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  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    Sorry, your post was long and I could not read all of it. My attention span is short these days.

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    I agree with what Chrissy has posted here. I can vouch that Frank is a private person and when I see him post on Facebook, I wonder, “Is Frank ill?” Seriously though, I understand Frank’s concerns and as a parent, I have similar concerns. Since joining Coetail and talking with some school leaders whose opinions I value, I understand the importance…[Read more]

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Brent,

    Thanks for sharing the links. I am always looking for ideas to slow down the summer slide. These look fun. Have a nice summer. Cheers.

    Rob

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Flor,

    Good job! You put in a lot of effort to find other classrooms for your students to collaborate with. I don’t think anyone can fault you for not trying. In the end, it seemed to work out well and your reflection on what you would do differently was honest and deep. I think you should continue to make efforts to find classrooms to…[Read more]

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Ross,

    Well done. I enjoyed your video and liked the activities you did with your students. The project looked fun and the students looked very engaged.

    Good work.

    Rob

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hannah,

    I really enjoyed your video. I thought it was well-made and gave a nice overview of how your class room has changed with these non-traditional projects. I think you have a healthy balance between traditional activities and technology. I like that the students have choices and some independence. They obviously seem very motivated to…[Read more]

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Laura,

    Well done! The blogs/e-portfolios are a big success in our school and reflections continue to get stronger as it becomes a bigger part of our school culture. I like how you have parents and relatives comment on student blogs. Unfortunately, while you found this a challenge, I think it’s a worthy goal.

    I have had some parents comment…[Read more]

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Carlina,

    Great job on this project, video, and all your work at AISC. Before I comment on your project, I want to add that it has been a pleasure to work with you and the AISC tech integrators. We have a strong team led by someone with a strong vision for what a 21st century 1:1 BYOD tech program should look like. I feel encouraged to take…[Read more]

    • Rob,
      Thanks for the nice feedback. We do work hard down here, but I love my job and the people I work with! Our entire technology program has grown so much in the past three years; it’s hard to believe we used to have a computer lab with a computer teacher (gasp)! We are at a place where the focus is more on learning with technology and not so…[Read more]

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Pam,

    Great work, and congratulations on finishing your course 5 project. We worked together two years ago and I know your feelings about using technology. It sounds like you have taken some major steps in integrating technology and that COETAIL had nudged you and pushed all of us to take some steps forward. We are all at a different…[Read more]

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Mary,
    Glad you are joining our walking party and Paul’s Journey. I think you and your students will find this a great experience. I also follow him and Out of Eden Learn on Facebook and Twitter.

    Rob

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Great post. I am new to Twitter and joined a few months ago after a colleague’s Twitter chat workshop. I always said, “I will never join Twitter.” Never say never I guess. I loved Google Reader and got so much of my news and info through it. Twitter has filled the vacuum that Google Reader left when it ended. I am enjoying it, but I do feel a…[Read more]

    • That gives me an idea to have a Twitter workshop with colleagues. Might be a good way to bring them on board. I used Google Reader a lot too and was bummed when it ended. Lots of alternatives though. Good luck with your Twitter-ing, thanks for the comment!

  • Rob Martin posted a new activity comment 4 years, 1 month ago

    Ryan,

    Thanks for sharing this. I hear ya loud and clear. I think we are very similar in our excitement, optimism, and energy expended when it comes to new strategies, technology tools, and initiatives. However, they are often not aligned and there are too many, which leave us wondering which ones are more important or which ones should be…[Read more]

  • Carlina,

    I agree that this is a strong post. There is a lot of reflection here. I think we have a top notch IT program that continues to get stronger and stronger, under the excellent leadership of Kevin and […]

  • Priya,

    Nice post and good videos. I enjoyed the flipped classroom video by Aaron Sams, in particular. I would like to do more of this year. I post a fair number of videos on my class blog which support or […]

  • Christina,

    Nice post. We are reading a lot of posts about gamfication now. We both teach the same content, ancient civilizations. Yes, it is hard to get them excited sometimes about the content (better than […]

  • The CNN Student News videos are great. There was a 5th grade teacher who left last year who used to show them every morning. The kids talked about them a lot at the beginning of the year. This year was too crazy […]

  • Danieta,

    I discovered Historia this year as well and blogged about it back in February:http://www.coetail.com/robmartin/2014/02/14/historia-game-based-learning/
    It looks really cool and I would like to explore […]

  • Tara,

    I love the flipped meeting concept, and think this would be appreciated by many teachers. We are all pressed for time and if it’s easy to create something like what you shared, then why not use it. I love […]

  • Nice post, Ross. Much of my teaching career has also been spent teaching ESL/EAL and co-teaching, so I understand both the joys and the challenges of the positions. I am a humanities guy, so I am sure I would find […]

  • Sounds like a fun lesson. My wife, from Mexico, is a Spanish teacher at our school. I will share this with her. Also glad to hear you are teaching kids that Cinco de Maya is NOT Mexican Independence Day. A […]

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