Dr. Pineda's classroom is proudly presenting its first screencast on, no less than, the exciting art of calculating percents with changing wholes. Some people would call this "blended learning" or "flipping the classroom", but in this classroom we do not use buzzwords or follow fads. Instead we focus on sound educational strategies that benefit the students the most.
While the screencast is not as polished or hilarious as some other ones out there, it is a start. Ultimately it will be my students that decide what works for them and the direction this pilot project will take.
Go ahead and watch the screencast, visit the new shiny YouTube channel and post a comment, give me thumbs up (or down, if it makes you cringe) share it and subscript because you never know where this will go..., hopefully somewhere very exciting.
Science classrooms are unique learning environments unlike any other classrooms. As a matter of fact, some things only happen in science classrooms. Here is a collection of event that happened in my own science classroom over the last school year. It's a growing list, so check back for updates.
Report from yours truly live-tweeting and navigating the melee at GETCA 2015 (Annual Greater Edmonton Teachers' Conference).
Can a pencil be more than just your average run of the mill pencil? The legendary Palomino Blackwing Pearl can take a student or teacher's writing to new heights. We have taken a batch of the Pearls for a spin and are blown away by how much writing and sketching can be transformed by this unassuming pencil.
Dr. Pineda's Classroom is going YouTube with the release of its first screencast on the exciting topic of calculating percents. Only time will tell if this is the start of something big and shiny or just a passing fad.
After several weeks working on setting up habitats for new classroom animals the big day finally arrived. The newest addition to our classroom include aquatic denizens in our new aquarium and a teenage bearded dragon with lots of attitude and no table manners.