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Please Consider Supporting our Project!

Hi! We are going full steam ahead on our podcast – Episode 204 is now available! To help further our work in podcasting, we have created a Donors Choose Project to buy a recorder and four microphones. I hope you will consider donating to the project HERE Thank you for your support in our class projects! … Continue reading

New Episode Available!

Please check out our podcast here – you can also put the RSS feed into any podcast player to search for our podcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:174561607/sounds.rss – the latest episode from Ponce is episode 203! Hope you enjoy, and learn along with us as we try something new! Now also available on iTunes Podcast app! Just search for … Continue reading

The New Podcast is Here!

Please check out our podcast here – you can also put the RSS feed into any podcast player to search for our podcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:174561607/sounds.rss – the latest episode from Ponce is episode 201! Hope you enjoy, and learn along with us as we try something new!

The Podcast Returns!

This has been a rather exciting week. I have just recently started listening to a podcast by a famous comedian and reminiscing about the few episodes we did in my 8th grade class back at JFK Middle. The school year is about to start, and I want to start up again with these great kids … Continue reading

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!  

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