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The Pencil Metaphor – an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school #edchat #naistof #naisac14

I joined a bunch of Google+ Communities where people congregate to ask questions and generously share resources. I just saw a recent post from Michael Parent to the Instructional Technology Integrators and Coaches community. He uploaded a great image where part of a pencil are used to describe the different personality types in a school: The Leaders, The Sharp Ones, The Wood, The Ferrules, The Erasers, The Hangers-On…


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7th graders are making faux profiles on our social network for the annual Great Mathematicians Project


The annual 7th grade Great Mathematicians project is underway. Dr. Sabrina Goldberg‘s students are currently fleshing out faux profiles for their assigned mathematician on The Social Network, our in-house social network powered by Elgg. This year, Don Buckley and I are asking kids to distill their mathematician into a graphic to be used on their digital profiles and on their physical poster.

DeCartes – Cartesian Plane
Newton – gravity, apple
Tesla – electric current, lightbulb, or lightning bolt
Erno Rubik – Rubik’s cube

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Meeting with @donbuckley to schedule afterschool professional development workshops at @The_School


Don Buckley (my boss and the Director of Innovation at The School at Columbia University) and I met this morning and created a schedule to formalize our informal in-house professional development sessions. Here’s the note that we composed this morning that Don just sent out to faculty:

Based on the success of the iPad App shares and our Tweetup, we’d like to host more meetups about new media literacies. The following dates and times have been set aside for these conversations. Please feel free to suggest other topics too! All meetups will happen in the Library.

Feb 29th (Wed) … Presentations (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, GooglePres)
March 6th (Tues) … The Gallery and The Tube
March 28th (Wed) … Twitter/PLN
April 2nd (Mon) … Infographics
April 11th (Wed) … 3D printing (other location needed)
April 26th (Thurs) … iPad App share
May 7th (Mon) … Google Forms and more Infographics with data
May 16th (Wed) … TBD
May 24th (Thurs) … TBD


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