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The Ponce Review is Here!

After much hard work, our fifth edition of the Ponce Review is finally here! Copies are available to purchase at the event this Sunday at Books and Books in Coral Gables for only $15! See you there!   Advertisements

National Poem in Your Pocket Day and IB #3!

April is National Poetry Month, so we will be participating in poetry activities all month long, culminating in the Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 26th! You will choose a pocket-sized poem to carry around with you on that day and share with your classmates and teachers the gift of poetry! We are also … Continue reading

SAMR Model for Technology in the Classroom

This was all I could think of when we were talking about the SAMR Model in a workshop recently. This is why I make online publishing a big part of my class.

Facing Fears IB Project

Just a quick update that our Fear Booklet IB projects are in full swing. Students are compiling their booklets in their centers groups right now. One of my students asked about the funny phobias and mentioned this one that I remember from way back in the Far Side comics.

Online Portfolios

Getting started: Go to http://www.wordpress.com and click on Create Website. Choose the topic “Education” and what you would like your Portfolio to look like. Choose your Domain name – it MUST be firstnamelastinitialmdcps – then select the domain that comes up as firstnamelastinitialmdcps.wordpress.com (that’s the free one). You will need to put your email address … Continue reading

Welcome Back!

Great to be back again at Ponce de Leon Middle! Looking forward to an exciting year with my IB students. This year in 6th grade we are going to be talking about Facing Fears, Making Your Voice Heard, Fairness, and Cultural Perspective. In 8th grade, we will have a different set of themes. If you … Continue reading

Neo Geo Pocket Color

Originally posted on Video Games:
The Neo Geo Pocket Color (NGPC) was released in 1999 by SNK. It is a handheld console and it is 16 bit. It has a micro-switch joystick and two buttons. It requires two double A batteries and a watch battery; which is for the date, time, and horoscope. I found…

Decisions, Decisions IB Unit 3

Students, you will be working in centers to learn about the difficult decision the passengers of Flight 93 made on Sept. 11, 2001. You must log in to your portal, click on Apps, Services, and Sites, then click on Discovery Education app,  and then click on the link below: Discovery Education Flight 93 Video Copy … Continue reading

Nothing to Fear

Students, we are in the middle of our first IB unit on Facing Fears! You are reading stories and a novel based on the concept of overcoming your fears, and you will be preparing your Unit Project starting soon. The rubric and other important documents are on Edmodo, so be sure to look. There are … Continue reading

The Fountain of Youth

I feel renewed and invigorated to be bringing the Paperfreeclass experience to a new school after 18 wonderful years at JFK. So far, my experience at Ponce de Leon Middle School has been amazing, and I am looking forward to using as many paper-free options as possible. We have already had a quiz on Edmodo, … Continue reading