest, rejuvenate and come back to school refreshed and stimulated for another rigorous school year. This particular school year ending was even more special since Microsoft and NCCE sponsored the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert weekend down at Philadelphia, PA at the ISTE 2015 Conference.

MIE Experts were given a chance to meet, collaborate and communicate with other MIE Experts from around the nation and talk shop.… Visit the author's original post

MIE Expert Weekend & ISTE 2015

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The end of a school year signals excitement for teachers and students primarily because it enables them to rest, rejuvenate and come back to school refreshed and stimulated for another rigorous school year. This particular school year ending was even more special since Microsoft and NCCE sponsored the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert weekend down at Philadelphia, PA at the ISTE 2015 Conference.

MIE Experts were given a chance to meet, collaborate and communicate with other MIE Experts from around the nation and talk shop.… Visit the author's original post

The Millionaires’ Club

Fourth graders from Ms. Jackson’s and Ms. Lopez’s are learning about the stock market and finances.  In a group selected by the teachers, children are able to learn about the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ exchange. Students analyzed their own lives and reflected on every day products they know, love and use. They brainstormed and came up with Apple, McDonald’s, Sony, Colgate, Six Flags, Disney, Scholastic, Target,  Staples, Children’s Place, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung and Google. Children selected an investment choice based on financial numbers and individual experiences.  … Visit the author's original post

The Millionaires’ Club

Fourth graders from Ms. Jackson’s and Ms. Lopez’s are learning about the stock market and finances.  In a group selected by the teachers, children are able to learn about the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ exchange. Students analyzed their own lives and reflected on every day products they know, love and use. They brainstormed and came up with Apple, McDonald’s, Sony, Colgate, Six Flags, Disney, Scholastic, Target,  Staples, Children’s Place, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung and Google. Children selected an investment choice based on financial numbers and individual experiences.  … Visit the author's original post

Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, several classes across all different grade levels listened to various Dr. Seuss stories. Children participated in accountable talk and made hats to look like the Cat in the Hat. Children then did a hands on activity of edible bracelets with licorice and fruit loops. Whoever knew that birthdays could be so much fun!!!

 


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Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, several classes across all different grade levels listened to various Dr. Seuss stories. Children participated in accountable talk and made hats to look like the Cat in the Hat. Children then did a hands on activity of edible bracelets with licorice and fruit loops. Whoever knew that birthdays could be so much fun!!!

 


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Mystery Skype

A 4th grade class recently had the chance to experience Mystery Skype with @msoskil and his social studies class. Students on both ends eagerly asked questions and marked off states on the map that they knew it could not be. Questions were limited to yes or no only. All scholars had assigned jobs and acted within their roles. Children excitedly whispered thoughts to each other and potential questions. At one point, one if our speakers spoke too quickly in asking his questions to the mystery class and flatly stated ” I take that back” thus generating giggles from the experienced opponents he faced.… Visit the author's original post

Mystery Skype

A 4th grade class recently had the chance to experience Mystery Skype with @msoskil and his social studies class. Students on both ends eagerly asked questions and marked off states on the map that they knew it could not be. Questions were limited to yes or no only. All scholars had assigned jobs and acted within their roles. Children excitedly whispered thoughts to each other and potential questions. At one point, one if our speakers spoke too quickly in asking his questions to the mystery class and flatly stated ” I take that back” thus generating giggles from the experienced opponents he faced.… Visit the author's original post

Street Dreams

So honored and excited to have just had an article, Street Dreams, published in  School Library Journal, the national magazine launched in 1954, and  the leading publication for librarians who work with children. SLJ has  a print circulation of over 30,000, and a web site audience of over 220,000 visitors per month.

Take a few minutes to read the article (linked below) about the  school library and how the scholars are learning environmentalism and developing citizenship skills at the same time.… Visit the author's original post