Equity

Dear Mr. Calvey

I recently received a survey from my state representative seeking input on how to address issues that face the Oklahoma Legislature.  Here is his survey exactly as it reads from the mailer: The 2017 Oklahoma Legislative Session Begins February 6. The main issues expected are: I.  Oklahoma budget.  We face …

Teaching to Our Past

Teaching To Our Students Future

My Past The classroom has changed since my first year of teaching way, way back in 1997.  I had a chalkboard, some …

Comfort Zone

The Anti-Education Era

The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning by James Paul Gee was a book that I read this semester.  This …

Keep Your Coins I Want Change

Teach for America Counter Narratives

One of the books that I read this semester was Teach for America Counter Narratives: Alumni Speak up and Speak Out edited …

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Reign of Error

One of the books that I read this semester was Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the …

Now What

Now What?

That thud you heard… With a resounding defeat of the penny sales tax now what?  It was a tough thing to ask …

Free Ice T: lucky you have some lemonade

Ice T? Nope – Lemonade…

Iced T? I think this commercial is an excellent parallel for teachers to consider.  How many times have we taught a lesson …

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Zombies, Run!

Gamification Gamification is when gaming mechanics are used in non-game situations.  This is the short version.  Some people have different semantics, but …

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Stranger Things and the Upside Down World

I had an interesting conversation with one of my  good teacher friends from Atlanta about the Netflix show Stranger Things – haven’t …

QR Code

QR Codes and Scavenger Hunts

Here is a PDF version of the slides from iPadpaloozaOU!  Share with a friend and enjoy!! I have written about QR codes …

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