Discussions and Projects: Going Beyond Standardized Tests

Discussions and Projects: Going Beyond Standardized Tests


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What are some ways to bring discussions and projects into classrooms? Some of these suggestions appear on YouTube. Books are "so 20th century." We're in the third millennium. That's where we use videos and audio. SoundCloud and YouTube are the places to introduce yourself to new audiences. We can find many learning materials at a low cost or "just the time it takes to search." Many people notice a new book or article in a magazine when there's a photo or an excerpt (in a "poster quote") on Facebook.

This book is a portal, a gateway, or a collection of links to videos that show you how to get to the original pieces. These pages introduce you to materials that are waiting for you online.

Dr. Fischler has several interviews which are collected on SoundCloud. You can also hear those interviews on YouTube. For example, search "Abraham Fischler soundcloud"

For more information, go to www.TransformTeaching.org

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511593489
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2015
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

James McGriff grew up in Miami and during his middle school years moved to Broward County. He's a graduate of Charles W. Flanagan High School. He attended Broward Community College and transferred to Carlos Albizu University. At CAU he earned a B.S. in psychology and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling. He began his teaching career in 2007 working for Dade County Public Schools. He has taught elementary and middle school classes, and currently he teaches high school at SunEd High in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Fischler is President Emeritus and University Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He served as President of Nova University from July 1970 to July 1992. Prior to coming to Nova in 1966, Dr. Fischler was Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He began his career in education as a science teacher and earned his Ed.D. degree at Columbia University. Subsequently, he became Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. After his retirement as President, he served on the Broward County School Board from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Fischler has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, to various State Departments of Education, and to school districts in a number of states. He has authored many articles and publications dealing with science education and advanced teaching methods. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of numerous other educational and scientific organizations.

Dennis Yuzenas is a teacher at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches. He can be reached at dyuzenas@oapb.org. He manages a website at WhatDoYaKnow.com.

Omar Vasile is a teacher in Palm Beach County. He can be reached at omarvasile@gmail.com.

Matt Blazek is a teacher in Boca Raton, Florida at Boca Prep International School. MJBlazek@hotmail.com.

James Kearney is a teacher at SunEd High School in Margate, Florida. JKearney@sunedhigh.com.

Jeff Hutt is a teacher in Miami, Florida. He can be reached at JWHutt@yahoo.com.

Mario Llorente is a teacher in Miami, Florida. He can be reached at MarioPatriot@yahoo.com.

DeeEtte Naukana is a Principal at SunEd High School in Oakland Park, Florida.

Nataly Valladolid and Junior Francois are former students at SunEd High School in North Broward (Margate).

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