So It Begins…

So, here it is. My first post at Teched Up Teacher.
This coming school year will be the first year I go all-in on what I think a twenty-first century classroom should look like. I’ve toyed with many of these ideas before this year, but this is the first year I have overhauled my entire class and put all the pieces together for a full year. The overhaul includes compliance with common core, heavy emphasis on technology, project/problem based learning, using Google apps for school, blending my classroom with Schoology, student self-pacing, a full Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program,  a flipped classroom, and gamifying my classroom with achievements (badges), leader boards, item shop, and what I believe to be the world’s first ever attempt to turn my students’ work into an Alternate Reality Game (ARG).
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