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Redefining Excellence in the Classroom Award

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Action Research Projects, Connected Learner Experience |

The PLP Network family sends a hearty congratulations to Mark Carbone and the Waterloo Region District School Board for receiving an award for innovation. Their Futures Forum project supporting 21st Century learning won the “(re)defining Excellence in the Classroom Award” provided by Solution Tree. They were selected  from 70 entries across North America and the award included a $10,000 contribution. We talked with Mark Carbone...

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Incorporating Technology Into a Packed Curriculum

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Action Research Projects | 2 comments

Team Name: Northeast Nuts Team members: Karen Foley, Susan Barron and Victoria Macha School: Nixon, Barron Abstract: We want to use Glogster to incorporate technology into the district curriculum at the same time allow parents to instantly view what the students are working on in the classroom.. We also want to get away from paper and pencil lessons that are rather boring and bring excitement back to the classroom. Problem, Issue, or...

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Interactive Notebooks

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Action Research Projects | 1 comment

Team Name: Techno Niners Team members: Erica Gonzalez- Clendenin, Julia Rivas-Lopez-Clendenin, Rosetta Baquera-Milam, Belia Rasor-Milam, Margaret Baeza-Moreno, Gilbert Brashear-Rusk, Rubenjamin Estrada-Rusk Abstract: Tired of ‘Interactive Notebooks’ being ‘NOT SO INTERACTIVE’?? Students will create DIGITAL INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS with smart new software! Watch as these students really jump into the future with a truly...

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Digital Field Trips

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Action Research Projects | 2 comments

Team Name: Creative Expressions Team members: Guadalupe Luna, Sandy Painter, Brenda Mills, Donna Serna, Cruz Hernandez, Martha Rico, Kelly Sullivan, Jesse Armendariz School: Bonham Elementary, Cielo Vista Elementary, Hawkins Elementary, St. Puis X Abstract: Digital Field Trips are an opportunity for classes to both share their knowledge with others as well as to explore a topic through digital storytelling. Teachers will use campus assessments...

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Smartboard Helpdesk

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Action Research Projects | 2 comments

Team Name: Leo Bananas Team members: Samantha LeBlanc, Gabriela Lozano. Isela Nunez, Alejandro Olvera, Rebecca Hernandez, Ezequiel Rios, Mary Fernandez, Isabel Miramontes, Claudia Jordan, Linda Johnson, Fellow: Pedro Delgado School: Cooley, Hillside, McCarthur Abstract: We will be creating and maintaining a Smartboard helpdesk to help teachers with the technology. The website will contain lesson plans and helpful links. It will also contain...

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Science Vocabulary Acquisition

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Action Research Projects |

Team Name: Bratz Team members: Naomi Delgado, Anna Gamboa, Adria Menchaca, Guillermo Ramirez, Summer Steele, Heather Rodriguez, Angelica Torres, Karen Wright-Balbier Fellow School: Bliss Elementary, Burnet Elementary, Logan Elementary, Park Elementary Abstract: To increase students’ acquisition of science vocabulary, we will be creating videos of students acting out vocabulary words. We will use the gradual release of responsibility model....

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